Saturday, January 19, 2008

Baseball Coach Reflects on Football Award

Mike Rutherford, the new baseball coach at Westbrook High School, reflected on winning the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy twenty-five years ago in yesterday's Portland Press Herald. Rutherford called the Fitzpatrick Trophy, the award given to the state's top senior football player, the ultimate accomplishment for a high school athlete in Maine. Here at the Riverbank Republic, we have a certain bias for the Steven Labrecque Memorial Award, but, hey, Coach Rutherford's entitled to his opinion.

On a lighter note, I could crack a joke about how it may be at least twenty-five years until one of Coach Rutherford's Blue Blazes wins the premier football award, but I've already made one unfair joke about Westbrook's football program this week. I figure one joke per week is a healthy quota.

Anyway, you can read the article here.

- John C.L. Morgan

P.S. In the interest of disclosure, the Steven Labrecque Memorial Award is a soccer sportsmanship award named in honor of my late father. Hence, the "L" in my relatively bizarre name.


Anonymous said...

Screw you for poking at Westbrook Football. You are an old loser who dosen't know what they are talking about. Mind your own business asshole. This article isn't about Westbrook Football

Westbrook Diarist said...
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Westbrook Diarist said...

Though I disagree with your opinion that I'm an old, losing asshole, I do agree with your argument that the poke was unnecessary and unfair.

Looking back, I regret the mean-spirited joke.