Fanview: April 21, 2016

Joe T.

Joe T.’s trying to figure out why women like Nolan Arenado.

By Joe Torosian

“The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.”—Peter Gibbons

Kick it!

Right off the Top: I guess Ross StriplingMania is over for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It’s cool, Dodger fans get to see Clayton Kershaw pitch against the Atlanta Braves this morning.

Oh yeah,…that’s right…they won’t.


Goff? The last Goff I saw at quarterback played for San Dimas in the late 1980’s.


Can Chance Bell and the Indians rise up to beat St. Francis?

Chance Bell is a young man with choices.

Burroughs running back Chance Bell, who is heading into this third year as the Indians starting running back, has received offers from Illinois, Iowa St., Northern Arizona, and Eastern Washington.

“He’s only 832 yards away from breaking the school rushing record,” said former Burroughs HC Keith Knoop. “And we have a long list of studs.”

Knoop said he expects more offers to come.

Bell has rushed for 2,502 yards and 32 touchdowns. He trails the two below:
Xander Anding (2010 & 2011): 3,345 yards & 35 touchdowns.
Dominique Barnes (2007 & 2008): 3,078 yards & 41 touchdowns.


I don’t blame ESPN for firing Curt Schilling…I blame Schilling for working for such a ridiculous outfit.

If three college professors and a senator declared the name “Angels” violated the separation of ‘church and sport’ ESPN would reference the team Mike Trout plays for as the Los Angeles American League Franchise.

Which would work out great for Arte Moreno…it’s been a while since the club had a name change.


What is it women see in Nolan Arenado? (Photo by Joe T.)

What is it women see in Nolan Arenado? (Photo by Joe T.)

Is it just me or have the Colorado Rockies become fun to watch? I’ve always held that the best thing about Rockies baseball was Coors Field…but this team is pretty good.

…And I’ve always been a Nolan Arenado fan!


Sorry to hear about the passing of Pearl Washington. I’m old enough to remember hearing about him when he was being recruited and Dick Vitale declaring him a Diaper Dandy after he landed at Syracuse…But I thought, with much less fanfare, Sherman Douglas was a superior point guard. (“General Sherman” also had a hands-down better pro career) It seemed Douglas didn’t need to dominate the ball as much as Washington did, and it was with Douglas the Orangemen reached the NCAA finals in 1987.

Last Add Syracuse Point Guards: Neither could be trusted at the foul line.


"This book brings you onto the field and locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through (Cover by Pat Cherry

“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through
(Cover by Pat Cherry

First Add Alhambra: The Moors haven’t beaten Bell Gardens or Montebello since 2011. They have not bested Schurr since 2012.


What happened on Survivor Wednesday Night:

Cold blooded!

Tai’s move to get rid of former NBA big man Scot Pollard was hardcore and the one move that might save on of the worst season’s of Survivor.

It still might not be enough.


Never take an expensively educated person for a highly educated person. And never take a highly educated person for an expensively educated one.


Next to Last Add Almont: With information about the new football divisions starting to see some light it might be good to go back and refresh ourselves.

Mark Keppel through the first 16 seasons of the 21st century is 0-80 in Almont League play.


Midbits (same as ‘Tidbits’)
Midbits: Former West Covina linebacker Roger Paez turns 23 today. Paez was a member of the Bulldogs 2010 CIF champion team.

Midbits: Milwaukee Brewers first baseman is the second coming of the Bogalusa Bomber.

Midbits: How much money did the Philadelphia Eagles give Chase Daniel?

Midbits: “Even Orwell wasn’t prescient enough to hatch the phrase ‘mandated sensitivity training.’”—Dennis Miller

Midbits: Have you seen Sheehan Ramirez play linebacker for Alhambra? He’s fun to watch.

New York Mets: 12
San Francisco Giants: 4
Los Angeles Dodgers: 2
Los Angeles Angels: 1
Quick Pitch (Watney/Ryan): 14

The Dude abides…


Psalm 114:7

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9 Comments to "Fanview: April 21, 2016"

  1. Coach Ochoa's Gravatar Coach Ochoa
    May 1, 2016 - 7:53 am | Permalink

    @moors Just to set the record straight neither Coach Torres nor myself were fired at Alhambra. I hope to see the Moors program competing for Almont titles again, I will always root for the Moors (unless we are playing them) and always want to see the Almont league relevant. Reudaflores was/is a fantastic mentor and really did build a quality program, as did Jude Oliva for SG. I hope Keppel hasn’t given up on their team, those were some kids that loved football, took a beating and kept coming. Bg, montebello and Schurr much love and respect, always tough teams to play. Excited to be back in Monrovia where I have lived much of my life, and to be competing against the Rio Hondo league again, just like the good old days.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 21, 2016 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    We’re looking forward to another excellent season from Sheehan Ramirez. He is a talented football player and a great kid.
    However, to say that he’s the only bright spot on the Alhambra varsity is a bit extreme. We have some other capable players, and our staff is working hard to coach them up.
    The games that count start in August. We invite everyone to come out and watch our guys play.

  3. Moors's Gravatar Moors
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Alhambra was in bad position when they decided to fire Torres and Not Ochoa and it lead the program to the ground with the next two coaches being fired now there’s been stability with the head position and the program is headed in the right direction.

  4. @moors's Gravatar @moors
    April 21, 2016 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Alhambra has been saying that the last 2yrs! Only bright spot on that team is Sheehan Ramirez

  5. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    April 21, 2016 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    San Gabriel is in bad shape. I contacted Ledesma yesterday to ask about Alumni or Booster clubs, and he asked me if I wanted to coach.

  6. BGUKNOW's Gravatar BGUKNOW
    April 21, 2016 - 11:24 am | Permalink

    Alhambra please you and San Gabriel fighting for fourth place.

  7. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    April 21, 2016 - 11:08 am | Permalink

    I heard Keppel’s baseball team is pretty good this year so I went to check them out playing Montebello. The pitcher #23 is a stud. The defense is pretty good even though a throwing error by the SS cost them the game in the 8th inning. If they have just a bit more offense they may be the best team in the Almont. I don’t normally follow the Almont League but I think Montebello is in first place. That maybe so, their coaches and fans acted like they are in little league, complaining and whinning about every pitch and call made on the field to try to influence the game. That kind of behaviors just takes away from the accomplishment of the players on the field. That’s too bad because Montebello plays good baseball.

  8. Bobby Knight's Gravatar Bobby Knight
    April 21, 2016 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    Speaking of expensively educated. The billionaire running for president can’t seem to put one sentence together properly. He uses about 4 adjectives and I a lot but that”s a high price education for you. I feel like Jed Clampett is going to be our next president. But maybe he is better than Elmer Gantry, the screaming nagging mom, , Methuselah or the guy on the white horse. Like Butch said “Who are these guys?” I would not let any of them coach my T-ball team.

  9. Moors's Gravatar Moors
    April 21, 2016 - 10:33 am | Permalink

    Alhambra is on the way back to contending for almont league titles

    From Joe T.: I’m looking for a little insight on this year’s quarterback…and the bubbas on the offensive line. If you have anything, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

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