The Ten: 03/12/2018

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The APU Men’s baseball team started the season 16-0 and are currently 20-2. The Cougars are led by senior Pablo O’Conner .397 with five home runs and 14 rbi’s.

2. Led by Julius Randle’s 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, the Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-113 Sunday.

3. Pasadena and Chino Hills will meet for the second time in two weeks Tuesday night at Chino Hills as they face off in the Regional Semi-Finals of the CIF Divsion I State Playoffs.

4. The LA Galaxy fell in their second match of the season 2-1 to NYFC on Sunday in New York.

5. Former NY Met, LA Dodger and NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry turns 56 today. Strawberry shares his birthday with another former Dodger Raul Mondesi who turns 47.

6. Richard Sherman agrees to a three-year contract with NFC West Division rival San Francisco.

7. Bishop Amat has advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals of the CIF Division III State Playoff and will take on Murrieta Mesa at home on Tuesday night.

8. On this day in 1985 Larry Bird dropped a Celtic record of 60 points on the Atlanta Hawks.

9. The LA Kings are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are just one point out of the Wild Card race in the Western Conference.

10. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give and inch until the final buzzer sounds.” Larry Bird

10 Comments to "The Ten: 03/12/2018"

  1. Me Too's Gravatar Me Too
    March 14, 2018 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    I once approached Tim Peterson for an autograph, and to ask if he would help me paint my house, and he looked at me like I was crazy. What did I do to deserve that?

  2. Rochester's Gravatar Rochester
    March 13, 2018 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    @Name withheld

    Unfortunately My son had a similar experience with Magic Johnson. He was his hero growing up and when it was his turn for an autograph in a crowd of black kids after a game He was the only one that didn’t get one. Passed over, then looked over him like he wasn’t even there and rushed off. Very disappointing!

  3. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    March 13, 2018 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    Sorry, spell check. (Lima Time)

  4. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    March 13, 2018 - 11:53 am | Permalink

    Don’t disagree with anything you’ve said about that trio of misfits, but it was just an acknowledgement of a birthdate, nothing more. On the flip side of the issue of player and fan interactions, I mention only because I witnessed it personally in 2004. A pitcher named Jose Lima(Lime Time) Before the games he was not pitching, he would come out behind the Dodger dugout and sit and sign autographs and take pictures with everyone for what seemed like half an hour. Amazing how open and friendly he was. Sadly, he was only with the Dodgers for one year and passed in 2010. Never seen anything like it before or since, although Ron Cey is very approachable if you see him at a game.

  5. Yup's Gravatar Yup
    March 12, 2018 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Would be nice if football was may 15 through end of playoffs and not year round.

  6. Name withheld for obvious reasons's Gravatar Name withheld for obvious reasons
    March 12, 2018 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Honoring Darryl Strawberry’s birthday? He was a despicable drug addicted athlete that was a poor role model and a great disappointment. His best friend Eric Davis was the same.

    He would floor his black tinted high end BMW as he was leaving the LA Dodger player parking lot and would get up to around 70MPH in the lot and disappear out the Stadium way or Academy exit. How he didnt kill some kid is still a mystery to me.

    his good buddies Eric Davis and Vince Coleman threw an M-100 behind the fans waiting for autographs one day. I was there and heard it. I thought a propane tank had exploded in a concession stand. they were all alike. they hated the fans that paid their salaries.

    I remember my son standing by the rope in center field on photo day. He had a ball with a ball point pen and was in the middle of a group of black kids. Each black kid had a ball too. Strawberry signed the ball for every kid in the group and when he got to my son, who is white, he reached to get the ball and the pen, but looked up and saw my son and quickly reached for the ball of the black kid to my son’s left, signed that ball and then signed all the balls of all the other black kids in the group. It was clear that Strawberry did not want to sign my kid’s ball, my son did not do anything different than the other kids.

    You draw your own conclusion.

    But in my opinion, Strawberry was a gigantic jerk (as was Davis, Coleman). He made Piazza, and Luis Polonia treatment of fans look good, which is hard to do.

  7. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    March 12, 2018 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    @WO. You want to limit the amount of time a kid can run and jump? Talk to the Democrats, they might make it a law in California.

  8. High School Sports Fan's Gravatar High School Sports Fan
    March 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Good question @Worn out. My son played baseball. But not year round. Reading articles about young pitchers damaging there arms. Throwing curve ball to soon. He didn’t throw a curve ball till high school. Played little league only. No travel ball even though I got calls teams wanting him to play. I figure his arm is more fresh for not having all that wear and tear. 4 year varsity player high school. Junior College player now. So I say not playing baseball year round didn’t hurt him but just lots of conditioning. Plus he had great high school coaches

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    @Worn Out. Really legislation, next you probably want the state legislator to regulate how may times the general public can go to the bathroom. Over legislation leads to stagnation. If I want to train all year round to specialize in one form of physical activity that is my choice, keep the politician out of it.

  10. Worn Out?'s Gravatar Worn Out?
    March 12, 2018 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    With the news that Pasadena is still playing basketball, and with the realization that even when this state tourney ends, the Bulldogs will be right back at it, preparing for next season, the question must be: is it healthy for young growing bodies to be engaged in the same repetitive motions ALL THE TIME? My view is that year-round training in one sport, where participation in other sports is discouraged, puts young bodies in more danger than playing tackle football. If the state wants to do something constructive on the legislative front, they should consider limiting the number of months a sport can be engaged in practice, or else require some amount of cross-training during the year-round preparations.

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