“VALLEJO, Calif. — New York Yankees starting pitcher and Vallejo native CC Sabathia is scheduled to be back in his home town Monday to dedicate a basketball court in his late-cousin’s honor.
Sabathia, his wife Amber and their charitable organization PitCCh In Foundation, are scheduled to dedicate and reopen a renovated basketball court located at 1601 Fairgrounds Drive, event spokeswoman Kathy Jacobson said.
The court will be renamed to Demetrius C. Davis Basketball Court at North Vallejo Park, according to Jacobson.”
I am currently helping a friend, Bobby DeMars, spread the word on his Kickstarter Project that just launched - a documentary on the NCAA “The Business of Amateurs”. It will examine the evolution of the NCAA and the lopsided role of the multi-billion dollar non-profit.
Bobby played college football for USC from 1997 to 2001, so he has experienced the business side of college athletics first hand. He loved his experiences, but most recently, some of his old injuries has opened his eyes to the fact that his future medical costs will likely outweigh the monetary benefits of his free education by the time he is a senior citizen.
I wanted to pass this link to the Kickstarter along to you to see if you would be interested in helping me get the word out there and blog about it. We are looking to raise money by the end of the month.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call. I will be more than happy to get you in touch with Bobby to discuss further.
Thank you so much for your support.
"Robinson, who was outstanding in four spots at UCLA, has this year made the transition from baseball to basketball without the slightest hitch; and with more than a dozen pro games under his belt, is destined to be one of the game’s outstanding forwards."
“Rickey Henderson thinks you should buy Rickey Henderson’s shirt. Look, it’s even signed by Rickey Henderson.”
― Jackie Robinson | Black Fives
The Richmond Flying Squirrels - AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants - are having Shaka Smart bobblehead night tonight. Oh, how I wish I could be there.
VIDEO: UNM head coach throws first pitch at minor league ballpark
So much to enjoy about this video.
First, if you didn’t know it before, Albuquerque’s minor league…
iTunes - Podcasts - Bus Leagues Podcast by Bus Leagues Baseball
I’ve been all about hoops for years, but I also founded Bus Leagues Baseball and worked with a lot of excellent, dedicated writers there. Ben Hill called out our series of books of interviews in his column at MiLB.com recently, and that’s so humbling:
“The Bus Leagues Experience, by the writers of BusLeaguesBaseball.com
From 2007 to 2012, BusLeaguesBaseball.com offered a passionate, well-informed, and fan-driven take on the wonders (and indignities) of the Minor League Baseball life.The Bus Leagues Experience is a compilation of the many interviews that ran on the site through the years, offering the perspectives of front-office executives, players, coaches, trainers and, yes, even writers (myself included, full disclosure). If you want to know what it’s like to exist in the Minor Leagues of the 21st century, this is a great place to start.”
(via Nine left out of ‘501 Baseball Books’ | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball)
The Bus Leagues Podcast is on iTunes! I know, it’s not about basketball, but I’m on it starting next week, so I wanted to get the word out. We talk about the prospects who will one day be on your favorite team and I’ll be doing Bus Leagues Story Time on every episode as well. Fun!