A Story For Opening Day

While going through a file cabinet to find the scorecard for last week’s Classic Scorecards I found a short essay that I had to write for a English 102 class. I really liked reading it over so thought that I would share it today on the first day of baseball season. I have never been a fantastic writer, but I like how this has held up in a decade and a half.

Reading though this while typing it out I realized that I may have taken some liberties with the facts in order to present a good story to my teacher. Of course what story of your childhood doesn’t have something that may have grown over time? Writing this really makes me want to go and play ball out in the yard again. Continue reading

Matt Painter to Stay at Purdue!

Matt Painter keeping his eye on the ball

Well now that the roller coaster has apparently come to a stop we now think that Matt Painter will remain a Boilermaker. I still don’t know what to make of the last few days. My first thought was that there was absolutely no way that Painter would go to Missouri. Who are these people that think that he might? Then at some point Sunday night after being away from the computer most of the weekend I started to see some reasons why he might go. Then it started to become real. Of course I had some frustrations that I put in my post about the possibility of him leaving. Those frustrations just seemed to build until I found out that he would stay. So what does this mean for Purdue now? Continue reading

This Week’s Promotions (4/1-4/10)

Well it is the start of another baseball season so the weekly promotion feature must start as well. This first one will be a little longer as I will cover about a week and a half as the season starts. I primarily do this for myself, but thought that if I am looking all of this up why not publish it? I cover mainly the teams in my area (Sox, Cubs, Silverhawks, Railcats). I also do try and get most of the Midwest League promotions as well as anything that I find of interest. The first couple of these will be filled with opening day promotions. I also have nothing for Monday the 4th. As always if you know of anything that didn’t make it on here let me know. If you know of a promotion for next week leave a description in the comments section. Here are this week’s promotions. Continue reading

Raise Another Banner! (JaJuan Johnson is an All American!)


JJ ready to throw it down

I am a day late on this, but felt that I needed to write something positive the way the last couple of days have gone. Yesterday the AP All American selections were announced. With his inclusion JaJuan is now a consensus All American. That means that he will have a banner in the rafters along with Glenn Robinson, John Wooden, and Rick Mount. This is a great accomplishment for a great guy. Continue reading

Matt Painter to Leave Purdue? (Update?)

Matt Painter during a Purdue practice in Chicago

I really thought that I was done writing about the Purdue basketball team for the short term. Last week I heard rumblings about Matt Painter leaving Purdue to go to Missouri. At first I didn’t put any stock into them. Then tonight I just decided to read up on Purdue a little and realized that over the weekend things started to pick up. Apparently there has been some sort of contact between Painter’s reps and the Missouri Tigers. Right now I don’t know what to think. I just assumed that Matt would be a Purdue Boilermaker until he retired. I guess I never considered the fact that he might want to leave. Continue reading