Cheers & Jeers: Okie Managers in MLB Cheers
→To Oklahoma-bred managers. The D-Backs’ hiring of Midwest City’s A.J. Hinch means our state’s high schools have supplied 10 percent of the current major league managers. Norman’s John Russell leads the Pirates, and Okmulgee’s Ron Gardenhire skippers the Twins. →To college basketball’s new foul-shot proposal, in which the opposing coach gets to choose from the four remaining players on the court to shoot foul shots when the fouled player is injured and unable to shoot himself. If you don’t believe the rule is divine providence, check out the name of the chairman of the men’s rules committee: New York-Maritime athletic director Dick Hack. Jeers
→To the Maverick fans who created such a hostile situation for the families of the Denver players. Dallas fans don’t have a bad reputation, so maybe this will be an isolated incident, but take note, Oklahoma City fans. When the Thunder gets good, stay classy. →To the upset Orlando fan who demanded an apology for his son, who was bumped into by Boston’s Big Baby Davis. If you don’t want large men barreling into you at NBA games, stay out of the Nicholson seats.