Former MLB pitcher Luis Tiant was the special guest at BB&T BallPark on Wednesday for the Charlotte Knights vs Pawtucket Red Sox game. Tiant spoke with the media about Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada, injuries to pitchers today, Cuba and being blessed.
The Charlotte Knights honored Negro League Baseball Tuesday night by welcoming former players Eddie "G.G." Burton, Luther "Luke" Atkinson, Sam Allen, Bill Cathcart and Carl "Satch" Forney. Also Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles proclaimed it Negro League Baseball Day in Charlotte. Jeff Sineremail@example.com
Former Atlanta Brave Tony Cloninger Sr. is still the only pitcher in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one game. Still, the North Carolina native wants to be remembered for more than just one game.
Lenny Cook is used to dealing with creepy critters. He says he worked as an exterminator in the area for years, and was called upon to do away with many different animals. Thursday afternoon might have been one of Cook’s closest calls with creatures from the wild. He said he was laying down rat poison in his garage when the incident happened. He claims he was checking dresser drawers when he came across a group of copperheads mating.
“As soon as I opened them [dresser drawers], bam, bam, bam - they start striking,” described Cook.