Worked a great intrastate rivalry game last night as Colorado defeated Colorado St at Moby Arena 67-62. Spencer Dinwiddie led the victoroius Buffaloes with 28 points eclipsing 1,000 points in his career. The host Rams were lead by Navy transfer J.J. Avila's 16 points. Terrific atmosphere and really respect both programs that are coming off of back to back NCAA appearances.
KFBK's Bill Herenda attended the Causeway Classic Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.
More than 600 homeless guests enjoyed Wild Waterfoul Stew this afternoon at Sacramento's Friendship Park and a few Kings showed up to serve Ice Cream!
Hi Pat. These are photos that my husband, Larry, took last night with his cellphone camera, before I packed up the baseball. It occurred to me that before I shipped it off, I should take a photo in case the box got lost. Horrors. Larry took the box to the post office this morning, so maybe you will get it on Friday.
I talked to my sister yesterday, who was married to Harry III. They divorced in the early '80s. According to my sister (Kathy), Harry III was a ball boy one year for the Gold Sox when he was a little fella, but that would have been long before your father was with the team. She said the baseball definitely belonged to Harry Jr, not Harry III. I think it quite likely that Harry Jr knew and shook hands with Bill Walsh. Which makes me wonder, and you too, perhaps---Why an autographed baseball from the 1957 team? Why not the 1956 team, or the '59 team? There must be a story there. I get back to the panhandle about twice a year now. Amarillo is my hometown, so next time I am there, I will go by the newspaper and see if I can find any articles that Harry Jr wrote about the '57 Gold Sox. It's a mystery of my own making, but I really do need to know.
Kathy reiterated Harry Jr's fondness for athletes, especially those who were down and out. He would give them money, bring them home and sober them up, buy them a meal, et cetera. And I personally recall Harry III saying how often he got up in the morning to find a stranger sleeping on the sofa. [On a related note---Harry Jr was friends with Cal Farley (the founder of Boy's Ranch, north of Amarillo at Old Tascosa), and writer Louis L'Amour. Cal Farley was very active in Amarillo sports, and came to Amarillo to play semi-pro baseball (before WWII).]
Kathy was surprised and pleased to learn that I had the baseball---she remembered it well---and that I had found you. She wanted to know why---out of all Harry's somewhat bizarre belongings---I nabbed the baseball. I told her that she and I were the only ones who knew what it was (and she was in North Carolina) and that I wanted it.
I am expecting company today, who will stay through the weekend. Maybe Monday will be a good day for us to visit on air, but you can call me anytime it's convenient for you, to plan. And remember to ask me about paying for homeruns. Please do call me when you get the box, or send me an email, so I will know you have it.