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Scuttle leftovers, Aug. 24, 2013

August 24, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Congrats to J.B. Mauney for doing the near impossible — riding the bull Bushwacker for eight seconds at Tulsa, Okla.

It was the first time in 57 tries that somebody stayed aboard the the bull "no man can ride."

"I was just hanging the heck on because I thought a few times I was about to get my teeth knocked out," Mauney said.

Elmore Leonard, 87, noted for off-beat characters in his many books, passed away this week.

According to the Washington Post, he liked to quote the review from a librarian at a Connecticut prison: 'While you ain't caught on with the crack and cocaine heads, you have got a following amongst the heroin crowd.' ...

ESPN's Chris Fowler was among six out of the 60 The Associated Press voters who didn't have Michigan ranked in the Top 25 college football poll.

Fowler did tab Michigan State at No. 17 ...

Vintage Base Ball World Series, with rules from 1878-89 used, took place recently in Santa Clara, Calif. Former Tiger slugger Dmitri Young participated.

One rule says a player must be hit by a pitch seven times before taking a base ...

Another reason why Michigan State lost five games by 13 points in 2012? Receiving corps reportedly dropped 66 passes.

Tom Dienhart of BTN.com has been touring the Big Ten practice sites. He’s high on MSU freshman kicker Michael Geiger.

“The kid from Toledo, Ohio, showed a big leg after arriving on campus rated by some as the No. 1 kicker in the nation,” Dienhart wrote ...

Chad Lorkowski, from Little League baseball’s Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores, measures 6-feet-2 and 200 pounds. Wrote Deadspin.com of the pitcher and first baseman: “Although this boy looks old enough to comfortably buy cigarettes without being carded, he is 12 years old. Yes. Seriously.”

Lorkowski faced Iron Mountain in this year’s Little League major baseball state tourney at Ishpeming ...

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