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Blast from the (Mirror) past
April 8, 2009 - Neil Rudel
I popped open the Mirror at about 6:10 a.m. today and almost spit out my coffee laughing at my old pal and former co-worker, Dave Mackall, gracing the cover of our sports section while interviewing a Curve player.
Mac worked at the Mirror for several years beginning full-time in 1982, part of the old guard that included Herb Werner, Jim Lane, Frank Polito and John Hartsock.
Dave has always been a persistent, hard worker and fun to be around. He was at the forefront of the Mirror's regional push, to the extent that we joked that he might as well have been the commissioner of the Sideling Hill League.
He moved on to the Washington Times and later to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, where he's carved out a solid career for himself mainly covering college basketball.
Tuesday, at Curve media day, he was here trying to get the latest on Jose Tabata.
Given Tabata's problems and inability to speak English, Davey probably had more fun spinning yard with his former co-workers.
Here's hoping those who remember his days at the Mirror, not to mention all his former Greater City League teammates and foes (Mackall was a crafty lefthander), got a kick out of seeing him, too.