Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Baylor Game Moved to Friday, September 2nd @ 7:00PM for Your ESPN Viewing Pleasure.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin Approves.

Thanks to the diligent sleuthing of our very own shortnkerley's, it has been surmised that after much rumoring the TCU/Baylor game HAS, in fact, been moved. However, instead of the original speculation of the match being part of ESPN's annual opening Thursday double header, the game will be played Friday night at 7:00PM. This should calm down most of you hand wringers who were terrified you might not be able to take off of work an hour early Thursday afternoon to make the trek to Waco to catch this one en vivo. Unfortunately, since it is a Friday, it also likely increases the chance of being tossed in the Waco jail for disorderly conduct because you're more inclined to drink and Waco PD is less inclined to allow you to. I think it's an indigenous law around those parts.

Horned Frog license plates

If merely putting a TCU sticker on your car doesn't do enough to let drivers behind you know where your allegiance lies, you're about to be able to slap one of these TCU license plates on your jalopy- and you don't even have to go wait in line at a DPS office. Starting May 2, according to Angry Trey's blog post from last week, you can go online to MyPlates.com (or just click HERE) and sign up to have TCU plates replace your current ones.
...or if you'd rather go for the "Keep Texas Wild" plates that you've seen around the state for years, you can get those online, too (click HERE). You'll be giving money to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (but not TCU) with these plates.

Frogs Lose to DBU...Again; OU Tonight

Kyle Starratt surrendered a walk-off 2-run homerun in the 9th, snapping TCU's 7 game winning streak and making it 3 consecutive losses to Dallas Baptist dating back to last season. Starratt pitched well in relief of Nick Frey, who only lasted 1.2 innings, allowing 5 runs. Starratt worked 6.2 innings, allowing 4 runs and striking out a career high 8, but was unable to close the door. As I watch watching (via gamecast) this unfold, I didn't expect us to bring in closer de jour Stefan Crichton because he is going to be needed tonight, but not bringing him or Trent Appleby in might have cost us the game. The Frogs bats were resilient, bringing us back from deficits of 5-1 and 6-2, thanks to homeruns from Joe Weik and Josh Elander, as well as a clutch 2 out single from Brance Rivera to tie the game at 7 in the 8th. However, the pitching staff that we all worry about now couldn't extend the game any further than the 9th.

Tonight, as most of you should know, the Frogs are back home at 6:30 in what is the most important game of the season to date- a rematch against the #14 (according to Baseball America) Oklahoma Sooners. It's not posted yet, but obviously freshman sensation Andrew Mitchell will take the mound for TCU. Mitchell was roughed up in relief against OU in their last meeting, giving up 3 runs in just 1 inning, but he seems to have found his comfort zone again since then and hopefully he can shut down the talented Sooner lineup and we can split the season series with the Sooners. If you have nothing better to do this evening (most of you dont, it's Tuesday night), head out to Lupton and cheer on the Frogs in a very, very meaningful battle between two 2010 CWS participants. Hopefully we get a full house tonight, and since tomorrow is the start of dead days students have no excuse. Nobody studies during dead days, especially day 1, so get over to the stadium for some baseball.

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