25 Jun

check it out

The June 28 issue of Sports Illustrated features a great story by Chris Ballard about a small Illinois high school team that reached the state championship game in 1971. One of the team’s stars was a sophomore right fielder named Brian Snitker. Yes, the former Mississippi Braves manager who’s now coaching third base for Atlanta. There’s even a picture of the young Snit, who was interviewed for the story. It’s worth the time — and expense? — to read it.
P.S. Former M-Braves standout Brandon Jones was demoted from Triple-A to Double-A today by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jones was hitting .205. One suspects his heart just isn’t in it (see previous posts).

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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