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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Portrait of Kenny as a Young Hooper

The Wildcats celebrated their coming out party [the Great Alaska Shooutout championship] with a good old-fashioned snowball fight, and Lofton played a starring role in that battle, too. “Basically, it was Kenny versus the rest of us because he had such a ridiculous arm. He was throwing snowballs like 100 miles per hour, just knocking guys off their feet,” Mason Jr. remembers. “Afterwards, we said to him, ‘Man, you should play baseball.’”

He listened.

rlc Posted: January 16, 2013 at 02:42 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: January 16, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4348441)
Just like Buddy the Elf.
   2. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 16, 2013 at 07:00 PM (#4348520)
Maybe if Kenny's team had lost to Michigan in the Great Alaska Shootout, he would have been the one who ###### Sarah Palin. Nah, Sean Elliott was the star and we know she likes to hunt the big game.
   3. Meatwad Posted: January 16, 2013 at 07:31 PM (#4348539)
Pretty cool that the only 2 guys to make it to a ncaa basketball final 4 and a world series went to the same high school in east chicago
   4. pep21 Posted: January 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM (#4348671)
The simple reason that he didn't play baseball at UA was that blacks weren't recruited by Kindall. Hell everyone in Tucson knows that.

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