Hey Pomona, take a good, long, hard look. Immortality is what you’re playing for …

Pomona 1952 team
1952 Pomona (CIF?) championship team

Current Crescenta Valley baseball coach Phil Torres used to call them “the ghosts” when he’d refer to old pictures of teams that won CIF championships in the Temple City football locker room. Back then (early 90s), Torres was a JV football assistant coach. But it always stuck with me — you win and you’re NEVER forgotten. Some day, maybe 70 years from now when most of us are gone, current Pomona players will look at the pic of the 2014 team. Study the faces. Stare into the eyes. Immortality!