matt harvey and his mustache

In honor of Matt Harvey’s excellent MLB debut last night, Mets fans, let’s all take a moment for honoring another contributor to Matt Harvey’s career path to this debut: Matt Harvey’s mustache. It was kind of patchy, and it was with us only briefly, but it was there, once. And so, let us stand with…

college baseball ncaa regional: st john’s @ unc

Six. Since 2006, when I fell in love with college baseball, the Carolina baseball team has broken my heart half a dozen different ways: E4, the O State Ballaz, the underdog, Mike Leake, a regional in Oklahoma, a slow fade. I’ve cried and I’ve raged and there are plenty of Post-It notes from shep. stuck…

college baseball: va tech @ unc

Five. Freshman LHP Hobbs Johnson carried a perfect game into the 8th, and Carolina swept a fairly woeful VaTech team in a bid to secure a national seed for the NCAA tournament.

college baseball: ecu @ unc

Four. My personal definition of schadenfreude is crushing the hopes of ECU baseball fans who drove a hundred miles to watch a game into a million pieces with a 10th inning walk-off single. It also involves eight and a third shutout innings from a future first rounder. Kent Emmanuel was smokin’ last night, and a…

the grand salami

I was digging through my handful of photos of Matt Wieters playing for Georgia Tech, in honor of last night’s 10th inning grand slam for the Orioles, and realized that it’s been almost five years since the first time shep. and I saw him play. It was May, and I was just finishing my Master’s…

because he always delivers

Another one of my boys — and, oh, there have been so many this year! My beloved Andrew Carignan finally made his debut with the A’s last week, after two injury riddled minor league seasons, though I don’t have a single photo of him in Carolina uniform — got his call-up to the majors this…

baseball: red wings @ bulls

Twenty-one. I love being a Triple A area for a lot of reasons, but mostly for rehab starts. Last night out with the Film Critic, the game featured 100% more Justin Morneau than usual.