It's my Parting Shot for my reactions to the headlines in today's Star-Phoenix Sports Section...
First headline...Riders steadily improved as season went along, Breaking down how each position group performed over team's final six games. My reaction...average all the marks out and the Green and White were between a "B" and a "B-"...about right for a team that improved from 5-13, last place and out of the playoffs, last year to 10-8, fourth place and in the post-season this year. As for the grader, another "A+" job by the inimitable Murray McCormick!
Next headline...Blades close in on .500 record thanks to more consistent play. Reaction...Getting there won't be easy as the Bridge City Bunch's next eight games are against only three teams...two versus highly-ranked Swift Current, three against Eastern Conference-leading Moose Jaw and three more versus need-to-beat East Division rival Brandon! Then, it's off to the U-S Division!!
Last headline...Doc was "one of the best to ever do it", Baseball world shaken after star pitcher killed in a plane crash. My reaction...shocked and saddened is the best I can do! Sometimes, the less said really is the best...and let those who know him best tell the stories about, arguably, the greatest Blue Jays pitcher ever!