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Cretekos gearing up for pitch



Cretekos Jimi Hendrix might have driven over 90 miles per hour, but Clearwater Vice Mayor George Cretekos (left) doesn’t, he jokes. He can’t throw 90 miles per hour, either.

Ribbed by Bay Buzz about whether he’s ready to throw out the first pitch on June 21 when city officials take a trip to Philadelphia to meet with owners and watch a few Phillies games, Cretekos said he hasn’t warmed up yet. “I don’t want to throw my arm out,” he says. But on Sunday, he does plan to play a little catch with his brother-in-law.

Good luck George. Those Philly crowds can be tough.

- Mike Donila, Times staff writer

[Ted McLaren, Times files]

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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