Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cornbelters down Beach Bums 10-4 August 23, 2014

Mike Devine pitched 6 innings on August 23rd at the CornCrib against the Beach Bums of Traverse City in baseball action of the Frontier League.  The 'Belters used a huge 1st inning with the line up completing a revolution and ended with 5 runs at the 3rd out.  They scored 4 more while limiting the Bums to less than half that the remainder of the game.  In the Veggie Race, it was the Taco out gassing the other 4 contestants.

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20140823 Traverse City Beach Bums at Normal Cornbelters Frontier League Baseball photos - Images by Alan Look

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Illinois State Redbird Red-White Scrimmage

The 2014-15 school calendar sports season in Bloomington - Normal started off on a day that seemed cooler than it was and with a mist that so reminds us that fall isn't far off.  The cool temps were welcome on top the turf of Hancock Stadium and the mist probably kept a few away, but the band, team, fans, cheerleaders, dancers and media did get a feel for all of the elements that return every year.  The Band playing the alma mater, the lights of the one year old renovation, the droning voice on the public address system...  but wait, something is new... at the north end of the field, a new video board only slightly uglied by the renovation of the nearby water tower in the background.

Four quarterbacks are competing for the starting spot this season, including last seasons starter, Blake Winkler.  Lots of new names and faces also on hand as the freshman recruiting class comes in.  Marshaun Coprich scored the first TD.  One thing missing - the voice of the Big Red Marching Machine, Dave Colee.

ISU's first home game is the first Saturday of September.

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20140816 Redbird Football Scrimmage - Images by Alan Look

 - chimper -

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rob - Give Pete a Seat.

With Selig freshly out of the chair, will Charlie Hustle be seated in the Hall?  With out a doubt, Pete Rose is one of the all time greats.  He was always talked about in the 1970's - seemingly at every game whether it was a Reds game or not.  He held many records, some of them still standing today and some that took a long time to be broken.

The way Pete hit the field, ran to first on a walk, dove into home as the ball was arriving to the catcher, interacted with his team mates, moved to player/coach position (maybe the first one in the MLB), then to coach.  He had a well rounded exciting career that kept fans attending and viewing.

The punishment he received all those years ago is extremely harsh an unjust when viewed in today's environment and what is being handed down for other serious infractions.  Even viewing from the criminal law world, he's got a life sentence with no chance of parole.  Criminals that get that sentence get re-evaluated on a daily basis with many getting that parole.  It is time to pardon Pete.

If I had a vote, Pete would get a seat.  Rob, give your self a break and get this one issue off your plate.  It will remain a distraction for the whole of the MLB until you do.

 - chimper -