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Not So Brave New World:
The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates get into a brawl on Easter Sunday because a Brewer player used a racial slur…Nope. They got into a fight over liberal versus conservative politics…Nope. They got into a fight over immigration…Nope.

These “adult” men who (fairly or unfairly) are viewed as role models actually got into brawl because one player admired a hit ball for too long. The pitcher, the guy who threw the pitch and made it easy enough to hit was offended by this. So a fight broke out.

Good News Department:
As of yet MLB players have not been asked to defend our country.

Impressive Life Department:
Former middle-weight champion boxing contender Ruben “Hurricane” Carter, 76, died over the weekend from prostate cancer. Carter was convicted twice on faulty testimony for 1966 deaths of three people in Patterson, New Jersey. After serving 19 years he was released in 1985.

What everyone who came into contact with Carter said, despite being wrongly accused and incarcerated for so long, was bitterness never got the better of him. That is truly impressive.

Prep Football:
Most, if not all, of the local football programs will start spring workouts the second week of May.

If You’d Like To Help Get These Football Players To College:
“The Jim Brownfield Memorial Golf Tournament” will be held May 30th at Brookside Park (at the Rose Bowl) in Pasadena. The National Football Foundation sponsors this event (along with the East-West Hall of Fame game) to raise scholarship money for Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley area. If you are interested in being a sponsor or participating please contact Tony Ortega at (562) 458-8895.

Happy Birthday this week to:
4/24: Former El Monte National standout & Arroyo catcher Chris Ramirez turns 25.
4/25: Former Arroyo Knight and playground basketball standout Rick Curtis turns 43.
4/26: Former El Monte defensive end Ben Lopez turns 58.
4/27: Former Temple City American & Arcadia catcher Chris Lucas turns 22.
4/28: Former El Monte wide receiver & basketball forward Chuck Jeffrey turns 51.
4/28: Former Temple City wide receiver Branden Pultz turns 22.
(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line at the address below.)

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