Three Things to consider on a Soggy Sandy Friday:
Thing 1: Wrote today's column on Jack Meyer, better known as the "Good job! Good effort!" kid.
Marisol Meyer, Jack's 16-year-old sister, will soon be selling T-shirts with the slogan and a picture of Jack cradling a replica of the Larry O'Brien trophy.
"Good job! Good effort! = Great Result!" the shirts will read.
The family, as I point out in the column, owns the registered trademark for "Good job! Good effort!"
Jack, who turns 10 on Nov. 15, has a blog of his own these days. You can check it out here.
In a recent post, Jack defended the honor of Chris Bosh after some Spurs fans at last Saturday's preseason game called him, "Turtle Face."
What would Bosh say to Meyer in light of his faith in the team after it fell down three games to two to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals?
"It was really an encouraging thing," Bosh said, "and I think that really probably put a lot of good positive thoughts in to help us."
"I appreciate it," Bosh said. "I’ll look up next time."
Thing 2: Turns out Jack has another dream that would seem to have serious marketing potential as well.
"I would love to sing the national anthem before a Heat game," he said. "Ask Julia Dale if I could sing a duet with her."
Jack is a member of the chorus at Pinecrest Elementary and has been active in the Miami Children's Theater. He even had a role in this summer's production of Alice in Wonderland.
"I was a dodo bird!" Jack said excitedly (as always).
Better known as the Admiral of the Queen's Navy.
Think a Jack-N-Julia CD would sell a few copies for charity?
Thing 3: Little bit of pressure on ex-Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez, huh?
The Tigers, down 2-0 to the Giants in this World Series, will hand the ball to the erstwhile No-Hit Kid for Game 3 Saturday in hopes he can revive their hopes of a first championship in 28 years.
I say Sanchez will be up to the challenge. Question is, will the Tigers' bats finally show up?Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times