(The TEN is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in (The TEN)
1.) The Boston Celtics trade point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.
2.) Former Temple City linebacker Joe Reasner turns 25.
3.) “As part of a new diplomatic relationship, Cuba released one of our prisoners today, and we sent back one of their shortstops.”—Jimmy Fallon
4.) Bonita, junior, outside linebacker Cameron Liscano’s 2014 stats: 110 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
5.) On this date in 2011 John Tuttle (Formerly “Gypsy John”) became the head football coach at Glendale.
6.) Retiring MLB Commisioner Bud Selig will receiver a 6-million dollar a year pension from Major League Baseball.
7.) “Today (12/17) attended Bassett football banquet. A great turnout. Shows how times have changed. Graduating 16 seniors. Lot of up and coming talent. Coaching staff doing a great job.”—MVS commenter “Olympian Fan”
8.) 2010 Los Angeles Angels first round pick outfielder Ryan Bolden, 23, was shot to death on Wednesday, December 17, after an altercation broke out in his apartment complex in Georgia. Bolden was a bust with the Angels as he never advanced beyond rookie ball or hit above .200. Back issues forced him out of organized baseball by 2013.
9.) Paraclete, junior, cornerback J.J. Dirden’s 2014 stats: 49 tackles, 5 interceptions, 13 passes defended.
10.) “There is always a jolt when a part of your routine that you enjoy is suddenly and unexpectedly taken away from you. That was Frank for me. When I went to Bonita football games Frank was always there to greet me with a warm hug and if needed a “I missed you last week”. I now realize that I have taken my friendship with Frank for granted because he was so easy to be counted on, and by the next season so will many others. Make no mistake, Frank will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.”—MVS commenter “Bobby Knight” on the passing of Bonita/La Verne icon Frank Castro.