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Scuttle leftovers, July 13, 2013

July 13, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Former Marquette Mining Journal sports writer Kurt Mensching has come a long way. He’s now the editor of Bless You Boys, a Tigers blog, and can also be found in the Detroit News commenting on his favorite baseball team ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: “Waukegan, Ill., has a junior high named after comedian Jack Benny. Its mascot, fittingly enough, is the 39’ers.”

Kids, your grandparents can explain that one to you ...

Major League Baseball’s most popular jerseys: 1. Buster Posey, Giants; 2. Mariano Rivera, Yankees; 3. Yadier Molina, Cardinals ...

From Ian Hamilton, Regina Leader-Post: “To honor the Blackhawks’ recent NHL championship, a Chicago barbecue joint created a life-size replica of the Stanley Cup made entirely out of meat. The base of the so-called "Manley Cup" was made of ground beef, the bowl was made of bacon and the pieces were held together by hot dogs. So much for the NHL's salad days.”

From comedy writer Jim Barach: “A recent poll discovered that the U.S. Supreme Court's approval rating is at an all-time low. Even the Chicago Cubs are wondering how nine people can so consistently chalk up a losing record."

From Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe: “Touring colleges with son. Impressions: 1. enthusiasm infectious; 2. tuition totally absurd; 3. emphasis on sports ridiculous.”

From Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe: “Miguel Cabrera has done something this season no major league player has done since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau— go 4 for 4 with at least two home runs in three games. He’s done it against Tampa Bay, Houston, and Texas. Cabrera may be in a fight for Triple Crown honors with Baltimore’s Chris Davis, and he can become the only righthanded hitter with three straight batting titles since Rogers Hornsby won six straight from 1920-25.” ...

From Ben Volin, Boston Globe: “Thirteen NFL teams operated at less than 95 percent attendance capacity in 2013 (with Miami last at 76.3 percent), and the answer seems simple— lower the prices. And not just on tickets. There’s no immutable law that parking has to cost $25 and a basket of rubbery chicken tenders $12. The fans will show up if they feel like they are getting a deal. Instead, it feels like they’re getting shaken down at the gates.” ...

Interesting stuff from Lansing State Journal columnist and sportscaster Tim Staudt: “Fritz Crisler added wings to Michigan’s helmets in 1938, so receivers could be easily identified downfield by his quarterbacks ... Michigan’s athletic budget for fiscal 2014 is $146.4 million. Michigan expects a surplus of $8.9 million ... Michigan will get $3.1 million for hosting the Winter Classic NHL game between Detroit and Toronto New Year’s Day ...

Pro wrestler and movie star Al Snow, buddy of local barbed wire match expert “Irish Mickey” Doyle, signs autographs this weekend at a Milwaukee area jewelry store ...

New University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen owns three Great Dane-Bullmastiff mix dogs ...

Veteran racer Rich Bickle, according to Florence grad and Milwaukee JournalSentinel motorsports writer Dave Kallmann, “has called 2013 his farewell tour after decades of racing.” ...

 
 
 

 

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