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Voice on the other end

The phone call you never want to receive:
“Daddy, where are you?”

“I’m at home. Why?”

“They closed school early today.”

“And how was I supposed to know that?”

“I figured you would have watched the news or something.”


Feel free to contribute to the list. I’m guessing we could put a baseball spin on it.

Here’s one:

“Hey, man, remember that ‘B-12’ shot I gave you?”

Whatever follows has to be bad.

I was reminded again by a Chicago contact that pitcher Rich Hill is untouchable. Don’t even try.

For anyone who wonders if the Orioles could package Erik Bedard with Brian Roberts in an attempt to get more from the Cubs, that would require Hill being included. Don't even try.

The Sports Legends Museum is celebrating Babe Ruth’s 113th birthday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Julio Franco’s family will be doing the same thing in his honor, but I digress…

(OK, there's my monthly Julio Franco quip. Thanks for your patience and understanding.)
Among the confirmed guests are Ron Hansen, Joe Orsulak, John Stefero, Lenny Moore, John Mackey, Mike Curtis, Jim Mutscheller, Tom Matte, Doug Eggers, Howard Stevens, Rick Volk and Stan White.

I remember when Stevens visited Old Mill Middle School when I was a student. Most of the kids were taller than him. An offensive lineman also showed up. Dave Taylor, I believe. Ring a bell?

Anyway, the museum will present the 2008 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service award to Roberts, who can’t attend because of a previous commitment.

Rich Hill will accept it in his honor.

OK, don't even try.