My Mike Martin column on ESPN To that in a minute. First, the usual… This Day in History, March 5th
The new Hall of Fame class is here.
No big shocks of course. Just a lot of well-deserved talents.
Today in history, March 4th:
- In 1888, Knute Rockne was born in Voss, Norway. He would emigrate to Chicago at age five and become an All American end for Notre Dame in 1913, helping to popularize the forward pass.
Here’s a note on fanatic fans.
On this day in history, March 2nd.
- In 1960, USC opens its season with an 8-4 win over Occidental College. The Trojans would go on to finish the 1960 season at 32-11 and national runner-up to Minnesota. They would play the Gophers three times in Omaha that season, all three of which went into extra innings, including the title game which Minnesota won 2-1 in 10 innings.
Caught a great battle between what appear to be two pretty good teams on the West Coast as I ventured up the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday to see Oregon edge UC Santa Barbara with some late-inning heroics at the plate and on the mound.
Today in History, February 28th:
- In 1940, the first televised basketball game was shown between Pittsburgh and Fordham, played at Madison Square Garden.
Mother Nature, Ole Man Winter… you guys are freaking jerks! Just cut the crap, wouldja?
This day in history:
- In 1919, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park. Ninety-six years later Grand Canyon University’s baseball team raced out to a 7-0 start, before losing to Cal State Northridge 10-1.
Posting this while flying back from the East coast. I complimented the stewardess the minute I got on the plane and lo and behold, for the duration of the flight she ended up bringing me four airplane-sized Jack Daniels bottles and a Heineken, all FREE. Everytime I offered my credit card she just looked at me and said, “Don’t worry ’bout it.” So by all means StitchHeads, be nice to your flight attendants from the minute you get on the plane, it can really be beneficial.
I worked on my latest article and drank freely the entire five-hour connecting flight from Newark to L.A. Oh, I also watched the movie “Die Hard” for the first time in my life. One of the best flights I’ve ever had.
While I was in Gainesville for the Miami-Florida series, I got some good pics from a couple buds of mine. But I was so slammed I couldn’t post them this weekend, so I’ll put them up now.
Good work to amateur photog Kenton Cook, the Doctor of College Baseball, and to professional photog Matt Brown, who is the official photographer of the Angels and is at MattBrownPhoto.com.