Category Archives: Baseball

The Fourth: Max, Yasiel & Joey, Baseball & Hot Dogs

What could be more American, more down right Patriotic with a capital P, than talking National Pastime on Independence Day? Okay, hot dogs. So, a few snippets about frankfurters plus baseball’s best stories so far this season. And I’m not talking Homer Bailey dropping the F-bomb in the post-game presser after his second no-no in […]

Sunday Morning Snap Shots: Bucs, Bikes, Brooklyn Basketball & More

Well, we now know for sure which school is going to be the dark horse come autumn in the World’s Greatest Football League. Vanderbilt Commodores, come on down. A loyal reader, a former Louisvillian who now resides in Music City, hipped me to the story early yesterday morning, before it hit the national wires. Four […]

Monday Morning Musings: Cards, Spurs, Heat & Lefty

U of L’s baseball nine faces #3 seed Oregon State in a loser-goes-home CWS elimination game this afternoon. The Cards are in good company at least. Not that it’s much consolation. The Beavers are one of the eight national seeds. Which means they were favorites over Mississippi State. In the other bracket, North Carolina, the […]

Sunday’s Sports Shorts: Lefty Up, C-J Left Behind & More

Updated 6/16 at 2:44 pm. From some initial comments I have received regarding this column, some people, perhaps even most who take delivery of the C-J, received a sports section Sunday morning with stories, which did not not appear in the edition I received. I stand by what I wrote about what I received. There […]

Friday: LBJ in the NBA, IU & UofL in the CWS

Looking at the big picture, meaning in overview the entire series with its interesting stories and sidelights, the NBA Finals remain compelling. In microcosm, not so much. Only the first game, the one where San Antonio “stole” a W in Miami — That’s the mandated vernacular, right? — was close. Since then, the teams have […]

Louisville Slams, Splitter Slammed, Yum! Not So Yummy: Monday, Monday

I mean, really now, it’s time for Ken Lolla and his Louisville soccer team to step it up. They only made it to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8, losing to Maryland, 1-3, in the quarter-finals. Tsk, tsk. Okay, that’s obviously an attempt at humor. A lame one perhaps. But, consider this. If the soccer team […]

Magic Carpet Ride Continues: Cardinal Nine a W Away from CWS

A more dedicated and ambitious scribe than myself would now be checking to see if U of L baseballers Matt Helms and Joe Filomeno have been quafing the same sports drink, or eating the same food in the dorm or otherwise genuflecting before the same spiritual guru as Tim Henderson? It better be. Otherwise there’s […]

Monday Morning QB: Techsters, Pacers, Bowlers & More

There is something so . . . well . . . fresh, I guess would be the descriptor, about locking into college baseball’s post-season. At least, for me. I spent seven years matriculating on the Belknap Campus, and, though a huge sports fan, never once sauntered over to Parkway Field for a Cardinal baseball game. […]

U of L Cards Coast to Super Regional

All sports are laden with “givens,” aspects of the particular game that are accepted as inviolate, considered immutable. Here’s an absolute, if the category is College Baseball, NCAA Tournament. A school that wins the first two games of in one of the 16 regions has an obscene advantage over the other three participants. It is, […]

Sunday Sports Shorts: Hoops, Pucks, Prodigal Sons & Daughters +

Just when I’ve gotten past my Hansbrough enmity — Thanks BirdMan Anderson — just when I’m ready to embrace a team with a Not Ready For Prime Time enfant terrible nicknamed “Born Ready,” just when I’m glorying in the reality that 2/3s of the Miami triumvirate are self destructing before my eyes, Roy Hibbert’s gotta […]