Fanview Lite: July 1, 2010

There is good size at the End of the Santa Fe Trail

T-Minus-69 Days until “The Mid Valley Classic”

Good Morning!

The name of Workman’s Justin Sneddon was recently floated to me. Now my contacts with the Lobos program are close to non-existent… a cousin of a friend, of a girl, who used to know my neighbor, when I was living in Hacienda Heights… but I’m supposed to keep an eye on this guy.

Somebody want to help me out? I know Sneddon, according to MaxPreps, had a cup of coffee as a freshman last season at running back but that’s all I know.

Mid Valley Intern Research Assistant Aaron Castro is reporting that the Bonita offensive line is possibly the biggest it has been in a number of years.

Usually this comes across as petty, but I sincerely mean it this time.

“Oh, I have always been a Vladimir Guerrero fan!”

Anybody who sticks a knife the Angels the way Guerrero has the last couple of nights earns a place in my proverbial ‘Cool Book’.

(Back in the day, did you ever have a ‘Cool Book’?)

Best Facebook Status of the Week

Brandon Cox: Is ready for PADS!!!!

La Canada HC Dan Yoder hasn’t asked for help, but other than senior offensive lineman Chris Yoo (6’0” 260) the Spartans could use a ‘bubba’ or two along the front line.

After getting the logistics and details hammered out, former Temple City assistant (Eagle Rock HC) Jerry Chou is now the DC at Montebello. He joins the another former TC assistant, Michael McKay.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that Derrick Johnson and Christian Blanco are going to get a lot of touches come September for M-Town.

To my new friend Landestoy Luke: Oakland, 10 games out in the A.L. West, is playing Baltimore, 23 games out in the A.L. East, why should I care? Why should anyone care about 65 to 75 percent of the MLB schedule?

Don’t get me wrong I would still suffer any A’s, Orioles, 51’s, Dukes, Quakes, nine-inning affair before watching a World Cup match…but I’m worried about the future of baseball. Tell me why I shouldn’t be worried.

Tell me why baseball needs to be back in my ‘Cool Book’…

I like El Monte’s size along its front line. They should be a lock for third in the Mission Valley League, but if Arroyo keeps screwing around and Rosemead under performs a Lions rebound all the way to the playoffs shouldn’t be a surprise.

Haven’t seen San Gabriel up close lately but Andy Guerrero must be having a heck of a summer, because up to now I’ve been buying stock in sophomore Eric Alvarez after seeing him this spring.

I wonder how “The Suave One” is doing in Cabo San Lucas?

Shouldn’t the Lakers have found a way to hold on to Jordan Farmar? Especially since they are low balling Derek Fisher. Could they be looking at point guard trouble next


You know me, I’m Mr. Die Hard NBA.

On this date in 1863 the battle of Gettysburg began. I won’t get too heavy, but this is one subject I find far more interesting than sports. Pickett’s Charge and the defense of Little Round Top are now the focus when people study the history of this day, but if you read the accounts, or better actually been to Gettysburg, you know this first day of the battle saved our country.

You should know the name of John Buford, you should know the history of the Union’s Iron Brigade, and Winfield Scott Hancock’s selection of Cemetary Ridge for for defense at the end of only the first day.

If you get a chance to go to Gettysburg this summer, go…Give me a call and I’ll give up football to go with you. Very few places historically in this country like Gettysburg.

Stay thirsty my friends…


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