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Originally published Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 5:28 PM

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Even the Griffeys have nothing on this father-son duo

Lonnie and Zach Whitener achieved something even harder than back-to-back home runs.

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Lonnie and Zach White­ner? Just call them the Griffeys of golf.

Just as Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. hit back-to-back home runs for the Mariners in 1990, Lonnie and his 13-year-old son carded holes-in-one on the sixth hole at River Pointe Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.

Dad’s was a 115-yard shot, son’s a 100-yarder. Bonus points: They did it on Father’s Day.

“It’s probably going to be the most memorable thing we accomplish together,” Lonnie Lonnie Whitener told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ll remember this forever. Now I can tell anyone, ‘Give me your best golf story, and I’ll one-up you.’ ”

Worse than shunked

Alfred “Tom” Mead landed a different kind of prize — seven days in jail — after he got caught bringing two live pike to pad his creel at the Park Rapids (Mich.) American Legion Community Ice-Fishing Derby in February.

And as punishment-fits-the-crime advocates point out, he’s also on the hook for $275 in fines and lawyer fees.

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Rob Gronkowski has pre-emptive surgery on four remaining healthy body parts.”

• At TheOnion.com: “LeBron James joins elite company of two-time NBA champion Luke Walton.”

Saints 7, Falcons 0

Friendship Baptist — one of two churches standing in the path of the Atlanta Falcons’ proposed new stadium — has rejected a $13.5 million offer for its property, saying it wants $24.5 million.

Looks like they’re electing to receive.

Going, going, bong

White House staffers played a softball game against a bunch of marijuana lobbyists.

No word on which team won, but Indians closer Chris Perez reportedly got the save.

Win percentage: 331 / 3

Who says the LP — which Columbia Records debuted 65 years ago — has gone out of style?

The Miami Marlins release a new one nearly every day.

Head games

French historians, stealing a page from NHL spinmeisters, are now listing Marie Antoinette as out with an upper-body injury.

Talko time

• Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Sask.) Leader-Post, on reports that Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien weighed 302 pounds by season’s end: “Now that is a Jumbo Jet.”

• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on tennis star Victoria Azarenka’s new line of perfume: “Let me guess: Estee Louder?”

• Blogger TC Chong, pitching the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich as a potential Celtics coach: “He’s a natural; think Boston Pops.”

• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, after Patriots owner Robert Kraft claimed that Vladimir Putin pocketed his Super Bowl ring: “What’s Russian for ‘tuck rule’?”

Bed, Brit & beyond

A homeowner in Brighton, England, has offered a rent-free room if the tenant agrees to dress like a walrus each day.

Looks like Craig Stadler just found a place to stay during the British Open.

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com

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About Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His Page 2 column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
dperry@seattletimes.com | 206-464-8250

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