Jack Healey’s Blog February 19th, 2018

Well it was the Daytona 500 yesterday and yes I did watch it for a minute or two here and there and even though I don’t follow any particular driver I was somewhat interested in who won, but I’m sorry I just don’t get it. To each his own, but to me it’s just not that interesting. I find it to be boring!!!! I know there are people who find baseball to be boring too!
Eric Hosmer reportedly has signed an eight year $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres. I don’t care about Hosmer’s contract, but what will that mean as far as JD Martinez’ contract is concerned? The Red Sox need him, but no way do they sign him to an 8 year contract. That would be pure stupidity!
Congratulations to Rutland High for winning its 4th straight Division 1 state championship and to Mill River for winning its 2nd Division 2 state championship in three years in the state cheer leading competition on Saturday. Cheer leading is a sport!!!
MSJ just named a new varsity baseball coach last week. His name is Garrett Brewer and I know he will do a great job. Garrett’s dad Jeff will be his pitching coach and bench coach. Jeff was a pitcher at one time in the Chicago Cubs organization.
MSJ does it right when naming new coaches and I wish all schools did it the same way. MSJ has a press release to announce the new coach. It’s a pretty simple concept. It keeps media from guessing or hearing rumors as to who the new coach may or may not be. It’s not supposed to be investigative reporting! It’s amazing how many schools don’t seem to get that!