Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Olio

-- Texas coach Clint Hurdle, who is thought to be on the Pirates managerial wish-list, is also supposed to be in the running for the Mets position. He was a candidate in Seattle for the job that went to Eric Wedge.

And Bo Porter may not be such a sure thing in Florida; there's still some heavy support for interim skipper Edwin Rodriguez to get a full season behind the helm.

-- Sean Casey was noted for his gregarious nature and charitable work during his twelve year MLB career, known by the players as the "Mayor" and active with Big Brothers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his "Casey's Crew" program.

The Upper St. Clair grad, now an analyst for the MLB Network, is still a champ of the underdog. He's aiming to raise $1M to build the county's second Field of Dreams for the Miracle League program. His will cover the South Hills, and will be built on Mayview Road in Upper St. Clair.

He's setting up a "Casey's Crew" to help fundraise; you can donate at Casey's Clubhouse. The Bucs have had a lot of great guys walk through the clubhouse; Sean Casey was among the best.

-- The Bing Crosby tape of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series will make its debut at Byham Theater on November 13th. Fans interested in tickets to the 6 PM event are asked to send an email to

The event will be hosted by Bob Costas and shown on MLB Network two days later. Bill Mazeroski, Dick Groat and Bobby Richardson are scheduled to attend the event.

-- Tim Wakefield was recognized for his community service today when he was named the 2010 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award before Game #2 of the World Series. Bud Selig and Vera Clemente presented the award.

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