Our own Dave Facinoli this week had the news that recent James Madison High School graduate and standout pitcher James Triantos had been chosen in the second round of the Major League draft by the Chicago Cubs.
It doesn’t mean Triantos will end up in the Major Leagues; heck, it doesn’t mean he’ll even end up in the minors, unless and until he signs the deal. But the way Dave describes it, the young player has a good head on his shoulders and the right work ethic, so look for him to perform to the best of his ability as he works up the ladder of professional baseball. Good luck to him!
(Fun fact: Had the ol’ McCaffrey crew not moved from Vienna to Fox Mill Estates in wild western Fairfax the summer between my 8th– and 9th-grade years, I’d have attended James Madison High School. Back when I was simultaneously editing the Journal Newspapers – RIP, big fellas – as well as the Sun Gazettes, I discerned that the corporate attorney, Jessica Kelty, attended Madison at the exact time I would have. We could’ve been classmates, but ’twas not to be.
THESPIANS START GEARING UP: Dominion Stage, which for decades has performed in Arlington (staring life as the Fairlington Players), is set to open its 2021 season with a production in early August, setting the stage (see what I did there?) for a comeback of the community theaters after 18 months of COVID lockdowns.
A number of troupes got creative during this period, others hunkered down and waited things out. But it looks promising that there will be some community theater across the region in coming months. Another sense of normalcy.
SHEERED LIKE A SHEEP: Hair Cuttery in Skyline got my money yesterday, as my waaaaaayyyyyy too long hair (too long for 95-degree days, that is) got sheared off to a more manageable and less sweaty length.
It’s kinda quiet there at the moment, my Hair Cutterer said during our conversation, but she noted they were expecting big crowds in August as kids start gearing up for back-to-school time. Another sign of sanity.
- Scott McCaffrey