Joe T’s Scoreboard
By Joe Torosian
April 30, 2014 • 169 views
Brave New World:
So the thoughts and belief system of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling gets exposed…at roughly the same time the NAACP is about to give him an award for his good deeds in matters of race.
Assessment: Both Sterling and the NAACP are bankrupt morally.
Good News Department:
The Clippers will get a new owner faster than you can say Marge Schott. The sweetest of ironies would be an ownership group headed by Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Note to Magic Johnson:
I’d be happy to take a picture with you.
Department of Income Inequality:
Minnesota Twins right fielder/ first baseman Chris Colabello is second in the American League in runs batted in with 27. Colabello, 30 and in his rookie year, is making $505,000. In third place is Baltimore Oriole outfielder Nelson Cruz who is making $8,000,000.
The New York Yankees are paying $15,000,000 to Carlos Beltran and he has less than half the RBI’s Colabello has with 13.
Things to Keep an Eye on:
The Alhambra Moors baseball team has won eight in a row. Head Coach Steve Gewecke’s teams are generally among the most fundamentally sound in the area and are always capable of making a deep, deep run in the playoffs.
El Monte American Little League, which has played its games at Pioneer Park roughly since the Pilgrims first crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower, is playing its games at Lambert Park this season, which is the home of El Monte National. Pioneer Park is currently under going renovations.
If You Don’t Know Department:
Long time NBA coach and personality Dr. Jack Ramsay died over the weekend at the age of 89 in his sleep. Ramsay coached the the 1976-1977 Portland Trailblazers to the NBA championship with a four games to two victory over the Dr. J (Julius Erving) led Philadelphia 76ers.
I couldn’t stand Ramsay then because the Trailblazers swept the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, but as the years went on I came to realize he was important to the game of basketball. The NBA which is suffering, will suffer all the more with the likes of Jack Ramsay departing.
Happy Birthday this week to:
4/30: Longtime area coach and San Gabriel alum Jude Oliva turns 34.
5/4: Former Temple City basketball forward Ryan Bateman turns 37.
5/5: Longtime area Little League coach Gerald “Daddy Wags” Wagner turns 47.
5/6: Former Temple City National President Kristen Dearth turns ‘even younger’.
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