Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Springfield's Buchholz back in town
So last night, I was at Citizens Bank Park alongside sports editor Rob Parent, who was writing the gamer and notes. (See, even our full-time Phillies guy Ryan Lawrence needs a day away from the beat.)
I was there to do a column on Rockies reliever Taylor Buchholz, who is best known for his stellar high school career at Springfield High.
I've said before to my peers and friends that the most humble pro athlete I've ever interviewed was Orlando's Jameer Nelson. But Buchholz trumps Jameer. He was a great chat and took minutes out of his schedule between pitchers' meetings to talk about life at home.
I hope you enjoy my first try at column writing with the Daily Times. (The last time I wrote one was in my career at The Temple News.)