Let’s get right to it:
- I wasn’t the only one who did a Cheney Stadium walk-through on Friday – John McGrath of The News Tribune was there, too. In addition to superior prose, McGrath’s story has some facts and quotes in it.
- KOMO 4 was there on Friday, too – so far I’ve only seen these three pictures, but they filmed a lot of areas, too.
- Mariners reliever Garrett Olson is an interesting guy – and Greg Johns caught up with him, and found out that Olson went on a massive trek through New Zealand this winter. Here’s the story.
- Larry Stone wrote about the big week coming up. I’ll be at the Mariners event on Thursday and will post about it in the afternoon.
- This came out over the weekend, but Geoff Baker’s long post about modern journalism and “scoops” was very interesting to me. Definitely a good read about how journalism has changed in the last 20 years.
- For those of you who can’t get enough me on my own blog (I’m talking to you, Mom!), Lonnie over at Mariner Central did a Q&A with me.
- Lots of PCL stuff today, too. Most importantly, your Tucson Padres have gone live. I really like their logo – classically understated, a nod to the major league affiliate, with a totally awesome cactus.
- Big management news in Las Vegas, where the team is for sale, and Mr. Vegas Don Logan is trying to put together a new investment group. He passed the day-to-day operations to long-time employee and all-around good guy Chuck Johnson.
- Lead broadcasting positions don’t come open in the PCL very often, but we had one in Oklahoma City this winter after the outstanding Jim Byers switched sports and went to hockey. The new broadcaster for the RedHawks is J.P. Shadrick, who was promoted from Class-AA Jacksonville. I don’t know Shadrick, but I’m glad the RedHawks hired somebody who was working his way up through the lower minor leagues – it’s good for our “industry.”
- We close today with a technological advancement that may revolutionize the beer-serving industry – and make stadium beer lines move faster. Check it out! Now that our smartest minds have solved this problem, it’s time to move on to the flying car.
After the jump, a football bit that is total collegiate jingoism and has nothing to do with the Rainiers, baseball, or even the Pacific NW.
Super Golden QBs
In two weeks, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers will become the fourth Cal quarterback to start a Super Bowl. He’ll try to become the first starting Golden Bears QB to play on a Super Bowl champion:
|Joe Kapp||Vikings||IV||Chiefs, 23-7|
|Craig Morton||Cowboys||V||Colts, 16-13|
|Craig Morton||Broncos||XII||Cowboys, 27-10|
|Vince Ferragamo*||Rams||XIV||Steelers, 31-19|
* Ferragamo spent his first two college seasons (1972-73) at Cal before transferring to Nebraska.