Headlines are sometimes yesterday’s news
My wife always says my name suits me perfectly because I save a lot of junk. I was cleaning out the garage last week when I found a stack of last fall’s sports pages from various newspapers and I had to stop and browse.
Many of the headlines were quite entertaining. Here’s a sampling:
“Kendall trade talks heating up”; “Running game could be Steelers’ refuge”;
“Morelli headed to Pitt”; “Mario to sit three more games”; “Couch back in Browns’ future”; “Fitzgerald thinking of turning pro”; “Tiger Woods wins again”; “A-Rod could be headed to Red Sox”; “Schifino matures as WVU leader”; “Fleury wants to stay”; “Tampa Bay is NHL’s only unbeaten”; “Zereoue no longer looking over his shoulder”; “Duquesne shines in spotlight”.
Today’s news is tomorrow’s trash. Or in my case, next year’s trash.
Andro is the steroid-like substance used by Mark McGwire and many others. I guess baseball’s big shots didn’t want anyone to know that they think there is anything wrong with the andro.
It might make McGwire’s 70 home runs in 1998 a little tainted. Of course, that record was broken by Barry Bonds. You know, the dude who has water up to his chin in the BALCO investigation.
Grand jury testimony leaked to the media last week revealed sprinter Tim Montgomery had labeled Bonds as a user. Bonds responded with a profanity-laced tirade — so predictable, using the fact that he has never even met Montgomery as a defense. Trouble is, Montgomery testified was that BALCO head Victor Conte told Montgomery that Bonds was a user. And Bonds has met Mr. Conte.
The Pirates lost Bautista in the Rule 5 draft to Baltimore, and the Orioles couldn’t keep him on their roster, either. He must stay in the majors until the end of the year, or the Bucs can buy him back for $25,000.
Little funkâ¢ The Pirates had lost five straight, 10 consecutive road games and 18 of their last 21. Calling that a “little funk” is like saying the City of Pittsburgh is having a little trouble balancing it’s checkbook.
Watching a pretty good Astros’ lineup grow frustrated as it hit into 12 ground ball outs in its last 15 at-bats spoke volumes about Burnett’s sinker.
At just about half Clemens’ age, Burnett looked like the Rocket’s pool boy.
Robert Imperata, the executive vice president of the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, says this will be the biggest event downtown since the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1994.
The Senior Olympics will be in town next summer, too. Maybe the rest of the world is finally realizing this isn’t the smoky city any longer.