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Scuttle leftovers, May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Tom Durkin, a onetime St. Norbert College student, plans to retire from calling New York Racing Association horse races at the end of the season. He started in the business 43 years ago, during the Richard Nixon administration.

“I don’t want to keep doing this until Chelsea Clinton is president,” Durkin said. “I think 43 years is enough, 44 might have been one year too many.” ...

Iron Mountain’s Tommy Izzo stopped at the White House during a recent visit to Washington D.C.

The Michigan State basketball coach dropped by the Oval Office to see both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. He also toured the Rose Garden and Obama's basketball court on the White House grounds. ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones asked Pacman Jones to speak to his team about the importance of character. Were Tonya Harding and Pete Rose unavailable?” ...

Victor Martinez, a catcher/DH with the Tigers, is a free agent after this season. Martinez, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, recently took a called third strike for the first time in 597 plate appearances ...

From Mike Bianchi, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, on Pac-12 football coaches chiding the SEC for playing just an eight-game conference schedule: "Isn't this sort of like the poodle yapping at the pit bull for not being tough enough?" ...

U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, offers a 12-scoop sundae for $17. A full-sized batting helmet contains four scoops each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream plus two bananas, topped with caramel, strawberry sauce, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherries.

And if that doesn’t grab you, how about bacon on a stick from the Texas Rangers? Seven bucks will get you a half-inch-thick piece of bacon, Hungarian-smoked and dipped in maple syrup ...

Actor Norman Lloyd — remember him from “St. Elsewhere” and other roles? — plays tennis twice a week at the age of 99 ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Randy Howell landed a $300,000 prize for winning this year's Bassmaster Classic. To put that in perspective, UConn's Kevin Ollie got a $166,666 bonus for winning the NCAA tournament.”

From the daughter of late public relations wizard Al Longo: "His experience in the Marine Corps was pivotal for him because it was the first time he left Boston, and he maintained a tremendous belief that the world could be as big for you as you wanted it to be." ...

 
 

 

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