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Scuttle leftovers, Sept. 7, 2013

September 7, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Paula Pasche, author of "100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph), turns out stimulating stories for The Oakland Press.

The Detroit Lions beat writer’s grandparents are the late Olaf and Helen (McMahon) Backlund, from Felch and Hardwood.

Michigan State’s season-opening struggles with Western Michigan indicated problems offensively.

Mike Huguenin of NFL Draft 365 doesn’t see any of the Spartan offensive players drafted this year. MSU has had at least one offensive player selected in every draft but one since 1981 ...

Former college and pro football coach Barry Switzer, on controversial Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel: “I don’t know if he can throw the football well enough or is tall enough to play the game (in the NFL). Certainly, he’s not disciplined enough.” ...

Free agent wide receiver Griff Whalen, grandson of Menominee’s Katie Jones, cracked the Indianapolis Colts roster. Whalen and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck roomed together at Stanford ...

U.S. Open concession stand offers a meatball sub with “three big, toasty warm meatballs, hot tomato sauce and freshly sprinkled cheese on top.”

And for $11, quite reasonable by Open standards, says the New York Times ...

Is the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) out to get Florence High School baseball coach Dave LaPoint?

That organization’s baseball rules committee has decided “even with cutbacks for uniform funds, coaches should still be dressed in a similar fashion to the players as a means of helping umpires recognize members of the coaching staff.”

Dave, not big on uniforms, prefers civilian garb while coaching the Bobcats. However, Bobcats assistant and third-base coach “Irish Mickey” Doyle does look dapper in a uniform.” ...

Hermansville’s Bob Whitens, one of 10 inductees to the 2013 U.P. Sports Hall of Fame class, was a player-coach for the Hermansville Redskins of the Wishigan Baseball League.

That Hermansville lineup included 16-year-old shortstop Mike Caruso, who later became a broadcasting legend and 2014 U.P. Hall of Fame inductee.

“Good, young player,” Bob recalled.

Added the joking (I think) basketball coaching great, “Mike could hit the ball once in a while as long as it was a fastball.” ...

 
 

 

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