DEAR SUN SPOTS: As the adviser to Lewiston & Auburn Veterans Council, I’m requesting that the citizens of our area not put up signs at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. This park is dedicated to all veterans and military personnel still living and those who have passed away. It is a dishonor to have political or business signs in this Memorial Park. Thank you. — Bert, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was very pleased to see in the Sept. 24 edition of the Sun Journal that “Mike” was fixing gravestones in various places in town. He said at times he’s been frustrated that he has to try to find relatives of the deceased before he can fix the stones, some of which are 100-200 years old. I do family histories for people and can assist with his project free of charge. Please have him call me at 225-2245. I would love to help him. — Robert, Turner

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Great column! I am looking for a stationary bike in good condition at a reasonable price. Please call 577-1031. Thank you. — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: This question probably should be directed to the sports department but you are so good at getting answers, I am sending it to you. It’s only a matter of trivia, but I can’t get it out of my head! Recently, when the Red Sox played the Reds, Luke Farrell, the son of Red Sox manager John Farrell, was on the mound. It was the first time in major league baseball that the son of the manager of one team pitched against his dad’s team. I know there have been many brothers on opposing teams; most notably going back to Dom DiMaggio of the Red Sox and his brother, Joe, of the Yankees back in the days when I first became a Red Sox fan. However, a parent’s relationship is different. I know when a player is injured during a game his manager and trainer go out to check on him. My hypothetical question is that if Luke had been injured while pitching that night, would John have been allowed to join the opposing manager and trainer on the mound? Of course, it might matter how serious the injury was. Thanks for settling my curiosity, both as a parent and a fan! — Margaret, Wilton

ANSWER: Well, my dear, I actually had to confer with my colleague Justin in the sports department regarding your question! As a parent myself, I see why you would be curious about what would happen if this situation ever arose. The Major League Baseball Rule Book does not expressly prohibit managers from checking on other teams’ players, though it is unorthodox. The Red Sox manager would be well within his rights to go out and attend to his son if he had been injured. So there you go. In my opinion, more than any other sport, baseball does have lots of heart.

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