Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.
Anyone familiar with baseball in Rutherford County in the last 50 years will remember the big red-headed, right-hander who came to town a few times per year when his Shelby Golden Lions played East Rutherford, Chase or R-S Central. Billy Champion is one of the finest products from this area to ever play the game of baseball. Friends and foes alike still reminisce about his scorching fastball and his tricky slider in high school, American Legion and professional baseball.
Rutherford County native and former Chase pitcher Todd Coffey has signed a one-year minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. The contract includes an invitation to Spring Training, where Coffey will complete for a roster spot on the Major League club.
It may be the off-season, but baseball managers are always working.
Nine years out of high school Ridge Laney is still pursuing is passion on the football field.