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.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Tiger gets scratched

After UST played Adamson this second round, Tigers coach Pido Jarencio and Karim Abdul went to the media room and we all wondered where those horrendous scratches came from. Turns out that in a rebound scuffle, Abdul was raked by the long fingernails of Rodney Brondial. At the time we saw the wounds they were raw and bleeding -- this picture was taken today Sunday -- and he had to take shots afterwards to prevent infection. The Tigers were upset with Abdul's suspension and they filed a letter of complaint to the commissioner's office but to no avail. They wanted all the players' fingernails checked before every game. Hahaha! I think that makes for better humor than Kobe Bryant being recruited to play. Karim also complained about getting punched in the ribs that caused difficulty in his breathing. At one point, he went to the bench to get a plastic cup to put over his underwear! I had a lengthy conversation with the UST coaching staff about their prized center getting banged up. Definitely cause for concern.

You know what this reminds me of? That Charles Barkley quote about NBA forwards and centers having really long finger nails. His arms were periodically raked by those in need of a nailcutter.

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