Sunday, July 12, 2015

Robinson visits Moose Jaw . . . Tragedy near Strathmore . . . The best Memorial Cup?

If you’re on Twitter, you should be following @opeecheestars. He tweets a lot of old hockey cards that spark a lot of memories.
Like the one of goaltender Ron Low that appeared on Sunday.
Back in the day, Low, who grew up in Foxwarren, Man., played first base for the Binscarth Orioles of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League. He would break in his catching mitts, like the one he’s wearing in that photo, while playing first base. I can remember covering MSBL games for the Brandon Sun when the umpires would bring out a tape measure to check on the legality of Low’s mitt. I can’t ever remember one being declared illegal.
On Oct. 22, 2006, three players with the Moose Jaw Warriors were involved in a car accident. Joey Perricone and Carter Smith weren’t seriously injured, but Garrett Robinson suffered a serious brain injury and was in a coma for more than a week. . . . Robinson was back in Moose Jaw this week for a Warriors alumni golf tournament and Matthew Gourlie of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald caught up with him. . . . That story is right here.
Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post is a tremendous baseball writer and an even better essayist. Give a click right here and read one of his latest pieces, this one on Buck Showalter, the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
Jon Wertheim covered Wimbledon for Sports Illustrated and he ends his stay with 50 parting thoughts. It’s all right here.
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Markus Lavallee, who played for the midget AAA CFR Bisons, who are based in Strathmore, Alta., died in a car accident near there on Saturday. His grandmother also was killed. . . . There’s more right here.
Which Memorial Cup tournament do you believe was the most exciting? Ken Campbell of The Hockey News says it was the 1990 tournament, one that was won by Eric Lindros and the Oshawa Generals. Campbell makes his case right here.

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