Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baseball Regional Time

The Diamond Hogs are heading to Norman, Oklahoma for their regional tomorrow, and it actually works out ok for them given the fact that the Hogs swept Washington State earlier this year and beat the Oklahoma Spooners in their only meeting at Baum Stadium earlier as well. Given these wins were during a time when Arkansas was playing pretty well, and we all know that hasn't been the case lately as the Hogs struggled down the stretch and went 2-2 in the SEC tourney. So, they're not actually peaking right now.

Hopefully though the Hogs will enter the regional confident from the fact of going a combined 4-0 against WSU and OU and will get their mojo back and roll to a regional title this weekend. It's a lovely 3 - 3 1/2 hour drive to Norman so ice down the cooler, gas up your yugo, and head to red dirt country this weekend and enjoy some college baseball if you can. Andy Wilkins guarantees five home runs for you.

Tournament schedule:
1 p.m. No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. 3 Washington State
7 p.m. No. 1 OU vs. No. 4 Wichita State

1 p.m. Game 3 (Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2)
7 p.m. Game 4 (Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2)

1 p.m. Game 5 (Winner Game 3. vs. Loser Game 4)
7 p.m. Game 6 (Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5)

7 p.m. Game 7 (if necessary same teams as Game 6)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable day off as we honor the military and veterans around the world today.

The good news is that the Diamond Hogs gave a pretty good run in the SEC tourney beating Florida twice to end any hope they had at a SEC title only to get turned away and sent home by Vandy.

Now, we'll wait and see where the Hogs end up for a regional.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Elimination Time

Well, the Hogs took down Florida on Wednesday, but lost a tough one last night in 10 innings to Georgia. So, today, the Hogs and Gataz will do battle one more time at 3pm today for the right to move on in the SEC baseball tourney. See ya later Gator(s).

Yesterday was the funeral of one of my favorite players growing up. Across the border in Oklahoma (from Tulsa), I always enjoyed the play of OU hoopster Wayman Tisdale. Here's a couple of Razorback related photos with Wayman. RIP #23.

Wayman going up against Joe Klein in a loss to the Razorbacks in the Great Alaska Shootout...

In the NBA trying to cover triplet Sidney Moncrief...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SEC Baseball Tourney Time

You're dead, Florida! You hear me? Dead!

The Diamond Hogs are playing their worst baseball of the season heading into today's first round matchup against the Gataz. On the bright side, the Hogs swept Florida earlier in the season, so here's hoping we avoid a disasterous start to the tourney against the Natty light Gataz.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

M Dub Staying, Baseball Team Rallies To End 5 Game Skid

In what has been a trying off season for Razorback basketball coach John Pelphrey, perhaps a bit of good news will help right the Razorback ship this offseason as Michael Washington has decided to stay on for his senior season according to The Slophouse.

Washington was testing the professional waters and perhaps he found them to be a bit cold at this time in his career. Whatever the case, I'm glad our leading scorer and rebounder will be returning next season.

Coming home after being swept at Alabama and in the midst of a five game losing streak, the Razorback baseball team desperately needed a win last night against ORU. The Diamond Hogs waited until the ninth inning and rallied for a 3-2 win heading into this weekend's final regular season series against Ole Miss. Hopefully we're done with the 17 feet of rain we've received in May and will get some good weather this weekend for the Rebs.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend Baseball At Bama

Seven games remain in the regular season for the baseball team with none more crucial than this weekend's trio against the gay Bammers in Tuscaloosa.

The Hogs are 31-14 (14-9 in SEC play) and ranked #11 in one of the 36 collegiate baseball polls somewhere.
The Tide is 32-15 (14-9) and ranked #21 by that same poll conducted by a computer somewhere in some kid's basement.
Keuchel, Forrest, and Eibner are the three projected starters tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday respectively and will be bringing the heat for the Razorbacks.

A sweep would go along ways to giving the Hogs a chance for the West division title with three games coming up against Ole Miss next weekend at Baum Stadium.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Things That Annoy Me - May Edition

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but things have been hectic for me while at the same time being relatively slow around Razorback country. Sure the baseball team is still fighting for first in the SEC West, but some of the wind was taken out of those sails when LSU won two of three last weekend in Fayetteville.

Still, I'm going to tie today's monthly things that annoy me post in with the Razorbacks. Past annoy me posts have covered high school recruting announcements, bursting bubbles, and shooting sleeves.

For May, I'm going with outlandish ticket prices in general, but more specifically the Arkansas - Texas A&M game being held at the new Death Star, errr, Dallas Cowboys Stadium on October 3rd. Cheapest tickets? 85 bones! What the force?! The other prices are $125 and $475 for club seats. Oh, and don't forget the $38 for parking.

For those prices, I would expect a spectacular halftime show where the stadium blows up some planet like Jupiter with its' super death ray. If that happened (get ready for lame Train lyrical reference), we'd have drops of Jupiter in the air.

I say Arkansas fans are getting screwed, and we're getting screwed by former Hog Jerry Jones. How could you do this to us Jerry? Or did we just do it to ourselves? Arkansas signed a crappy contract for this game.

How else do you explain the fact that OU and BYU are also playing there in the stadium's first game EVER and those tickets ONLY begin at $50? I realize Utah is like 8,000 miles away, but still those BYU fans that do attend will be bringing their 12 wives and 37 childrens with them. Also consider that OU is a national championship contender next season with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner back at QB, and the price descrepency between the two games sucks. After paying $150 for a hotel and for gas money and food, this game turns into a $500 minimum trip for two if you spend one night. Extra nights and extra bodies are only going to increase that conservative estimate.

Thanks, but no thanks Jerry. I'll sit at home and watch the game at the new death star in HD instead.

(Don't tell me you've never noticed the resemblance)