Over the past several years I have watched many of the current stars of the Bucs become stars for the Indianapolis Indians before getting the call to help the parent club. Since I had rooted for those players in Indy, it only seems natural to pull for them again in Pittsburgh.
All bets will be off if they are paired against the Dodgers, but for now, I am on their side, even at the risk of alienating many friends who are fans of that other team there in Cincinnati.
Finally there is the signing of Paul George by the Indiana Pacers.
That was indeed welcome news. George is already one of the top 20 players in the league and I believe more improvement is on the horizon. He is capable of being one of the top 10 in the league and being voted a starter in the NBA All-Star Game.
He is worth every cent they are paying him. I can’t wait for training camp and then the season to begin.
Sports Editor Rick Teverbaugh’s columns appear twice weekly.