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Happy Time: DeKoning, Seminoles and Jags

Get happy, Eagles.

A posthumous Happy Birthday to William (Bill) Callahan DeKoning (December 19). A Boston College grad, Bill broke into the major leagues at age 26 with the New York (Baseball) Giants. He only played one season in the majors over a span of 14 days in May and June of the 1945 season. His stat line looks eerily similar to Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham's (Moonlight Graham was made famous in the W.P. Kinsella novel Shoeless Joe and 1989 film Field of Dreams). 3 games, 1 at-bat, 1 strikeout. Moonlight Graham also played for the New York (Baseball) Giants.

Happy Trails Florida State Seminoles football players. ESPN.com broke a story claiming that as many as 20 Seminole players will be suspended for the December 31 Music City Bowl against Kentucky and the first three games of 2008. Hopefully when the ACC schedule is announced in late January BC gets the Seminoles in early September down at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Happy Anniversary Jeff Jagodzinski. On this day 1 year ago, you were introduced as the 33rd head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team. Jags signed a 5 year deal worth an undisclosed amount. Worked out pretty good for the Eagles this year. Jeff, your thoughts?

Jeff: I was sad for about ten minutes when TOB left. But then happy. And then more happy when Jags was signed. A year later, still happy.