Monday, June 05, 2006


In a notes column that begins with sad news for longtime Cleveland sportscaster Casey Coleman--all our best to Coleman and his family--Michael McIntyre has this little bit of information that should please everyone with a soul (non-Yankee fans):

Bob Feller, the right-handed maestro of the mound during the Indians' glory days of the late '40s and early '50s, wants to get his hands on, of all things, a Detroit Pistons cap.

Why? To wear it at Cavs' games courtside, he steamed, a reaction to star hoopster LeBron James' choice of a New York Yankees baseball cap for his postseason interview.

"We'll see how he likes THAT," said the 88-year-old Feller, who spent most of his baseball life locked in combat with the fellows who wore that cap while they, for most of a decade, edged the Indians out of postseason competition.

And he still doesn't like to see anything Yankee, especially on the head of a Cleveland sports hero.
My wife is thinking about putting a mural on the concrete wall behind the sandbox in that picture a few posts down. I'm pushing for a collage of Bob Feller, Jim Brown, and LeBron James.

She isn't buying it, but it's still early.

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