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1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)

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Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.

The rash one gets after swimming in Green Lake, a man-made lake located north of downtown on the other side of Lake Union. "The itch" is relatively harmless, but considering that it is caused by the many ducks and geese (and all that they secrete), it has caused many Seattlelites to swim elsewhere.

1. This is a nickname for Green Bay that is used all over Wisconsin. This nickname refers to the success of the Green Bay Packers franchise that has won the most league championships in NFL history. Their record total is 12, which includes three Super Bowls (Super Bowl I in 1967, Super Bowl II in 1968, and Super Bowl XXXI in 1997).

2. The Green Bay Packers have won 12 NFL Championships (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1997), which is the most for any team in the league.