Recent Comments by petem

Sports Illustrated's All-Time All-Star Team

Yogi Berra ahead of Mickey Cochrane? Seems as though a poll of sportswriters in 1970 rated Black Mike the best of all time and berra had retired.

posted by petem at 01:50 PM on October 07, 2006

Dick Wagner Dead at 78

I had dinner with Dick to start the 82 season. Nice guy who should be missed by all Reds fans.

posted by petem at 10:20 PM on October 06, 2006

I watched all day Sunday. Wonderful not to have to watch over paid jerks toss a ball through a hoop. Pro and College.

posted by petem at 07:12 PM on March 28, 2006

Stink-o de Marcho

US is out of the WBC? I can hear the lunatic fringe tomorrow in Fatty Limberger's show blaming the early demise on Liberals. What next?

posted by petem at 05:03 AM on March 17, 2006

Hall of Famer Puckett suffers stroke

Puck. May your recovery be swift and complete.

posted by petem at 04:23 PM on March 05, 2006

Bode's a bust

Bode Miller may be having a bad Olympics but I sure wish I could ski as well as him. Thankfully I don't have the world watching me and criticizing every little thing I do.

posted by petem at 03:28 AM on February 21, 2006

Buck O'Neil headed to baseball's Hall?

Just thinking about other guys that didn't play the game but should be in the HOF. Yosh Kawano, the Cubs clubhouse guy. He has been with that club in some capacity since before WWII. During part of the war he was "interrned" at a camp in Nevada or Utah when Mr Wrigley put him on the payroll. He has been the clubhouse man for over 60 years. When he was a kid, and the team trained on Santa Catalina, he was the batboy. How much of one's life do one have to give before they get some real recognition?

posted by petem at 12:16 AM on February 13, 2006

Buck O'Neil headed to baseball's Hall?

I met Buck in 1981 at the NLCS. What a wonderful man, full of stories and a smile that brightens your life. At the time he was employed by the Cubs, the last time they had a baseball man on the payroll.

posted by petem at 01:58 PM on February 12, 2006