High camp, lowdown: Feb. 21; Tek, Rick and the dog.

Politicians are often satirized for forgetting today what had happened yesterday — but Kent Tekulve is giving one presidential hopeful props for perfect recollection of an event more than 20 years ago.

A report and video of Republican candidate Rick Santorum’s run-in with Tekulve while on the Congressional campaign trail in 1990 has been gaining a lot of Internet steam.

In it, Santorum talks about an episode of door-to-door campaigning in an Upper St. Clair neighborhood when, in consecutive stops, a dog urinates on his leg then his knocks on the adjacent house are answered by the Pirates reliever.

“Mr. Tekulve, I’m so excited to meet you,” Santorum recalls saying — while the tall reliever’s eyes are fixed on the large stain on his pants.

“True, every word of it,” Tekulve said following Tuesday’s workout at Pirate City. “Accurate to the final detail. But that dog died a long time a go, so we’ve lost one element of the story.” …

While driving to camp this morning, heard on the radio a traffic advisory for Alligator Alley. Here’s my advisory: Stay away from any alley that has alligators. …

Just saw the ranking of the Majors’ Top 35 starting pitchers by some online “experts.” A guy who has never thrown a big-league pitch (Yu Darvish) is No. 23, but there are no Pirates on the list. Okay …

If you’re looking for a good investment, perhaps you should put your dough into a gym in Los Angeles. There can’t be too many of them because Albert Pujols and Yu Darvish just happened to bump into each other in one.

Quote of the Day:

“Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.”

1 Comment

Great story about Tek, and I agree that Yu Darvish being place in the top 25 is a joke. I’m not saying he won’t be there at some point, but at least let him throw to some major league hitters first. Enjoying your insight Tom, good work.

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