Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Everyone Hates Craig James.


I realize the inherent laziness of copy/pasting someone else's work and making it a post, but it's not like I'd be the first to do so on this very site. Besides, it's quite relevant.

Arrieta Scratched From Start

Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta #34 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Last week I posted a story about how Jake Arrieta was going for his league leading 9th win of the season, and he got it, working 5 innings and allowing 3 runs in what eventually became an Orioles blowout win. However, the reason he was limited to just 5 innings was apparently due to a sore elbow, and that sore elbow is keeping him from starting tonight, which is his scheduled turn in the Orioles rotation. It doesn't appear to be too serious and he should start Saturday if things go as planned, but an elbow injury sidelined him to close out the 2010 season, so I'm sure both he and the Orioles are going to proceed with caution. Hopefully he can rebound with a solid start Saturday against the light hitting Braves and record his league-tying 10th win, at least until Roy Halladay pitches another complete game for the Phillies and their video-game filthy rotation. I know the chances are slim, but wouldn't it be great to have a Horned Frog in the All-Star game managed by Ron Washington?

Good Pub for TCU

In December of 2009, Fort Worth, Texas magazine (for those of you unfamiliar- it's essentially Texas Monthly just for Fort Worth) hired the legendary Dan Jenkins to write a cover story entitled "On the Shoulders of Giants", that was all about the amazing transformation that the TCU football program had undergone over the previous decade.

They're at it again in the July 2011 issue, except this time the cover story is all about the amazing transformation that the university has undergone along with the athletic department. As you might've read in the Star-Telegram the other day, applications from out of state have skyrocketed in the past few years. In the magazine, Nancy Bartosek goes deeper to find the reasons why TCU is "the hottest school in Texas"- a coordinated effort by the academic leadership of the school to attract students to a small but elite school in a major metropolitan area with a surging athletic department that has resulted in applications going up by 300% in a decade.

Anyway, it's a good read- and good publicity from the school, even if it is from a local magazine that gets ad buys from the school on a monthly basis. Go pick up a copy before the print industry dies.