CSN reporter gets prehistoric gifts

Posted: September 20, 2013

WHO KEEPS SENDING Comcast SportsNet's Sarah Baicker dinosaur T-shirts?

Baicker certainly doesn't know.

For the past couple of years, the Flyers reporter has received T-shirts with dinosaurs printed on them from anonymous senders. In the past year, the arrival of T-shirts has ramped up. During her recent birthday week alone, she got two Ts. She estimates she's gotten about 10 since they started arriving in the mail without prompting.

The first one had a pink brontosaurus emblazoned on the front, but, for the most part, she receives Tyrannosaurus rex Ts. "People have learned [T-rexes] are the best," Baicker joked.

Baicker isn't sure what prompted the T-shirts. Maybe it was because she tweeted out a picture of herself wearing a dinosaur shirt, maybe because she used to make dinosaur jewelry out of clay.

The anonymous gifts certainly don't go unappreciated.

"I wear them all pretty regularly," Baicker said.

For the record, Baicker is a women's small or medium, depending on cut.

Hartnell, punk golf for charity

Flyer Scott Hartnell and Ken Casey, leader of Boston-based Irish punk band the Dropkick Murphys, hosted the second-annual Claddagh Fund and #Hartnell Down Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament yesterday at Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown, N.J.

The likes of Brayden and Luke Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Sean Couturier, Bernie Parent, Kimmo Timonen, Jakub Voracek, former Phillie/CSN's Ricky Bottalico, former Eagle A.J. Feeley, former Olympian Heather Mitts, sports talker Al Morganti and Flyers broadcaster Steve Coates all strapped on their golf cleats for the event.

The Casey-founded Claddagh Fund raises money for the most underfunded nonprofit organizations that support vulnerable populations in local communities.

'Dream' big

Sheryl Lee Ralph, who originated the role of Deena Jones in Broadway's "Dreamgirls" and is married to Philly's state Sen. Vincent Hughes, will be at the Parkside Banquet Hall (4942 Parkside Ave.) on Sunday showing off her new Diva Starr luxury hair-care line with "Hair Maven" Carla Clarkson. Presentations occur at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Ralph's next project is Nick at Nite's new original sitcom "Instant Mom," starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

Cancer sucks

Former Eagle Jamaal Jackson will have a team at the eighth-annual The Dude Hates Cancer bowling tourney Saturday at North Bowl Lounge 'n Lanes (909 N. 2nd St.).

You can bowl along with Jackson if you get together a team of six to 10 friends and $280. Register at thedudehatescancer.com for three hours of bowling, free shoe rental, a free T-shirt for all participants and free admission to the after-party. Proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Daily News smackdown

The Daily News' own Chuck Darrow, Ronnie Polaneczky, Jenice Armstrong and Bob "Boop" Vetrone Jr. will hopefully put the hurt on the Inquirer at 11 p.m. Saturday on PHL17's "Philly Pheud," hosted by Mike Missanelli of 97.5 the Fanatic. The prides and joy of the DN take on the Inky's Daniel Rubin, Bob Ford, Maureen Fitzgerald and Sam Carchidi.


* The Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez and Arquimedes Caminero and agent Brian McCafferty dined at Geno's Steaks after their 12-2 loss against the Phillies on Tuesday. I heard that no fans bothered the players while they enjoyed their steaks.

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