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Sheffield avoids injury in AFL; Also, links to articles on Boone, Otani.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Yankees’ prospect Justus Sheffield avoided more serious injury when a comebacker struck him in the leg on Saturday.

The lefty pitcher was removed in the second inning of Scottsdale’s 12-7 loss.

Yankees’ prospects in the game:

1B BIlly McKinney 1 for 2, scored two runs, 1 RBI. Single and walk. .298
3B Kyle Holder 2 for 4, double, RBI. .350

Sheffield (L, 2-2; 3.10) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R,  1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Andrew Schwaab 2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 6.75
Cody Carroll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Jim Bowden, Reds’ GM from 1992-2003 has interesting things to say about Aaron Boone possibly becoming a manager. You can access the link here (copy and paste into browser):


MLB.com has some more information on Shohei Otani here:





Bowden to retire

I remember January of 1983, when, shortly after my alma mater, PSU, won the national championship (I was a senior and was STILL celebrating) Bear Bryant passed away.

The Bear was 69 but looked older. Apparently his body felt the same way. He got to enjoy about four weeks…maybe less…of retirement.

Tomorrow Bobby Bowden will announce his retirement at the age of 80. For years it was wondered who would retire first…Bowden or Paterno. It seemed like both would be the Amos Alonzo Staggs of today.

So Bowden is gone. He leaves 2nd on the coaching list with 388 wins (five behind JoePa). The wins at Samford are in question (but counted, to the chagrin of many a PSU fan) because at the time it was Howard College and at a different level. Some 14 wins may be lost due to a recruiting scandal. This is being appealed.

His last 10 win season was in 2003. That last meeting between him and Paterno (a 3-OT Orange Bowl) was a classic.

But 14 straight 10-win seasons. Too many “wide rights” to count.

See this Wikipedia entry for how Bowden helped and encouraged the Marshall program after the tragic plane crash. It shows a lot about the man’s heart. Heck, read the entry. He might have been the tragic head coach.

His sons distinguished themselves as college football coaches.

He will be missed.

Bryant couldn’t enjoy his retirement. Let’s hope Bowden, at 80, will have an retirement to enjoy.

Paterno turns 83 in a few weeks. He has a top-10 team right now. A 10-win team. I hope JoePa doesn’t wind up like the Bear…with no retirement to enjoy. Who knows how much longer JoePa will linger?

400 for JoePa in 2010.

Then retirement?

Hopefully Bowden…and JoePa…will have many years of retirement to savor.   


Goodbye Charlie? Steelers in trouble?

Once again, ND’s defense let them down and they lost another close one. You can’t say their games this year haven’t been thrillers. But from 6-2 to 6-6 (and you know what I think about 6-6 teams going to bowl games…they shouldn’t). It looks like ND is now searching for a new coach…with a LOT of money still to be paid out to the one being exiled.

…and after getting whupped by Tim Tebow and Florida, you wonder if Bobby Bowden at Fla. St (6-6) is on his way out.

My favorite NFL team, the Steelers go against the Ravens tonight in a “must-win” game. Should they lose, they’ll drop to 6-5. Only thing is, Big Ben is out with post-concussive syndromes. Backup QB Charlie Batch is out. It falls to 3rd-stringer Dennis Dixon—making his first NFL start. Ouch.  

…and you still wonder what’s up with the Tiger accident…

Wait, someone in the Post wants Shelley Duncan in the OF for the Mets? Don’t they know that Citi Field has a huge OF? Have they seen Shelley play the OF? Sheesh.

Update: The Steelers lost in OT, 20-17, falling to 6-5. They are still in the hunt for the WC, but in a scramble. They’ve lost a bunch of close ones this year (KC, Chicago, Cincy, now the Ravens). They should beat Oakland at home next week. But then, they should have beaten KC in KC. It doesn’t look like their year.

Indy stays undefeated. Great game tonight (Monday) as the Patriots take on undefeated New Orleans.