Rummel defenders Briston ...

Rummel defenders Briston Guidry (96) and Dwayne Eugene (7) bring down Byrd wide receiver Tysen Hardman (3) for a loss in the third quarter during the Division I state football championship game between Byrd and Archbishop Rummel on Thursday, December 12, 2013. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

A mix of fun, fury

Guidry’s sense of humor belies intensity

Subscriber onlyArkansas receivers coach Michael Smith, the Razorbacks' ace recruiter in south Louisiana, has a message to pass along to the fans about defensive line signee Briston Guidry.

College
Rummel defenders Briston ...

Rummel defenders Briston Guidry (96) and Dwayne Eugene (7) bring down Byrd wide receiver Tysen Hardman (3) for a loss in the third quarter during the Division I state football championship game between Byrd and Archbishop Rummel on Thursday, December 12, 2013. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

A mix of fun, fury

Guidry’s sense of humor belies intensity

Subscriber onlyArkansas receivers coach Michael Smith, the Razorbacks' ace recruiter in south Louisiana, has a message to pass along to the fans about defensive line signee Briston Guidry.

Professional Sports
Ken Griffey Jr. ...

Ken Griffey Jr. (left) said he and fellow Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza took the same path to get to Cooperstown. “We got drafted, we worked hard in the minor league system and we had an opportunity to become big league ballplayers and produce. My dad always said if you work hard and do things right, you’re going to get rewarded,” Griffey said.

Last Opening Day

Superstars Piazza, Griffey Jr. enter Hall of Fame

Subscriber onlyCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Today will be one last sparkling Opening Day for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. With speeches, smiles and probably tears, they will embrace their first moments as Hall of Famers, having been respectively the lowest-drafted and highest-drafted players ever elected.