It’s a small world and one packed with crazy coincidences. On Friday night, I caught a tiny portion (and by “caught”, I mean watched thru the doorway without paying) of Greg Ginn & The Taylor Texas Corrugators making their first or 2nd Austin appearance. Ginn, shown to the right of White Flag’s Pat Fear aka Bill Bartell, recently moved to Central Texas, and if Quinn Snyder isn’t available to coach the D-League Toros next year, the Spurs could do a lot worse than put the squad in Greg’s capable hands.

Here’s the conicidental part. I was in Lake Elsinore, CA this afternoon and witnessed the Padres’ Cal League affiliate Storm getting kicked around by the Lancaster Jethawks. While the Storm have seen their coffers swell considerably thanks to Dizzee Rascal sporting their cap in global TV appearances, it seems the club aren’t nearly finished tapping into all-things-youth-culture. Sort of.

It seems the Storm have a 3rd mascot known as The Rally Cop. His program bio claims he received his training during the LA Riots of 1992, along with a stint toiling as a guard in an unnamed prison (shades of the Big Boss Man, anyone?). Trouble is, he looks less like a former peace officer….and more like a young Pat Fear.