Knuckle ball pitchers are not in hot demand in major league baseball.  Boston's Tim Wakefield is the most noteworthy, but I've seen him get lit up over the years besides pitching some good games too.  But Wakefield was awesome on Tuesday night at Detroit against the Tigers.  He went eight innings, gave up two hits, struck out six and was in control all night long.  His control was tremendous and the Tigers could do nothing with him.  Wakefield's easy motion probably will keep him in the game for awhile, because there is little strain on his arm.  The Tigers need more dependable starting pitchers like the Red Sox have and they don't even have the injured Curt Schilling back yet.  If he has anything left in the tank, the Red Sox should again make the World Series.

     Last week I wondered out loud when the last time one of the three city high schools beat Grand Ledge in baseball.  When Jake Boss coached at Everett, he thought he won a doubleheader in 1995.  An e mail from a former Sexton player told me the Big Reds beat Grand Ledge in 1994.  If it's all accurate, Grand Ledge coach Pat O'Keefe must have an incredible record against the three city schools, including Eastern.  Sexton doesn't play Grand Ledge this spring because the Big Reds have dropped down one division from the CAAC blue to the red.


     But the best story of the day is Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees passing out while his first daughter was born the other day.  He'll never live it down and never hear the end of it.  It's funny too.  His wife told a Yankees television network all the hilarious details.  If you haven't seen it read about it because if you've been involved with child birth as a mom or a dad, you'll relate to the story at least a little bit.


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