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Scuttle leftovers, March 22, 2014

March 22, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Former Felch Rangers manager Andy Anderson checked in from Florida. Andy, a big Detroit Tigers fan, was asked about the shortstop problems with Jose Iglesias injured. “The Tigers need a Dave Bray,” said Andy, referring to a Rangers great from the past ...

Chase Field, home of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, offers the D-Bat Dog at its concession stands. The 18-inch corn dog — stuffed with cheese, bacon and jalapenos — and served with a side of fries can be purchased for $25. Ouch! ...

Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball coach of the year deflected the credit for his Patriots going undefeated against league foes.

"The credit goes to our very talented team that won a lot of games this season, and the glory all goes to God,” Goodman-Pembine Coach Paul Whitt said. “The trophies, banners and awards are humbling, and proof of a successful basketball season. The proof of whether I was a successful coach will actually come years down the road in whether these guys are still committed to living for something bigger than themselves.”

Whitt expressed appreciation to the “very supportive” school board, superintendent, parents and community ...

Seth Westcott, who challenged Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner for the final berth on the U.S. Winter Olympic snowboardcross team, told the Boston Globe he’s “still about six months away from full recovery from an April knee injury that dashed his Sochi hopes.” ...

From Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, on why basketball coaches except pros, should play everybody in games: “The best coaches are the ones who find a way to include everybody. And the worst ones are small minds who stop seeing the kids at the end of the bench.” ...

From the late Doug Mohns, who played 22 years in the National Hockey League: “We are all put on earth here to help others when we can. God’s been good to me and I feel I have some obligation to be good to others.” ...

Jeff Olson, who has coached Ishpeming to a pair of state football titles, will return to guiding the Hematites boys basketball program.

Olson, 16-5 overall in his first season as head basketball coach, told “Cremsburg” of The Mining Journal that he considered the “stress level” involved with coaching basketball and “family concerns” before making the decision ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Detroit Red Wing Daniel Alfredsson lost two teeth, plucked 'em off the ice, took the teeth to the bench and did not miss a shift. And in baseball news, Oakland's Drew Pomeranz missed the first day of spring training with an ingrown leg hair.” ...

Iron Mountain’s Tommy Izzo will be working into the wee hours preparing Michigan State for the NCAA tournament.

 
 

 

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