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Sunday - July 31, 2005

Quintanilla called up!

[Omar's team picture] The Rockies are calling up Omar Quintanilla! He hit .346 with a home run, seven RBIs, three doubles and two triples in 13 games with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Way to go, Omar! As I post this, he hasn't even been assigned a number. But he does have a page on the Rockies' web site. He's joining the team today. How cool is that?

Later...
Omar started at ss. The Rockies snapped a 4-game losing streak to beat the Phillies 9-2. All nine runs were scored in the 5th. In the 5th, Omar got his first hit at the show (single, 0-1 pitch, 2 outs) and scored his first run two batters later. He's wearing #8, by the way. And, here's a photo from the game showing Omar throwing to 1b to try and complete a double play. 'Looks like Omar might've been taken out by Todd Pratt on the play, eh? Ouch.

[Omar throwing to 1b to finish dp]

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Saturday - July 30, 2005

Teagarden signs, Lewis coming to UT

According to the Dallas Morning News, Taylor Teagarden has signed with the Rangers. The news brief says:

He received a signing bonus of $750,000 and an invitation to major league spring training for 2006. Teagarden is expected to go to the training facility in Surprise, Ariz., but could shortly be on his way to Class A Spokane.

And, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that UT-Arlington catcher Brett Lewis is transferring to UT. Hmmmm...

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Thursday - July 28, 2005

Lots of Alumni News

So, you ask, what happened to the weekly links to Huston Street's espn.com columns you promised you'd post? Well, I hadn't seen any columns since the one posted on June 20th. I looked but didn't see any. Last night I saw an op-ed from someone complaining that ESPN had moved all the "worthwhile" columnists into their pay-service area and that only the likes of Huston Street were still free. I wondered about that since they hadn't actually posted anything by him since he had the muscle strain and laid off for a week or two. But, I went to look...just to make sure. And, lo, they did post another column (on June 28th, apparently) but it wasn't listed in the archive area for his columns. Huh. So, anyway, here's the link: What the fan doesn't see.

Also of note (with respect to a few ex-Longhorns)...

Looking for info on Tim Moss made me think about looking up some of the other recent draftees. I found quite a few of "our boys" out and about:

Lotsa Longhorns in the Majors and on their way there, eh? Cool.

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Saturday - July 23, 2005

Alumni News: J.P. Howell

J.P. Howell has been optioned back to the Royals' Class AAA Omaha team. He ended up going 1-4 with a 7.68 ERA in eight starts. But, he may be back with the Royals pretty soon.

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Tuesday - July 19, 2005

Alumni News: J. Brent Cox

'Went looking for more info and found out that J. Brent Cox is playing with the Tampa Yankees. So, I guess that means he did sign, eh? Heh. He's only pitched in one game and the numbers are interesting:

             W  L    ERA  G GS CG SHO SV   IP  H  R ER HR BB SO
  James Cox  0  1  13.50  1  0  0   0  0  0.2  2  1  1  0  0  2

So, he pitched two-thirds of an inning, gave up 2 hits and an earned run. He struck out the two that he got out. And, he took the loss. Hmmm...

I found the play-by-play for the game. Things went like so (in the top of the 6th):

By the by, this was in a game played yesterday against the Palm Beach Cardinals. The final score was 5-1. The score was 2-1 when J. Brent left the game.

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Thursday - July 14, 2005

Hudson, Quintanilla, Clemens, Cox, Teagarden

Not much to report 'round here what with it being the off-season and all. But, I went looking around this evening and found a few bits of news:

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