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  • American Idol and Hall of Fame

     
    Before I get to my weekly “American Idol” commentary, I have some final thoughts on this year’s balloting for my Hall of Fame of the area’s most colorful characters. As you’ll see here, this year’s choice is developer...
  • A long overdue honor for Punkin Miller

     
    If you know Punkin Miller, you know he doesn't like to be complimented. He'd rather have his team, his players be saluted, honored, recognized, etc. But if there's anyone who should be in the Blue Mountain League Baseball Hall of Fame, it's him. And...
  • SANDBERG HEADED TO HALL OF FAME ... AND TAKING HIS TEAM WITH HIM

     
    It's not every day you get a guided tour through a Hall of Fame from a member. But the IronPigs will have the opportunity to do just that when manager Ryne Sandberg accompanies the squad to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown for a visit...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn indirectly led to the naming of the band Yo La Tengo

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn indirectly led to the naming of the band Yo La Tengo. STATUS: True. Baseball and music are irresistibly linked together. When you go to a baseball game, you stand for the National Anthem,......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did John Fogerty write "Centerfield" after watching the 1984 All-Star game from the centerfield bleacher?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: John Fogerty wrote "Centerfield" after watching the 1984 All Star Game from the centerfield bleachers at Candlestick Park. STATUS: False. This week is the second part of a two-part look at the tradition of baseball and music. Like......
  • Scouting Notebook: Scout around and read this book on Alex Pompez

     
    A few weeks ago, I was sitting at Dodger Stadium doing research for another book, when Dodger coach Manny Mota came over to say hello to my interview subject. I told Mota I had just finished reading a new book......
  • Florida SS Nolan Fontana named semifinalist for Brooks Wallace Award

     
    Florida sophomore Nolan Fontana was named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award. The Winter Garden native has started 63 games for UF this season, hitting .309. He leads the Gators with 45 walks, eight sacrifice flies and...
  • Gators LHP/DH Brian Johnson named semifinalist for Olerud Award

     
    Florida sophomore Brian Johnson was named a semifinalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. The Gators' left-handed pitcher and designated hitter was a first-team All-SEC selection this season. Johnson is 8-3 with a 3.66 ERA, 15 starts,...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 13: Walter O'Malley

     
    Longtime Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley changed the landscape of baseball in many ways. Readers vote Walter O'Malley the the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 13, Walter O'Malley,...
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Did Dizzy Dean come in from the radio booth to pitch a game for them?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A team's radio announcer came in to pitch the final game of the team's season. Criticism of professional athletes by announcers put an interesting spin on a traditional retort that people being criticized often use, which is......
  • Roger Clemens on Trial

     
    The perjury trial for pitching great Roger Clemens began this week and is expected to last into next month. Clemens is accused of lying under oath to the House Government Reform Committee in 2008 when he denied ever using steroids......
  • Day 2 of Ultimate Road Trip: Cincinnati will be tough to beat

     
    As a Cardinals fan I am supposed to hate the Reds. It's one of the best rivalries in baseball at the moment and that brawl they had last year was one of the worst in recent MLB history. But visiting Cincinnati on Friday, my first time ever in the Queen...