I returned to work after a week's vacation today to discover that Five Spot had passed away while I was gone. I had written some items today without hearing that bit of news, so I pass them along for one last chuckle (I hope):
Tommy Lasorda was talked into visiting a hospital by Joe Torre last week, and doctors found a 90 percent blockage in one of Lasorda’s arteries. Funny - it’s usually Mariano Rivera that gets the save, not Torre.
Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin helped Pawtucket to a big weekend series triumph over the Bisons. It’s a good thing Rhode Island newspapers saved their “Lin-sanity” headline ideas.
The Mets’ pitching staff boasts such players as 6-foot-10 Chris Young and 6-foot-11 Jon Rauch. New York may not win the National League East this year, but it is already favored for next season’s NBA Central Division.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended his long winless streak in NASCAR on Sunday. Immediately following the race, Celery announced he was ending his short-lived retirement in the Bisons’ mascot races.
Syracuse will play a game against San Diego State on an aircraft carrier this upcoming season. Orange coach Jim Boeheim will play anywhere as long as he has the home-ocean advantage.