St. Rita to Honor Baseball Coach Mike Zunica on Saturday, May 6

By: Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown

St. Rita coach Mike Zunica isn't sure how he's going to react during Saturday's ceremony in his honor.

Most likely with a smile and a wave to the crowd, or maybe even a bow.

Short and sweet.

What Zunica, 53, made certain during our conversation is there won't be any tears. At least, not from his eyes. Perhaps from his mother Carol and father Leandro, or the dozens of friends, family and former players who will be there.

We're still trying to win baseball games," he said. "That's the focus. No, there's no chance of me being emotional."

We'll see.

St. Rita will hold a 15-minute ceremony prior to its 11 a.m. Catholic League Blue game against Loyola.