Another loss for Nits' fans

Posted: September 24, 2007

THERE ISN'T much joy in Happy Valley today.

On Saturday, Penn State fans saw their beloved Nits lose to Michigan, 14-9. Yesterday, they watched as Buffalo Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny, a second-round pick out of Penn State, broke his left forearm in the second quarter of a 38-7 loss to New England.

Posluszny remained on the field for about 10 minutes after the injury. Bills players - no doubt having flashbacks to Week 1 when tight end Kevin Everett suffered a severe spinal cord injury - watched as a golf cart was brought onto the field. Thankfully, Posluszny climbed on to the cart on his own.

Bills coach Dick Jauron said Posluszy will be operated on today and is not optimistic about his chances for returning.

"My sense is this may be season-ending," Jauron said.

Some days just don't go well

Yesterday wasn't Milton Bradley's day.

In the seventh inning against Colorado, the Padres leftfielder stepped on a sliding Mike Cameron's right hand as the two converged to catch a fly to left-center by Garrett Atkins. The ball got away from them and Atkins rounded the bases for an inside-the-park home run. Cameron, who has a bruised thumb and index finger, is listed as day-to-day.

An inning later, Bradley was ejected after arguing with first-base umpire Mike Winters. Padres manager Bud Black, in an effort to restrain Bradley, grabbed him by the jersey and pushed him to ground. The result? Bradley grabbed his right knee and had to be helped off the field. No word yet on the extent of the injury.

Mom and dad, or dumb and dumber?

On Sept. 12, Paul and Teri Fields from Michigan City, Ind., had a son. The two, who are huge Chicago Cubs fans, named him Wrigley.

That's right: Wrigley Fields.

The kid should thank God his parents weren't Mets or Beatles fans. A boy named Strawberry Fields has to learn to fight at an early age. *

- Tom Mahon

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