Taylor Green is definitely in the right place at the right time.
The Milwaukee Brewers 2011 Minor League Player of the Year was called up by the Brew Crew on Aug. 27. Since then, the Brewers have won the NL Central division championship and at press time were a win away from eliminating the Arizona Diamondbacks in their NLDS best-of-five playoff series.
The Brewers needed to win game four Wednesday or game five tonight to advance to the NLCS against either the St. Louis Cardinals or Philadelphia Phillies.
Green, who played his minor ball in the Comox Valley, was swinging a hot bat in his first few games with the Brewers. Through 37 at bats in 20 regular season games he hit .270.
At 24 he is the youngest player on the Brewers and was the 25th and final player named to the team’s playoff roster. He did not see action in the first three games of the NLDS.
Green’s #5 uniform was previously worn by Geoff Jenkins, the Brewers’ third all-time home run hitter.
The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned forward Brett McLean to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.
McLean spent the past two seasons with Bern in the Swiss-A League, compiling 60 points (23g-37a) over 84 contests. The Comox native appeared in 78 tilts with the Blackhawks during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, recording 11 goals and 20 assists.
A ninth round pick (#242 overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, McLean has skated in 385 career NHL games over six seasons, notching 162 points (56g-106a), with Chicago, Colorado and Florida. McLean has also tallied 150 points in 231 career AHL games with the Houston Aeros, Norfolk Admirals and Saint John Flames.
It’s geriatric basketball time again.
Come join Rocky, Hugh, Kevin, Neil, Steve, Richard and a host of other A535 shareholders Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. sharp at the 19 Wing Comox sports centre. The fun continues every Sunday until mid April, or until the Valley’s supply of muscle relaxants and athletic rubs is depleted.
The Comox Valley Masters Basketball League is competitive and the camaraderie is first-rate. So if you are over 35 and enjoy a Sunday morning workout, come on out! Contact email@example.com for more info.
The annual general meeting for Zone 2 of the B.C. Seniors Games will be held Oct. 19 from 1:30 to 3.30 p.m. at the Hammond Bay Church, 4960 Hammond Bay Rd., in Nanaimo.
For more information, contact Area 4 director Max Fletcher at 250-897-1862.
THE LAST WORD
“The greatest sound in golf is the Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh of your opponent’s club as he hurls it across the fairway.”