Meanwhile Back At The Ballyard . . . But First: Breaking News on Coach Cal

BREAKING! NEWS! RE: COACH! CAL! & LEBRON!!!!!!!!!! There’s an article in the Chicago Tribune that says World Wide Wes (William Wesley) has contacted several pro franchises with coaching vacancies and salary cap room, trying to broker a package deal including “King” LeBron and John Calipari.

The story states an NBA league source confirmed that an emissary of Calipari contacted the Chicago Bulls over the weekend.

You can read the whole story here.

Meanwhile Back To Where I Meant To Start . . . the family that owns the “Field of Dreams” is selling the movie set that has become a go-to vacation spot for many nostalgianista and their families.

It was a corn field in Iowa. The makers of that 1989 film carved a baseball diamond for use in the cinemazation of the W.P. Kinsella novel. And it serendipitously became a national shrine.

I never quite understood the phenomenon. But I assume it has to do with lost youth, the romance of a time long past and the indelible bond that comes from father and son playing pitch and catch, an activity that has become increasingly rare through the decades.

Whatever it’s meant to many since the movie came out, the spot’s future as a mecca is in doubt. Whoever buys the property will be able to do whatever they choose without restriction.

Diamond Doings, Part I. UK’s baseball season has been for the most part lackluster, a home W over U of L, one of the highlights. But this weekend, the Cats swept perennial power LSU at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Diamond Doings, Part II. Top Ten Louisville won yet another series, this weekend over Big East stalwart, St. John’s. The Cards are 42-10, but remain 1/2 game out of first place in the conference.

Diamond Doings, Part III & IV. The softball nines of both U of L and UK made the NCAA tournament. The Cards open against Virginia in Knoxville. The Cats travel to Columbus to take on host Ohio State.

Diamond Doings, MLB Division. How ’bout them Red Stockings? Cincy is in first place in the division for the first time in awhile. And for the first time in years, the club actually seems like a legit contenda for the post season.

Meanwhile Over On The Court . . . the tennis court that is. Both schools have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament. The Cards next match up against Tennessee in Athens, Ga. The Cats also travel to Athens, where they will face Southern Cal.

Murmurings In The Bluegrass. Caveat: I wrote this paragraph before the one that leads this post. Is that discontent I sense coming from the Land o’ Big Blue Nation? It’s been almost 48 hours since a Top 10 recruit has committed to the Cats. Wildcat fans are asking if their coach has lost his touch? He seemed on top of his game, then, all of a sudden, out of the blue (Big Blue?) this sudden drop off of talent flow.

Of course, all will be forgiven, if Calipari stays at UK and completes his mission to dominate the world of college hoops, one recruit at a time.

– Seedy K

One Comment

  1. cbcard
    Posted May 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    If Cal leaves UK the Cat fans will probably hate him more than Pitino.

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