In my year end series of the top 5 most viewed blog posts on this site, another older but goodie comes in at number 3. And the good news is : opening day of the 2016 season is just over 3 months away. Enjoy! Rob The final day of the All Star Break is today. I thought it would be a good time to fill the baseball void with a sports portrait from my wayback file of Virginia high school pitching phenom Doug Newstrom.
Doug Newstrom was the the ace of the pitching staff for the W.T. Woodson varsity baseball team in Fairfax, Va. Woodson had won the Virginia State High School League championship in 1989, with a nearly perfect season. Woodson was primed to repeat this feat in 1990.
Our paper, The Fairfax Connection, decided to feature Doug in its Baseball ’90 Preview section.
During an editorial meeting leading up to the preview section I suggested that since Newstrom had a blazing fastball, we should take a portrait of him holding a burning baseball. Read More