Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Afternoon Dump

Eight Frogs on Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas College Team

Q&A with Jim Schlossnagle Star-Telegram

New stadium construction photo gallery

...and some video:

Matt Purke Update

Despite the fact that an injury-plagued sophomore season caused him to slip to the 3rd round of the MLB Draft, it appears that Matt Purke may not necessarily be ready to jump into pro baseball. According to Federal Baseball, a Washington Nationals fan blog, the Nats have serious concerns about Purke's signability. They also quote Nolan Ryan as saying that the reason the Rangers passed on Purke this year was because his monetary demands were actually higher than they were two years ago when he was their 1st round pick.

Purke's performance in the Cape Cod League this summer might be the biggest factor in all of his. If he pitches like he did as a freshman and puts the concerns about the health of his arm to bed, it might make the Nationals more likely to meet his demands. But as it sits right now, I think there's a decent chance we get at least one more year of #47 pitching for the Frogs.

Spitblood Golf Tournament

We are getting close to crunch time. The golf tournament is five weeks away. So sign up and pay. Again, if you don't have a full team yet, no big deal, just go ahead and sign up and pay and you can continue to try and get your team together. Or, we can put you on a team that needs players. The tournament is July 23 at Whitestone. We are going to do a little incentive to try and speed up the sign up process. The first 60 people who sign up for the tournament and pay will have their names put into a drawing for a prize at the tournament. We already have a number of teams signed up, so move quickly to get your name in the hat. The prize will not be announced till the drawing but look at the prizes last year and just imagine what it could be.

So get your teams together and sign up. The link is on the right side of the blog. Same as last year, $100 per person, per team. Or, you can email