life list: baltimore orioles @ seattle mariners

4. Visit every MLB stadium. The Orioles are bad. The Mariners are bad. We saw two former first rounders pitch for two last place teams. Safeco Field is gorgeous. Seattle hot dogs are weird. Kyle Seager is still and always and belovedly a dope, and he hit a home run. We now own a Lou…

college baseball: long beach state dirtbags @ unc

One. Oh, right, I have a blog. shep. and I went out to our first Heels baseball game of 2017 on Friday, because we’ve long been obsessed with the Long Beach State baseball team, one of the few teams in the NCAA who has a different official nickname / mascot than the rest of the…

baseball: oklahoma state @ unc

One. After a few years of shaky teams, this year’s UNC baseball team is already 4-1, after a great road series win against a higher ranked UCLA, and two walk-off victories against a top-10 OK State team. They’re very young — with a couple of freshman in the starting lineup, including Friday’s walk-off hero 2B…

baseball: nats @ orioles

Seven. The Wiets drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 8th and Jonathan Schoop walked off. The floppy hats were excellent.

college baseball: miami @ unc

Two, three, four. Miami won the series, 2-1, but Carolina got three quality starts and the offense woke up on Sunday. Progress.

festivals: trans-pecos festival of music + love

Marfa, quit acting like suckering New Yorkers into buying high desert real estate isn’t just outlandish fraud. You’re flat and empty, wow. Kansas must be the new Guggenheim. You’re out, go be New Mexico for a while until you show me something. — Spencer Hall, “Charlie Strong Has Kicked You Off The Team” I flew…

the trade deadline, emotionally

  In 2006, this guy pitched 7.1 against Cal State Fullerton, and Matt Danford balked, picked a guy off third, and got the win. 13 innings. How can I not want someone whose starts I remember in that much detail in my bullpen?