January 27, 2012
A SCENE imagined last Sunday at the Pearly Gates. ST. PETER: Howzit goin'? I'm Peter. They call me St. Peter, but you can call me Petey. JOE PATERNO: Petey? Are you from Brooklyn? You sound like me. Oh! My name is . . . ST. PETER: Joseph Vincent Paterno. JoePa! Your reputation proceeds you. By the way, just between us, I owe you one. JOEPA: You do? Why? ST. PETER: I had a few shekels on the Indiana game.
June 26, 2007
BET AWARDS 2007. 8 tonight, BET. DON CHEADLE AS the late great Petey Greene? I couldn't quite see it. Being from the nonofficial side of Washington, D.C. - or Chocolate City, as Petey used to refer to it - I've never forgotten this folk hero and the profound impact he made on the city of Washington during the turbulent late 1960s and '70s. Petey Greene was a street cat, as they used to say. He wore platform shoes, bell-bottoms, wide lapels and other flamboyant styles of the era. He couldn't conjugate a verb correctly if his life depended on it. But you know what, he didn't care.
February 22, 2005 |
People who have never met me demand the latest stories about Petey, my mischievous, adorable beagle/basset hound. In the two years he has lived with my husband and me, he has made quite a name for himself, slipping out a cat door so he could lounge on lawn chairs in the middle of the night or stealing an entire tray of appetizers at a party. So I was very interested in what animal communicator Elizabeth Severino might tell me was on this complex canine's mind. First off, he seemed glad to see her. "He said, 'I know your heart.
June 9, 2004 |
It's a fairly common sight: a car zipping down the highway, the family pet leaning out the window and catching the breeze. Except in this case, the pet, Petey, is an alligator, and the vision of his green snout pointing from a black BMW yesterday was anything but ordinary. An off-duty Philadelphia police officer spied Petey - his 3 1/2-foot body stretched across his owner's lap and his nose out the passenger-side window - traveling south on Roosevelt Boulevard about 11 a.m. Unable to get the car to stop, the officer called 911. Petey and his human companions were pulled over on the Schuylkill Expressway near Spring Garden Street.
March 8, 2000 |
He may never start another game as a Phillie. But for Pete Rose Jr., yesterday was one of those days that actually made his 12 seasons of minor-league aggravation worth the trouble. It was almost good enough to have a guy named Rose starting at third base for the Phillies and against the Reds. But then Pete Rose Jr. went out and got two hits with his father, You-know-who, in the stands. How about that for a poetic afternoon? "Just sums up my poetic career, I guess," the younger Rose said.
February 24, 2000 |
Take a look around the clubhouse at Jack Russell Stadium and you'll find all-stars, Gold Glovers, No. 1 draft picks, and several players with legitimate MVP potential. So why then was a 30-year-old guy with 14 major-league at-bats (nine of which were strikeouts) and no chance of making the team the center of attention as the Phillies held their first full-squad workout of the spring yesterday? Because his name is Pete Rose Jr. The Hit Prince always draws a crowd. "It's the price you pay when your dad is one of the greatest players ever," he said, flashing the gap-toothed smile he inherited from his father.
June 5, 1995 |
Petey Mills has served well beyond the minimum of the three- to eight-year sentence imposed on him in 1991 for drug offenses. Now, finally, he may have a get-out-of-jail card. In Delaware County Court Friday, Mills' attorney, G. Guy Smith, accomplished what four attorneys who preceded him could not: He got bail reduced to an amount Mills said he could muster. Mills awaits a July 14 sentencing stemming from a drug conviction last month. He has been in jail since his arrest in February 1991, and has been convicted twice, the second time at a new trial that was awarded on appeal by the state Superior Court.
March 23, 1995 |
WHAT SAY, H.K.? If Pete Rose Sr. says it's OK with him, Pete Rose Jr. says he would play regular-season replacement games. Rose Jr., who hadn't gotten past Class A in his first six pro seasons, has played with the White Sox replacement team in spring training but at first wanted to make it clear he wasn't a replacement player. But the union is considering anyone playing exhibition games a strikebreaker. "I already crossed, didn't I, as far as they are concerned?" said Rose, 25. "So what's the difference?"
March 14, 1995 |
Old Dominion, the team that will meet Villanova in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, has fair speed, nothing spectacular. But the team's coach can really move. Two years ago, Jeff Capel was running a Division II program, Fayetteville State, in North Carolina. A year later, he became head coach at North Carolina A&T. Now he is in the national tournament, with his third team in three years. Yesterday morning, the 43-year-old coach and father of the Duke guard with the same name, flew from Norfolk, Va., to Chicago to join a panel of NCAA- bound coaches in a forum to be telecast by ESPN.
August 4, 1990 |
The bases were loaded with Royals and the Phillies were leading, 4-1, in the top of the ninth inning when Frank White sailed a foul pop toward the first-base dugout. Bob Boone, the catcher, threw off his mask in pursuit. Pete Rose, the first baseman, darted in as backup. Boone squeezed, but the ball popped off the tip of his mitt. The fate of the 1980 Phillies hung in the balance . . . when Rose snatched the ball from the night air for the second out. Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson.