Query: Is George Sherrill really “the Pride of Memphis” as Chip Caray said last night? How many people in Memphis actually know him and what he does for a living and truly take pride in it? You certainly have family, some high school teammates and what, a few dozen other people? I bet the number of people from Memphis who truly take pride in George Sherrill is under 100. And none of those people mess with Wikipedia, because Sherrill isn’t even mentioned here. Unless of course he was removed from the page after last night’s performance . . .
If I had to pick someone to be “The Pride of Memphis,” I’d go with any of the following before George Sherrill: Howlin’ Wolf; Al Green, Jerry Lawler, Elvis, and Missi Pyle, whom I’ve sort of had a crush on for a while. There are many others.