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Friday, December 29, 2006

MLB and IU

Hi again. I don't have any new articles to post today. There are a few articles that I just printed out that after just skimming through them I'll probably be posting soon. So, on to the past articles.

The first is an article about Cubs 1st baseman Derrek Lee and his daughter Jada. Jada suddenly lost vision in one of here eyes this past fall and was diagnosed with Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a rare and incurable eye disease. Derrek Lee joined with Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck to create Project 3000 to help find a cure for the disease. The article includes a website for more information. Here's a quote from the most recent article from back in November, but I'll add more as I get back to them:

And Lee's 3-year-old daughter, Jada, who lost her vision in one eye and prompted the effort, is still getting mail, prayers and support. Someday, they hope to find a cure.

Here's the article:

Here's an article about Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur and his fiancee Catie McCoy giving out turkey and the fixings for Thanksgving dinner to the needy in the area surrounding the Braves stadium:

Next, an article about the inspiring story of IU football coach Terry Hoeppner, who had to undergo two brain surgeries in the last year. The first surgery was to remove a brain tumor, which was successful. Then the second was to remove what was initially feared to be the return of the tumor but ended up only being scare tissue from the first surgery. Here's the article:

By the way, when I started this I didn't know if I would be able to access articles from some newspaper websites (i.e. Indianapolis Star and Boston Globe) that were more than a week old. But I did a search for articles on Yahoo! and they came up on, a website that apparently archives articles of this sort. I was glad to discover that site by accident. Here's the link to the site: Unfortunately, it doesn't have articles from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and so I won't be able to post some good articles from there.

Lastly are two articles about the MLB Managers of the Year award winners, Joe Girardi of the Marlins and Jim Leyland of the Tigers. I liked both articles because they both gave their players all of the credit for the award and took all of the blame for things not working out. Ironically, Girardi was fired before he got the award. Here's the article about him: And the article about Leyland:

That's all for now!

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