Franklin at FanFest, Leyland Feature

A couple odds and ends for you on the second birthday of The LumberBlog

Nick Franklin participated in Seattle Mariners’ Fan Fest last weekend, and video of Franklin’s Q&A session along with fellow first-rounder Dustin Ackley is now online.  Check it out at

Part five of “The History File” is up at  This week’s recovered article is from 1991 and features legendary manager Jim Leyland.  His path to the Majors and the 1997 World Series began here in Clinton, when at just 27 years of age he helmed the 1972 Clinton Pilots.  Leyland went 189-189 in three seasons as the Pilots’ skipper.

Oh yeah, and Green Bay 27, Pittsburgh 14.


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