Time Out with Tany

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports, Saginaw Spirit,   From Issue 642   By: Jack B Tany

02nd August, 2007     0



Name the Major League baseball pitcher who has won World Series games in three different decades?
A. Jim Palmer
B.  Bob Feller
Roger Clemens
D.  Marty Decher


Golfer Jimmy Demaret, "The only activities in the world you can enjoy without being any good at are golf and sex."

Former professional hockey player Phil Esposito, on superstitions, "I have these all over my locker area: four-leaf clover, Jewish star, Chinese good-luck charm. I can't afford to offend anyone."

Billy Martin, former Major League manager, on when a manager should start looking for another job, "When you arrive at the ball park and find your name has been scratched from the parking list."


Did you know that Bob Barker, the long-timer host of "The Price is Right," played college basketball? The 83-year-old Barker attended Drury College in Missouri on a basketball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in economics.

Hats off to Tom Mudd, local Saginaw historian, who got the ball rolling (no pun intended) starting a Vintage Base Ball Team for Saginaw. Harold Campau is the team's manager and Richard Curry the coach. The team will be dubbed the Saginaw Old Gold's, which was the first organized baseball team located in Saginaw proper.

The Spirit Roulette, better known as naming the general manager for the Saginaw Spirit hockey team, has to be extremely frustrating for the team's brain-trust - Richard Garber and Craig Goslin. The team named Sheldon Ferguson as the team's new GM back in early July, only to have Ferguson quit the team a week later for personal reasons. Roughly three days later the team announced that Donald Edwards would be the team's new general manager. Ferguson, ah, I mean Edwards, was hired to replace Bob Mancini who was fired at the end of last season. He's got extensive credentials as is a former National Hockey League netminder.

Prior to his death the late Ted Williams was asked if there was a hitter in the Major League All-Star Game he'd pay to see play. Without hesitation he said it would be Detroit's Cecil Fielder. He'd probably be saying the same thing about Fielder's son, Prince, who had 29 homers and 70 ribbies at the break.

Neither clubhouse at the recent Major League All-Star game in San Francisco was allowed to have alcohol. Following the drunken driving death of St. Louis pitcher Josh Hancock, a number of teams eliminated suds from the clubhouse. Currently, 13 teams do not allow alcoholic beverages.
How many times have you heard someone say, "Been to a Loons' game yet?"

Former Detroit Tiger hurler Mickey Lolich was at the new Menard's Home Improvement store in Saginaw Township recently. Hundreds of Tri-City residents stood in line to get his autograph. Being the sports memorabilia collector I am, I was happy that find out that people were allowed to have two items signed by Lolich. Like many others, I brought a baseball to have him sign. I also brought a vintage (1968) poster of Lolich for him to pen his name. He took one look at it and said, "Damn, I've got a big ass in that picture."

A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved in an alleged dog-fighting operation, according to court documents. Fifty-four pit bulls were recovered from the property during searches in April, along with a "rape stand," used to hold dogs in place for mating, an electric treadmill modified for dogs; and a bloodied piece of carpeting, court documents said. The fights usually occurred late at night or in the early morning and would last several hours. If he is found guilty, the National Football League should make Vick work in a dog pound for an entire year (without pay).

My invitation to Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's wedding must have gotten lost in the mail. They were registered at Target so I got her a mirror and him a box of Rogaine.


Whatever happened to Nick Eddy?


A. Jim Palmer, who won World Series games in the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s.


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