Thousands watch Lufkin All-Stars from humongous natural slide

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (KTRE) - Every year thousands make their way to Williamsport, Pa., to watch good baseball and while the majority of the eyes are on Historic Lamade Stadium, there is a tradition going on past the outfield fence.

The art of sliding down the hill during the games has been going on for years but no one could give me a clear answer on how it started.

"Oh I don't know. It gives you something else to do other than a baseball game," said Pat Welk of Scranton, Pa. "It makes it a spectacle."

"Why not? It is fun,"said Nate Hess from Pittsburgh. "Sometimes you eat the grass and choke on it, which I've done a lot."

The spectacle of the hill attracts people from all nationalities and all ages.

There are a lot of ways to go down the hill. Some stand, some sit, and some go head-first.

"Keep your feet off the ground," said Hayden Scarmack "It will slow you down and get a running start."

"No that's not fun," said Josh Horst of Pittsburgh. "That's not fun. You got to put wax on your board. It makes you go faster."

Going down is easy. Getting up is the hard part but the kids say it is worth it and once you start it is hard to stop.

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