Asked his first memory of the sport, Chris Marlowe did not hesitate. “Mom took us to the beach,” he said. “She piled us into her Chevy. There might have been seven or eight of us.”The children would play in the ocean until they got hungry. When it was time to eat, it also was time to check out games on a nearby volleyball court. “I was intrigued watching them play,” Marlowe said. He would become a star basketball player at Palisades High.
Gather information, feed it into a computer, frequently utilizing proprietary software, and have it spit out information to provide an edge. It dulls the sport for some baseball fans who scratch their heads about spin rates or exotic formulas purporting to explain why a right-handed left fielder with a red beard is three points better than the one with a black beard. All that matters on the sand is a limber, strong arm swing, the ability to dig and/or to block at the net.
At a softball game. At a basketball game. At the gym. There is concern, apprehension, even anguish, with each question. Flip the calendar back a year. Just one big question. What will happen to UCLA opponents when the freshman linebacker is unleashed in games? Labeling Juarez highly-talented seemed an understatement to those who witnessed him as a man among boys when he played for North Torrance High. Granted, he had not dominated UCLA’s spring football.
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