Saturday, June 11, 2011
My Dad (Jim Small) had the privilege of wearing the Detroit Tiger "old English D" back in the mid-50's. Well, as life-long Tiger fan I learned something today that kind of floored me a little...
The "old English D" on the Detroit Tigers baseball cap -- does not match the "old English D" on their home uniform. Can you believe it!!!
Take a look at the photos above -- you'll note the "old English D" on the Tigers baseball cap has "two bars" while the "old English D" on the uniform has "three bars."
The "old English D" did match until the 60's -- in fact the Detroit Tigers longtime Clubhouse Manager Jim Schmakel admits he was with the Detroit Tigers 15 years before he realized they didn't match. The Tigers do not know why the two logos don't match.
What's up with that!!!???
Posted by Jim Small at 6:25 PM
Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame tonight -- congratulations Coach! Here's a link to a Knoxville newspaper story today about Muffet's honor:
LINK: ND'S HALL OF FAMER!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:17 AM
Roxanne Martino, a 1977 graduate of the University of Notre Dame resigned this week from ND's Board of Trustees over a Cardinal Newman Society report that she had made donations to a couple of pro abortion rights groups.
Martino runs Aurora Investment Management -- a hedge fund company based in Chicago. Here's a link to the story:
LINK: ND BOARD OF TRUSTEE RESIGNATION
Posted by Jim Small at 10:19 AM
The folks at Irish Sports Daily reported this morning that incoming Notre Dame football player Joseph Schmidt turned down a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP from the University of Arizona this past month -- to remain a "preferred walk on" and the honor of paying $208,000 these next four years to wear the gold helmet!
The linebacker out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California is now my favorite incoming freshman football player. Here's a link to his high school highlight tape.
LINK: JOSEPH SCHMIDT HIGHLIGHT TAPE
Posted by Jim Small at 10:00 AM