Talent… Desire… Perseverance… Work Ethic

February 22nd, 2013

For the Record…

If you missed reading about the termination of Coach Frank Cruz, the following is the official release. No further information is available.

USC baseball head coach Frank Cruz was first suspended and then terminated for knowingly violating NCAA Countable Athletically-Related Activities limitations within his program, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced. Continue reading

Sheer Talent won’t get us there…

January 9th, 2013

Sheer Talent won’t get us there
But desire, perseverance and work ethic will.


At long last what we have been waiting for is now available. Dave Rankin’s book on Rod Dedeaux is now in print. The title is Rod Dedeaux: Master of the Diamond. The book paints a portrait of the most successful college baseball coach in history with biographical information, Continue reading

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2013


2012 is now history and I suppose the best news of the year was that December 21st, the date that the Mayan Calendar predicted as the end of the world, did not happen. That’s not to say that there was not other good news, but it’s a lot easier to remember bad news. For USC bad news, I would have to list the melt down of our football team as the most disappointing for sport fans. No one was predicting anything close to that. Continue reading

Trojan Baseball Alumni & Friends

November 30th, 2012


A bummer of a month…If you bleed Cardinal and Gold like many of us this month has been depressing. Hard to be upbeat when our football team in not winning. Add to that all the issues on health that pop up as you age and it’s a struggle to keep a positive attitude so I’ve been in my cave just brooding for the last several weeks. Consequently, you have not been finding “The Trojan Run Down” in your mailbox lately. My bad. Continue reading