26 August 2012

Yeah, buddy...

Two homers today, including a walk-off.

(Yeah, it's sad to when 2 out of 3 over the Astros results in a celebratory post, but it is what it is these days.)

20 August 2012

Barry Lyons inducted into Biloxi (Miss.) Sports Hall of Fame

Video via WLOX

Former Mets catcher and 1986 World Champion Barry Lyons was officially inducted into his hometown's Sports Hall of Fame along with 28 other local standouts in a ceremony Sunday evening.  Lyons, with whom I've had the pleasure of working in the past, is now the athletics coordinator at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Kroc Center, a 52,000-square-foot recreation, fitness, educational, and arts community center located in Biloxi.

The Kroc Center is one of many around the country built and planned to be built by the Salvation Army with funds donated by Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc.

You can read more about the Gulf Coast Kroc Center here and the history and future of Kroc Centers nationwide here.

You can join Barry for a tour of the Biloxi complex below:

03 August 2012