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Originally published August 19, 2014 at 7:11 PM | Page modified August 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

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Derek Jeter corn maze? If you grow it, they will come

Updated scouting report on Derek Jeter: good hit, big field. The Yankee captain’s face is the subject of a 5-acre corn maze on VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J., and while it won’t make anyone forget “Field of Dreams,” it has a certain aura about it.


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Updated scouting report on Derek Jeter: good hit, big field.

The Yankee captain’s face is the subject of a 5-acre corn maze on VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J., and while it won’t make anyone forget “Field of Dreams,” it has a certain aura about it.

As owner Cindy VonThun told AP: “To walk out in the field and to be on a path and to say, ‘I’m in Derek Jeter’s chin,’ it’s pretty cool.”

Headlines

• At SportsPickle.com: “Little League announces LLWS will move to new $400 million stadium in Los Angeles.”

• At Fark.com: “In ‘Why wasn’t this already a rule?’ news, NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks.”

Scratch golfing

Saskatchewan’s Moosomin Driving Range was forced to close down after 7,000 golf balls disappeared over the past year.

Just call it fore-gone conclusion.

CSI: Nebraska

Someone stole the cow head from a Chick-fil-A in Bellevue, Neb.

Insiders suspect Lee Corso needed a Texas Longhorns prop for “College GameDay.”

CSI: Colorado

A broken water main outside Coors Field shut off the water to the stadium and postponed Saturday’s Rockies-Reds game.

Veteran seamheads say this can be the work of only one man: Crash Davis.

Solo tackle

Chiefs star Jamaal Charles missed last Friday’s exhibition game because he slipped on a grassy slope carrying his belongings out of the team’s camp dorms, injuring his foot.

Apparently Charles needs a little more work as a downhill runner.

Similar odds

A Buffalo fan got a tattoo reading “Bills ’15 Super Bowl champs.”

Hey, it was either that or blow all the money on Power Ball tickets.

Talking the talk

• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, after Rob Manfred said he has “very big shoes to fill” in replacing Bud Selig: “Awkward! Apparently Manfred mistakenly believed he had been voted to become the next Phillie Phanatic.”

• RJ Currie of Sports­Deke.com, after a Quebec man was arrested for selling meth tablets bearing a Montreal Canadiens logo: “Makes you wonder what logo he had on downers — the Edmonton Oilers?”

• Len Berman of Thats­Sports.com, on the academic-cheating investigation of four Notre Dame football players: “Win One For The Cribber.”

• Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, to ESPN.com, on his two celebratory goalpost dunks that drew 15-yard penalties: “I just love the game … I feel like a little kid out there. And sometimes I act like it.”

1, 2, 3, 4 ... 1, 2, 3, 4 ...

The Rockies’ Michael Cuddyer became just the third player in MLB history to hit a single, double, triple and home run in a game — in both leagues.

In other words, he hit for the bicycle.

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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