Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

PBA Shockers

Please pray for Rommel Adducul. He's been diagnosed with throat cancer. But the former San Sebastian Stag is responding well to the treatment.

Rico Villanueva to Purefoods for Marc Pingris. I know that Ryan Gregorio wanted to get Larry Fonacier but it seemed that San Miguel wasn't willing to give the former Rookie of the Year to Purefoods. In fact, Purefoods team officials feel like third-class citizens within the SMC team structure.

It seems that San Miguel gave up on its Magnolia team of the future real fast. Gone are Willy Wilson, LA Tenorio (who is unhappy with the trade to Alaska), Larry Fonacier (who feels like he has a new lease on life with Alaska), and now Rico.

Why? Siot Tanquincen feels the pressure.

Tim Cone is ecstatic about having Larry who he really wanted to get. The combo will be like this: Willie Miller and Jeff Cariaso in the backcourt and LA and Larry come in. The tandems have been working well for them in fact they beat Red Bull today using that combo.

Boss Danding Cojuangco has left the door open for Larry to return to an SMC team in the near future. But if their coach feels like trading for this person, then SMC will support their coach.

So why didn't Larry go to Talk N Text if Chot Reyes wanted him? Because SMC is upset at Chot.


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