September 6, 2008

Coeur d'Alene Press Newspaper - Local and National News - Kootenai County, Idaho : THE FRONT ROW with Rod Harwood


Coeur d'Alene Press Newspaper - Local and National News - Kootenai County, Idaho : THE FRONT ROW with Rod Harwood: "North Idaho has its big kids in the bigs and the boys of summer are ready to rocket into another dimension."

Here's an interesting article for Cardinal Nation, given with a northwestern perspective. Writer Rod Harwood offers this piece about major league players from the North Idaho area.

Not all are with the Cardinals. To wit, Bobby Jenks of the Chicago White Sox.

But two players hail from Harwood's area: Joe Mather and Josh Phelps.

Harwood, whether he intended to or not, shows us that although a particular player (or players) may be on a certain big league ball club, wherever they have roots, they are a special source of pride.

Phelps photo by Barbara Moore
Mather photo by Iscan