DUNEDIN, FLA. - Jerry Howarth was broadcasting triple-A games in Salt Lake City in 1976.
Brigham Young University athletic director Glen Tuckett told Howarth he should drop by and see BYU’s starting pitcher, since “he had a chance.”
The pitcher was drafted in the fifth round by the Detroit Tigers and four years later Howarth walked into the Tigers clubhouse and said to Jack Morris, “I saw you pitch in 1976.”
Now, Howarth and Morris, the new Jays broadcasting team, along with Mike Wilner, are set for their first season together, will watch R.A. Dickey get the 2013 Blue Jays season underway from way up in the 300 Level on Tuesday night.
ON THE MASCOT BEAT
You can look it up, but me thinks this is the first time I’ve ever, ever written about the Blue Jays mascot.
Yet this is newsworthy.
Camden, 19-month-old son of Josh Thole and his wife Kathryn, is afraid of the Blue Jays bird, Ace.
Camden looks at the mascot and sees a duck.