Centenary's McCann steps up to the plate
Centenary's Ed McCann isn't just a big time Division I baseball coach -- he's also willing to pitch in as a part of the community.
Dining in Strawn's original restaurant for lunch on Wednesday after his Gents defeated Northwestern 8-7 on Tuesday night, McCann and two of his players, Matt Clark and Justin Kraft, spotted an elderly gentleman getting ready to load his wife's electronic wheelchair into the back of a pickup.
Despite a deluge that hit the area about 11:15 a.m., the trio of Gents helped get the chair into the truck. The 50 or so diners in the restaurant were impressed with the unselfish efforts of the men who returned to the eatery soaking wet.
McCann may take some hits for not always producing quality outings on the diamond, but he deserves kudos for being a man of action for someone in need.