Catch the Cause

Rusty Hooker

For those of you who have had the pleasure of boating, fishing and cruising with Capt. Chris Molinaro you know his true love for the water and his joy of sharing his adventures with others. Chris’s passion to bring others happiness is now geared as well toward helping “Catch the Cause” bring awareness and to help others in this fight against Hodgkins and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.
We will be raffling off the “Rusty Hooker”. Ticket availability will be posted as soon as they arrive.

The Player’s Tribune

It’s not about the $100 bat. It’s about the $100-a-night motel room and the $30 gas money and the $300 tournament fee.

When people talk about the Jackie Robinson West team and blame the adults who took in kids from outside the boundaries that the Little League organization set, remember that those adults may be saviors to those kids.

ANDREW MCCUTCHEN – Senior Editor – The Player’s Tribune

Whatever it Takes

Rodney Mullen via huphtur/wired

In 2003, a lifetime’s worth of violent collisions with the ground finally caught up with Mullen’s body: his right hip fused to his femur, a condition that made it difficult for him to walk, let alone skate.

He sank into a deep depression, intensified by the fact that his marriage to a former World Industries saleswoman was beginning to fail. “I was so afraid of ‘This is my life, who am I without a skateboard?’” he recalls. “Do I even know that guy? Because that’s been me since I was a kid.” Loath for other skaters to see him in such dire shape, Mullen retreated from public life and bunkered down in his house.

When doctors declared themselves stymied by his injury, Mullen elected to engage in a painful form of self-treatment: He pummeled his leg with wrenches and knife handles in an attempt to break up the scar tissue that was strangling his bones. The process was so agonizing that Mullen often had to drive out to remote areas so that no one could hear his screams. He kept at it because it yielded results, albeit slowly—Mullen knew that it would take him several years to get back to full health.

Desperate for a mental diversion as he rehabbed, Mullen cast about for a constructive hobby. The one he settled on would change the course of his life: mastering Linux.