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Scuttle leftovers, Aug. 2, 2014

August 3, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From prolific writer Roger Angell, honored recently with baseball’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award: “The thing about baseball is, it's probably the hardest game to play. The greatest hitters are only succeeding a third of the time. If you take a great athlete who's never played baseball and put him in the infield, he's lost." ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “A 105-year-old woman threw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game. It had slightly more velocity than the All-Star game pitch Adam Wainwright threw Derek Jeter.”

Hard to argue with columnist Norman Chad’s “Mount Rushmore” of sitcoms: ‘‘The Honeymooners,’’ ‘‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’’ ‘‘All in the Family,’’ ‘‘Seinfeld.’’ ...

From Boston Globe baseball expert Nick Cafardo, on Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias: “Scouts hearing the Tigers are really impressed with rookie shortstop Eugenio Suarez and may trade Iglesias, who has missed this season with stress fractures in both shins.” ...

 
 

 

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