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Phillies fans didn't moonlight as friendly for Santo's shot
By Dwight Perry
The Seattle Times
This moon shot was so stupendous that even Philadelphians couldn't boo it.
Cubs third baseman Ron Santo — who had just rounded the bases after hitting a three-run homer at Connie Mack Stadium in 1969 — was stunned to see the notoriously cantankerous Phillies fans on their feet cheering as he returned to the visitors' dugout.
"(Santo) comes over to me and says, 'I've never had a standing ovation on a road trip,' " former teammate Glenn Beckert recalled during Friday's Cubs-Rockies telecast. "I said, 'You still haven't, Ron.
" 'Take a look at the scoreboard. A man just walked on the moon.' "
"If Lingerie Football League players wear lingerie," asks B.C. blogger TC Chong, "what do their cheerleaders wear?"
And, tweeted Kirk Kenney of The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Is Red Sox trade being done to fund Bobby Valentine's Broadway play?"
Finally, some good news for Lance Armstrong: He gets to keep his four ESPYs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing a game in London for four straight years, starting in 2013.
Instead of smash-mouth football, they're vowing to play bangers and mash.
Dateline Seattle: Pete Carroll trades QB Tarvaris Jackson to Bills, insists Jackson still in running to be Seahawks' starter.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova's Sugarpova candy business took 18 months to go from concept to fruition.
Or as she told ESPN: "It's like I've been pregnant twice."
The write stuff
• Octogenarian Olin Jackson, to the Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News, on riding in the Hotter'N Hell Hundred's 50-mile cycling event on a 96-degree day: "It's been on my bucket list to ride when I was 80 years old. I just hope my bucket doesn't spring a hole."
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Allen, Texas building a $60 million high-school football stadium: "Because it's Texas, this could be the practice field."
• Reader J.B., to ThatsSports.com, on incompetent weathermen: "If you're not accurate at all, you can always be a Jets quarterback."
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on WADA stripping cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles: "Officials suspected he'd been juicing after his third-place finish in a recent event. The Daytona 500."
Only 50 of college football's 120 so-called FBS teams won't be playing in a bowl game this postseason.
In other words, 35 percent is still a passing grade.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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