Roch around the clock


The Kickoff

May 30, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

I attended Sunday's Sowebo festival for the first time in my life. If you like to people-watch, this is the place.

The artwork on display is incredible. And that's just the tattoos.

A moment of silence for actor Paul Gleason, who died over the weekend from mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer associated with asbestos. The name might not sound familiar, but you know him as the principal in The Breakfast Club. He also appeared in Trading Places and Die Hard.

What does this have to do with sports? OK, well, he played Triple-A baseball in the late '50s.

I know it's a reach, but please humor me. He was great in those movies.

So a fan waiting to purchase a beer underneath the center-field bleachers winds up catching Barry Bonds' 715th home run ball. I knew I wasn't wasting my time standing in those long lines all these years.

Brain cells, perhaps. But not my time.

The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds won nine in a row before losing Sunday. Pasadena's Chorye Spoone, who pitched at CCBC-Catonsville, started yesterday. He's 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA. He's still working to command his fastball, but he throws 91-94 mph and is regarded as a prospect.

Add him to the list.

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