Brian Golden

This and that, about this and that. …

The rest of the sports page has finally figured out what we told you months ago — the biggest obstacle to getting the Major League Baseball season going is the worst commissioner in MLB history, Rob Manfred.

He also happens to be the No. 1 suspect in the murder of the Lancaster JetHawks. … 

Check out the marvelous new MLB documentary on Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. …

His Easter Sunday 1997 visit to Lancaster becomes more legendary with each passing year.

The man who’d declared at spring training’s outset that he would take Easter Sunday off instead was the first Seattle Mariner down the jetway upon arrival at Plant 42.

Then he saw the tarp “Hit it here, Junior!” with a red bullseye some apartment neighbors had put up on their roof on the other side of the 14 Freeway, and tried to accommodate them.

Griffey hit three balls during batting practice that nearly reached the southbound 14 shoulder. A NASA rocket scientist season ticketholder laser-measured them at 565 feet.

Then Junior slugged a grand slam during his three-inning stint, and spent a half-hour outside the visiting clubhouse signing autographs alongside Alex Rodriguez. …

The report of a noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway made us physically ill. …

When Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia became the first full-time Latino driver in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2007, some feared for the reception he would receive in Talladega. JPM reported he was welcomed warmly. …

What a crock that there won’t be a true Triple Crown this year, because the response to the Coronavirus pandemic has juggled the order of the races.

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law and jockey Manny Franco absolutely have a chance, heading into the Kentucky Derby in September. …

Just watched “The Express,” the marvelous story of College Football’s first African-American Heisman Trophy winner, Bill Warford’s fellow Syracuse University alumnus Ernie Davis. It’s the only time I didn’t mind watching Penn State get its butt whipped and run over. …

Speaking of kicking butts and running over people, add the Los Angeles Chargers to the list that already included Eastside High, UC Davis and UCLA: to know Joshua Kelley is to love him.

The early indications are that he will see substantial playing time as a rookie with the Men of the Lightning Bolt.

It says here that Kelley will become the Chargers’ latest example of lightning striking twice in the same place.

Jacqueline Kelley’s son was born in Inglewood, and he will score the first touchdown in SoFi Stadium history Aug. 14 against the New Orleans Saints.

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