Friday, June 06, 2008

"War at the Shore" extends to Philly Channel 3?

Keeping tabs on Philly Channel 10's coverage of the Sikahema/Canseco "War at the Shore," IPBiz didn't mention the disaster on Channel 3, with Larry Mendte being investigated by the FBI. In Philly, 7pm tabloid television starts at 6pm.

from casoneblogs: We were talking about Larry Mendte, a Philadelphia news anchor who is being investigated by the FBI for discovering his female co-anchors password to her private account, opening it hundreds of times from his computer, and probably, and we don’t know this for sure, leaking stories about her to the media.

On a more upbeat note, Channel 10 on June 5 discussed the ceremonial "draft" by the Phillies (Ruben Amaro, Jr.) of two catchers, long retired, from the Negro Leagues.


Baseball will select former Negro Leagues players as part of baseball's ceremonial Negro Leagues draft, which takes place today at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The Phillies officially will select Mahlon Duckett, one of the four living former Philadelphia Stars. Harold Gould, another former Star, will be selected by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The other two living Stars, Bill "Ready" Cash and Stanley "Doc" Glenn, were not eligible for the official draft because they signed with major-league organizations during their playing careers. The Phillies will ceremoniously draft them, with both players receiving team jerseys and $5,000 checks.

See also coverage at yahoo sports:

Emilio “Millito” Navarro boarded a jet in San Juan on Wednesday [June 4] morning, three months before his 103rd birthday.

He was bound for Orlando, Fla., bound for Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, bound for the New York Yankees, his favorite team.


Navarro, Scott, Henderson and 27 other former Negro Leaguers will be drafted in a pre-draft ceremony, a tribute formulated by Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield and embraced by Major League Baseball.

Aging men (and one woman, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson) who once were denied access to the big leagues but not the national pastime, who abided the rules of a narrow-minded era, who made do in a separate-and-not-equal game, smiled gently and accepted with true graciousness.

Navarro, the first Puerto Rican to play in the Negro Leagues, is the oldest living professional ballplayer.

For separate good news, how to live to be 100. Enjoy blogging.


Blogger Katy said...

My company does video news stories on great people with awesome attitudes -- they don't get much better than some of the Negro League players who broke barriers in baseball!

You can see a video we did at MLB's recent symbolic draft of Negro League players, which includes Millito Navarro, Peanut Johnson, Charley Pride and Bill Blair as well as Ken Griffey and Dave Winfield.

I hope you enjoy it!

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