1.) The Los Angeles Dodgers move Andre Ethier to 60-Day Disabled List with a back injury. Ethier, slated to make $17.5-million this season and next, can be bought out in 2018 for $2.5-million.
2.) “Breaking news!! John Strickland, former Asst. Charter Oak, Covina, and SD is awaiting board approval at SG. He’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and a few rings with him. Our kids are in good hands!”—MVS commenter “G”
3.) Eight years ago tonight on “The Mid Valley Sports Show” football coaches Antyone Sims and Wardell Crutchfield were in studio.
4.) “Whats chino going to do now? They have nobody to hire. No one wants that job.”—MVS commenter “GOODstuff”
5.) “If you cross Larry Bird with Lurch, you get a Dirk Nowitzki…”—MVS staffer Joe Torosian
6.) On this date in 2010, 77-Days after Anthony White left for Buena Park, Temple City offered former Pasadena HC Mike McFarland and he accepted…Nothing became official for another two weeks—which means he couldn’t coach—until the board gave its approval on May 26th.
7.) On this date in 2011 former San Gabriel WR, Andres Fernandez confirmed that he was going to play college football at LaVerne…Fernandez now plays professional football in Hungary.
8.) Current Dodgers Disabled List Roster:
Andre Ethier, Logan Forsythe, Yimi Garcia, Adrian Gonzalez, Rich Hill, Scott Kazmir, Adam Liberatore, Kenta Maeda, Brendan McCarthy, Rob Segedin, Brock Steward and Andrew Toles.
9.) NBADraft.net posted its mock draft on May 9th. Of the 30 projected first round picks 12 of the first 13 were freshman. The other was an international player. Only two seniors were projected to go in the first round. Of the 60 projected first & second round picks, only 12 were seniors.
10.) ”We have the 28th pick. Always trades can be made. We do have cap space as well, so we can sign a free agent if we wanted to. But I’m really looking to keep the cap space we have and really try to play into next year’s free agent class and not really this free agent class.”—Magic Johnson on plans for the Lakers—The Lakers also own the third pick in the draft.