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Monday, May 9, 2016 – Texas Aggies – Armed and Dangerous

Monday, May 9, 2016 – Texas Aggies – Armed and Dangerous

I am not referring to the fact that we as Texans can carry hand-guns like real rootin’ tootin’ gun totin’ cowboys from days of yore. Like so many public universities, TAMU has campus carry. You can carry your handgun, but only in selected areas. I hope if a shooter shoots it is where I can carry my gun.

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FYI – You can’t carry your gun here, Pilgrim.

I am referring to the no-hit shut out pitched by Texas Aggie Kyle Simonds against # 10 Vanderbilt. Try that on with your Gloria jeans from the 1980’s.

Simonds made history as only the 11th Aggie in over 100 years to pitch a no hitter. Vanderbilt hit the ball hard in the ninth, but center fielder Nick Choruby made a spectacular diving catch. The game was one error away from Simonds pitching a perfect game. But it was a Maddux just the same. For a game to be a Maddux, the pitcher must toss a complete game shutout, and throw fewer than 100 pitches. Simonds threw 83 pitches. Can I get a big WHOOP, please!

It is a long way still to Omaha and the College World Series on June 18-28/29. Of course the Aggies must get through the dreaded SEC with good teams such as LSU and Florida. We will meet the Commodores (not the Lionel Richie group) again too.

Hopefully the Aggie baseball pitching staff is deep and strong enough to carry us to and through the tournament to the dogpile in Omaha. I wonder if one of those pitchers can play quarterback.

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Some Odds and Ends to End the Week. – TCU15, Rick Perry and STAAR Tests

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Some Odds and Ends to End the Week. – TCU15, Rick Perry and STAAR Tests

I like college baseball. Mostly because it means college football is just around the corner. But the NCAA baseball playoffs are at the Super Regional level. The winners of the Super Regional games go the College World Series. And TCU15 is the funniest thing I have heard all week. Gig ‘Em Aggies!

TCU top athletic brass tried to prevent the Aggies from purchasing General Admission tickets to the A&M/TCU Super Regional baseball game this weekend by establishing a promo code – TCU15. The promo code was emailed to loyal Horned Frogs. But then the promo code, TCU15, was tweeted to the world and Texas Aggies purchased all of the general admission tickets using the promo code. Tickets sold out before Thursday’s public release.

Granted, as you Frogs are saying – “from many of those seats you cannot see the batter.” Probably so, but that batter is going to see a sea of maroon clad screaming Aggies from the batter’s box. I am so ROFL. Wait until they sing War Hymn at the 7th inning stretch.

I told you Captain Hairspray would not wear a hat tossing his into the ever-growing presidential ring. Well-known among Austin media and photo shoots. No hat. I am not sure about that glistening sweat. It did not work well for Mr. Nixon. You and the TCU athletic brass need to retake that communications/media course.

Oh Ship! I see where in Houston ISD, thousands of STAAR retest answer sheets were reported missing by a shipping company. Perhaps they were shipped with the anthrax. Would love to be a fly on the wall when HISD administrators have to inform parents their child may have to go summer school as a result.

Have a wonderful weekend and BTHO TCU!