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.