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May 23, 2007 at 10:40 PM

Women at work

I chuckle every time Storm forward Wendy Palmer checks into the game. It’s not because of Palmer, but the KeyArena game-operations crew uses some of the same sound effects for the Storm as they do the Sonics. Palmer’s “tag sound” is the whistle I’m used to hearing for former forward Danny Fortson.
It’s so strange because both have thin dreads that they wear in pigtails and Palmer is teasingly called the “blue collar baller” like Fortson. But in one game, Palmer has been more productive than Fortson all last season. She had seven points and six rebounds in 11 minutes in Wednesday’s win against Phoenix, giving Storm coach Anne Donovan two solid post players in Palmer and Ashley Robinson. Dispersal draft pickup Tye’sha Fluker has yet to settle into the system.
Palmer opened training camp stating she felt like she had “two left feet” because she was still recovering from a torn left Achilles. Well, it seems she’s a little closer to 100 percent now. And unlike Fortson, when the whistle sounds in KeyArena, Palmer is truly going to work.

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