Erik Reitz Goes Again
For the second game in a row Erik Reitz picked up a fighting major. After Reitz introduced Kyle Wellwood’s back to his stick, Taylor Pyatt came over and had a few words. Shane O’Brien did the same, and after a few more words Reitz and O’Brien had the gloves off.
Andreas Lilja picked up his first fighting major of the season last night against Sheldon Souray. He’s the first player on the Red Wings other than Darren McCarty to get into a fight this season. No word yet on whether or not Lilja will be automatically put on waivers for it.
And so they went
Tim Sullivan of the Union-Tribune has a piece about George Parros and his friendship with Padres pitcher (and fellow Princeton Tiger) Chris Young. Young went to the Ducks-Caps game on Wednesday night and knew something could go down between Parros and Donald Brashear. With the Caps up, Parros wanted to spark his team, and Brashear was hesitant:
“He was reluctant to fight, obviously, ‘cause they were on the road and he didn’t want to give away any of that momentum,” Parros said of Brashear. “He said we weren’t going to fight and I’m like, ‘I understand, but I’m going to make it look like I’m asking you anyway, so everyone knows.’”
That was obviously all the persuasion Brash needed.
Parros has visited Young at his games, not that it’s always easy:
Their friendship endures despite their different paths, their nomadic schedules, their distance and the awkward greetings Brian Giles has delivered during Parros’ visits to Petco Park and to the Padres’ training camp in Peoria, Ariz.
“The best memory I have of George is seeing his face when Brian gave him his naked hug,” Young said.
“It’s happened every time I go down there,” Parros lamented. “I’m going to start going down there in a rubber body suit.”
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