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By Joe Torosian

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Brave New World:

You know things are out of whack in college basketball when Connecticut and Kentucky can meet in the NCAA men’s finals and have the journeys to get there described as “Cinderella” like.


Oh and by the way, it might be racist to refer to the Kentucky basketball team as “athletic.” So mind what you say and think or you could be brought up on thought crime charges.


Good News Department:

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Department of Income

The Fan Cost Index comprises the prices of four adult average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.

Dodger Stadium: Average Ticket: $22.37,  Average Total: $204.95

Angels Stadium: Average Ticket: $27.54,  Average Total: $196.16

Yankees Stadium: Average Ticket: $51.55,  Average Total: $324.30

Diamondbacks Stadium: Average Ticket: $16.89,  Average Total: $151.55

MLB Stadium: Average Average Ticket: $27.73,  Average Total: $210.46

(***Note: I know the above stadium names are different, but I used the team/stadium designation for clarity.)


Things to Keep an Eye on: 

The South El Monte Eagles softball team overcame a 3-2 deficit with a three run sixth inning to defeat Arroyo 5-2 last Wednesday. The Eagles Amanda Lopez was solid in the field while driving in two runs.


South El Monte followed that win with a 7-2 victory over Gabrielino on Friday. Ashley “Smashley” Diaz went four for four with two home runs and three runs batted in from her spot at shortstop. The Eagles are a perfect 5-0 in league, 7-4 overall.



Are there any Olympic Games this year? It seems like every few months there is an Olympic Game…Kind of like country music award shows.


Happy Birthday this week to: 

4/9: Former Arcadia big man John Miles turns 28.

4/11: Former Temple City wide receiver Kenny Werner turns 23.

4/12: Former El Monte lineman, Rosemead Principal, current Mt. View Principal Larry Cecil turns 52.

4/15: Former Rosemead defensive end/tight end Stephen Barela turns 30.


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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Joe T’s Scoreboard