Jim Salisbury grew up in New England, hoping to be the next Bobby Orr or Carl Yastrzemski. He became neither. So now he writes about sports, particularly baseball. He graduated from Providence College in 1987, the year the Friars went to the Final Four. "I didn't come to see you, I came to see Billy Donovan," Salisbury's brother told him on graduation day. He's been at the Inquirer since late 1996 and likes to grow tomatoes and butternut squash in his free time.
Newlywed Utley and the team are hoping for big things together.
Chase Utley was in town yesterday, and he brought the best catch he ever made with him - his new bride, Jennifer.
Kansas City Royals owner David Glass provided a sneak peek into the recent baseball owners meetings when he spoke with reporters at a team luncheon last week.
Jim Salisbury | For Dunphy, it's about the game
Fran Dunphy didn't want it to be all about him, and in the end it wasn't. Temple and Penn played a terrific basketball game last night, one that reminded you once again just how special the Big Five is, one that left you wondering why the Palestra wasn't sold out.
Jim Salisbury | In it to win it: The team gambles on the second baseman's yearning for a title.
Some pro athletes are in it for the money and others for the championships.
You usually can tell the ones in it for the money. As soon as they get it, they lose a little of their drive, a little of their edge, a little of the competitive spirit that helped them become professional athletes in the first place. They start shrugging after losses and 0 for 4s and saying "Whatever."