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June 22, 2013 

LIKE FATHER,

LIKE DAUGHTER

Looks like catching runs in the Torre family.

Cristina Torre — the 44-year-old daughter of ex-big-league backstop Joe — caught a falling toddler she saw dangling from a Brooklyn store awning.

“The woman caught the baby,” witness Kristen Bramsen told the New York Daily News. “The baby was shaken. Everyone was going up to the woman and hugging her. I hugged her.”

HEADLINES

•  At TheOnion.com: “Report: Waving objects behind basket has resulted in three missed free throws in NBA history.”

•  At SportsPickle.com: “Robert Kraft agrees to give Vladimir Putin Tim Tebow in exchange for Super Bowl ring.”

On second thought

What’s on the menu for next year’s U.S. Open champion’s dinner?

Phil Mickelson doesn’t care. He’s just there for the seconds.

FORETHOUGHT

Among the top 10 questions people ask U.S. Open champ Justin Rose, as he told CBS-TV’s Letterman audience:

•  “Does Obamacare cover the yips?

•  “Ever get tired of Jim Nantz whispering?

•  “Would you let President Putin hold your trophy?”

THIS SPELLS TROUBLE

Catch that typo — Colllege World Series — stenciled atop one of the CWS dugouts?

It’s supposed to be a double-elimination tournament, but apparently dugout painters get three L’s.

PAGING BILL PLUMMER

Raw sewage backed up into the clubhouse shower areas during the Mariners-Athletics game in Oakland on Sunday.

Both teams, it appears, were badly in need of a stopper.

WANT TO

GET AWAY?

Even 48 hours after the fact, incredulous NBA pundits were still calling it a fast break for the ages.

But enough about those desperate Miami fans trying to get back in the building during the Heat’s miracle Game 6 comeback.

KANGAROO BOXING

Yes, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will open the 2014 baseball season in Sydney, Australia.

“Who else?” cracked comedian Argus Hamilton. “The two teams just had a bloody brawl sparked by pitches to the batter’s head, in a beautiful display of Australian Rules Baseball.”

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