1.) USC forward Bennie Boatwright files for NBA Draft. UCLA’s Ike Arugboga files for draft. Arugboga averaged four points & four rebounds as a freshman.
2.) The Masters…
3.) “This is going to continue to be an ongoing outcome at El Monte. With the reputation it now has for its coaches and the support from staff why would anyone wanna be a coach there?”—MVS commenter “Same ol song” on the Knight refusing to become a Lion.
4.) Former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard signs minor league contract with Atlanta Braves…Edwin Jackson, one time Dodgers prospect, signs with Baltimore Orioles.
5.) “If Mr: Jude Oliva goes to Rosemead , it will take Rosemead to places it has never been. Take that to the bank.”—MVS commenter “superman”
6.) On this date in baseball:
1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch pitches no-hitter against Atlanta Braves, 6-0
1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris pitches no-hitter against Chicago White Sox, 4-0
7.) “If Trump and Russia are in bed together, I would say Russia is pleading a headache tonight.”—Dennis Miller
8.) The second leading passer returning to the Mission Valley League in 2017 (after Arroyo’s Ernesto Camacho) is South El Monte quarterback Daniel Olmos. His 2017 stats: 96 attempts, 52 completions, 761 yards, 10 Tds, 1 Int.
9.) “I’m a strong believer that you practice like you play. Little things make big things happen.”—Tony Dorsett. The former Dallas Cowboys running back and Heisman Trophy winner turns 63 today.
10.) Former Dodger/current Texas Rangers third baseman, Adrian Beltre turns 38 today. (Bonus points if you know Beltre’s exact age.)