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FOUR CCCAA BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE MLB WORLD SERIES

Saddleback College Gauchos logoFour baseball professionals who played their college ball at institutions covered by Balladeer’s Blog are in the World Series.

The Cardinals have one of them – Rob Johnson, formerly of the SADDLEBACK COLLEGE GAUCHOS. The Red Sox have the other three – Jonny Gomes from the SANTA ROSA COLLEGE BEAR CUBS, Quinton Berry from the GROSSMONT COLLEGE GRIFFINS and Daniel Nava from the Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN SILVER JOHN TALES

Silver John: Can These Bones Live?

Silver John: Can These Bones Live?

My month-long celebration of Halloween continues! Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John from my Pulp Heroes page. Silver John, so- named because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carried in his pockets, roamed the Appalachian Mountains decades ago combating dark supernatural menaces. On my Pulp Heroes page I’ve done a synopsis for each of the short stories featuring this neglected character, but this post will simply list the four tales most appropriate for Halloween.

4. THE LITTLE BLACK TRAIN – While performing with other musicians at a wealthy Southern Belle’s outdoor celebration Silver John finds himself trying to save his alluring but wicked hostess from losing her life to a ghostly train. That pitch- black train with coffin- shaped boxcars runs only at midnight on just one night a year to run down and take the life of a Continue reading

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THE TOP FOUR SILVER JOHN STORIES FOR HALLOWEEN

 Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John from my Pulp Heroes page. Silver John, so- named because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carried in his pockets, roamed the Appalachian Mountains decades ago combating dark supernatural menaces. On my Pulp Heroes page I’ve done a synopsis for each of the short stories featuring this neglected character, but this post will simply list the four tales most appropriate for Halloween.

4. THE LITTLE BLACK TRAIN – While performing with other musicians at a wealthy Southern Belle’s outdoor celebration Silver John finds himself trying to save his alluring but wicked hostess from losing her life to a ghostly train. That pitch- black train with coffin- shaped boxcars runs only at midnight on just one night a year to run down and take the life of a designated sinner … And she’s slated to be this year’s victim.

3. CAN THESE BONES LIVE? – Our wandering balladeer encounters an odd funeral procession of mountain folk burying an extraordinarily large skeleton they’ve Continue reading

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THE RETIREMENT OF A BASEBALL GOD

A man synonymous with NAIA baseball, Ed Cheff, 34 year coach of the Lewis-Clark State Warriors announced Wednesday that he is stepping down, capping a career in which he led the Warriors to a record 16 NAIA World Series titles. Cheff, better known (to me and me alone) as Top Cheff, Iron Cheff, The Cheffmeister General and, my personal favorite, Cheff Boy-Ar-Dee posted a phenomenal 1,705-430-2 record.

Cheff will be replaced by Gary “No Nickname” Picone who will also retain his position as Lewis-Clark State’s Athletic Director.

For a tribute to this extraordinary coach that is more dignified than a slew of lame nicknames made up by some blogger the man never met be sure to visit the Lewis-Clark State athletics site at: http://www.lcsc.edu/athletics/

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