Next, the latest that I've heard about Jonathon Johnson, the pitcher that was trying to make a comeback and make the Braves this spring. I'd forgotten about him.:
Johnson designated: When camp began, Jonathan Johnson indicated that he'd return to a life of retired ease if he didn't make the big-league roster. But it now appears the 32-year-old right-hander has changed his mind.
After Johnson cleared waivers on Saturday afternoon, the Braves announced that they had assigned him to Triple-A Richmond. Although he has 72 hours to make a decision, it appears that he'll accept the assignment.
"I can't go home feeling as good as I feel," said Johnson, who posted an 11.88 ERA and surrendered 18 hits in 8 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. "Things just haven't gone my way yet. But they will."
Johnson, the seventh overall selection by the Rangers in the 1995 First-Year Player Draft, retired from baseball in 2003 and didn't return until the Braves placed him on their Richmond roster midway through last season. He performed well enough to earn a spot on the 40-man roster, and during the early weeks of camp, Cox had plenty of good things to say about his arm.
Here's the article: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070324&content_id=1858084&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl.
Here's an article about the guy who where's the North Carolina mascot outfit Jason Ray, who was hit by an SUV while walking along a road in New Jersey while there for North Carolina's NCAA men's basketball tournament games. He died a few days later. He sounds like he was a good Christian guy. Here's some quotes from the article:
"We've known Jason since he was 11 years old -- he is an awesome kid," said Jodi Stewart, a neighbor of the Ray family who attends the same church in Concord, N.C. "I never knew a kid who was more full of life. He was excited every day. He loved what he was doing, he loved God, his family, and being the school's mascot. We have not given up hope."
Also, an article about Georgetown men's basketball coach John Thompson III and his wife Monica's fight with breast cancer. Here's a couple of quotes from Monica talking about JTIII:
"He was there, he was at every single chemo treatment," Monica said. "We're able to do it through the support of friends and family and the belief in God."...
"He has continued his work while we've had a lot of support from friends, family and unbelievable faith has gotten us through it," Monica said.
Here's the article: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/ncaatourney07/columns/story?columnist=katz_andy&id=2812458.
Lastly, an article about Washington State men's basketball coach Tony Bennett, a Christian, winning the AP Coach of the Year Award today: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070330/ap_on_sp_co_ne/bkc_ap_coach_of_the_year.