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Scuttle leftovers, Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 17, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From Daric Barton, Oakland A’s: “I understand what kind of hitter I am. I don’t read the crap people write about me, I don’t listen to the crap people say about me. Who gives a crap what people say? People are going to love me or hate me. They’re entitled to their opinion, that doesn’t bother me at all.” ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Architects in Minneapolis released designs for the city's new NFL stadium — and it looks like a glass Viking longboat. Rival Green Bay, not to be upstaged, immediately broke ground for a crystal meatpacking plant.” ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after ex-Lions receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in 15 hours: "Tying the record set by Otis on 'The Andy Griffith Show.' " ...

"Mean Gene" Okerlund, popular pro wrestling announcer, owns a hamburger chain called "Mean Gene's Burgers" based in Sioux Falls, S.D. ...

From Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, talking defense with Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "The first rule in baseball is catch the ball. I don't care how good your pitching is, I don't care how good your hitting is, if you can't catch the ball and you give the other team four, five outs, you're going to get your butt beat." ...

I know there’s at least two people in town, one an Ontonagon grad who hits a tennis ball with authority, looking forward to the second season of A&E Network’s “Longmire.” This fan didn’t want to see the show about a Wyoming sheriff moved from Sunday to Monday (May 27) ...

Blue Jays broadcaster and former Tigers great Jack Morris, on why only two baseball managers (John Farrell, Bud Black) have pitching backgrounds: “There’s not much money in it (managing). Maybe that’s why.” ...

Cantor Gaming, according to Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has set betting lines for the first 16 weeks of the 2013 NFL season. The Packers are underdogs in just two games, one of them when they play the Super Bowl champion Ravens (1-point) in Baltimore ...

Notre Dame plans to add buildings and more than 3,000 premium seats in order to make Notre Dame Stadium into an area of campus that is more of “a community hub.”

Noted Reggie Hayes, Fort Wayne (Ind.) News Sentinel: “You know what, it's about time something was done to raise the profile of the overlooked football stadium.” ...

Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe notes that “Alcor, the Scottsdale cryonics firm that froze Ted Williams over 10 years ago, in April placed its 117th patient in deep freeze.” ...

With the Little League baseball season under way, I should alert parents, coaches and players that the Major League Baseball minimum salary is $490,000 this season and goes to $500,000 next year.

So if you had any doubts about extra practice time.

Another good income source would be college football or basketball coaching, highest-paid public employees in 39 of the 50 states, according to Deadspin ...

 
 
 

 

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