Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Now Pitching for Your Philadelphia Inquirer...

By Jonathan Tannenwald
Philly.com

Greetings, folks...

There was some important news regarding the Guru this morning coming out of Reading, Pa., a town situated about an hour and a half outside of Philadelphia.

He has, it would appear, taken up a bat and glove to report on baseball in this morning's paper. While those of you outside our home region may have missed it, Mel covered the double-A-level Reading Phillies' game last night. Two of the parent club's top players, second baseman Chase Utley and pitcher Adam Eaton, made rehab starts at Reading last night.

(Reports out of southern New Jersey this hour have former blog correspondent Kate Burkholder swooning over the mere mention of Utley's name.)

This correspondent got a phone call last night from Mel with the news that he had been diverted to Reading on his way back from the Indiana-Connecticut game, and was rather surprised at the news. We know that Mel has covered Drexel men's basketball in recent years, but we would not have expected minor league baseball to be added to the resume.

But then again, if you didn't know beforehand, you probably wouldn't have found anything unusual in the story.

And we have heard rumors before of Mel covering the Phillies in some form way back when, but we will leave confirmation of that to him.

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