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Saturday - August 27, 2005

Alumni News: Cody, Maroul, Howell

Two articles. The first one's about Buck Cody and David Maroul and the second one's about J.P. Howell's call-up:

Posted by Joanna at 10:46 AM | Permalink

Friday - August 26, 2005

Yet Another Article About Street (YAAAS!)

'Just came across another nice article about Huston Street: Street making major strides by Janie McCauley (SLAM! Sports). Quote (talking about the possibility of being voted Rookie of the Year):

"It's been exciting, definitely," [Street] said. "Sometimes I do try and step back and realize how lucky I am. I don't want to get ahead of myself. I think you'd be lying to say that it's never entered your mind or you never thought 'That would be pretty cool.' Yeah, that would be awesome. If I take care of my stuff on the field, the results will take care of themselves."

What a great kid. I do hope he can keep it up.

Posted by Joanna at 11:36 PM | Permalink

Howell headed back to KC

It's official: the Royals have recalled J.P. Howell. He's due to start against the Yankees tomorrow.

Posted by Joanna at 9:43 PM | Permalink

Thursday - August 25, 2005

Alumni Quick Links

A nice article about David Maroul (scroll down to the Matt Baumer byline): College World Series MOP makes quick impact with Volcanoes. Taylor Teagarden and Buck Cody are also mentioned.

And, from Baseball America:

Catcher Taylor Teagarden notched only one hit in his first seven games in the short-season Northwest League but has picked up 18 hits in his last 12. He enjoyed his second three-hit night in three games Wednesday, hitting his sixth home run and doubling twice. He's batting .339-6-11 in 56 at-bats at Spokane.

Yesterday, Brandon Fahey went 2-for-4 and had six RBIs, including a two-run home run in the first inning and a grand slam in the fourth as his Bowie Baysox beat the Altoona Curve by the score of 8-0. 75% of the runs batted in. Not bad! (Link). By the way, I think Ryan Hubele was one of the runners that scored on the grand slam. Heh.

Posted by Joanna at 7:17 PM | Permalink

Huston's Latest espn.com Column

The latest Huston Street column at espn.com is online: Routine can make or break a player.

Posted by Joanna at 7:38 AM | Permalink

Wednesday - August 24, 2005

The Blogification of Joanna's Longhorn Baseball Page

Notice anything different? Yep. I finally got around to officially "blogifying" this here page. It had basically been a blog for the last couple of years. But, I wasn't using "official" blog software. And, I wasn't creating archives of individual posts. And, there was no RSS feed. And, on and on.

So, last week I downloaded and installed Movable Type. It's cool. It took me a few days to get the templates and style sheets set up. And, I had a decision to make. Just start fresh? Move the old content to Movable Type? Or, just move some of the old content to Movable Type? You can probably tell that I chose option number 3. I decided to cut the old stuff off at the end of the season...after the the lighting of the Tower for the Championship (on June 29). The older stuff is linked to the right on the main page under the "Old Versions of This Page" header. I moved everything I'd posted after June 29th to the "blogified" version of the page. For the moment, I've decided not to enable comments. That may change. We shall see. At any rate, I hope y'all like the changes.

And... Hook 'em, Horns!

Posted by Joanna at 10:44 PM | Permalink

Sunday - August 21, 2005

Alumni News: Hollimon

'Got an email message (Hi, Kris!) asking what I knew about Michael Hollimon's current status and I didn't know. So, I went looking. And, it looks like he's doing quite well. He's playing with the Oneonta Tigers (in Oneonta, NY). It's a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. He was picked for his league's all-star game to be played this coming Tuesday. He's leading the NY-Penn league in three categories through last Tuesday: he had league-bests in homers (12), triples (7) and runs scored (47). Pretty cool. Link: Four O-Tigers selected for inaugrual New York-Penn All-Star Game.

Update (Aug. 27th): Alas, Michael's team didn't do so well (5-4 loss). And, Michael went 0-for-2 with a couple of strikeouts. He didn't seem too terribly upset, though. Quote:

"We didnít represent," Hollimon said with a laugh. "We had a good time out there. Everything was awesome. Youíre always disappointed to lose. You always want to win; that's why you play the game. But if thereís ever a time losing is acceptable, it's this game."

Posted by Joanna at 9:00 AM | Permalink

Wednesday - August 17, 2005

Huston's Latest ESPN Column

The latest Huston Street column at espn.com is online: Comfort, luxury are part of The Show.

Posted by Joanna at 9:00 AM | Permalink

Saturday - August 13, 2005

Remembering Omar's Injury at UT

The collision in the Mets' outfield a couple of days ago has people remembering other scary incidents. There's a pretty good article on the Rockies' site about the injury to Omar Quintanilla during his freshman year here at UT: Quintanilla's faced it before; Rookie Rox shortstop no stranger to freak collisions by Thomas Harding (MLB.com).

Posted by Joanna at 9:00 AM | Permalink

Wednesday - August 10, 2005

More Alumni in the News

This page is getting pretty long. I'm starting to think I might have to start a second page that's just devoted to news about our former Longhorns. We shall see. In the meantime, some news (as usual, use bugmenot.com if you don't want to register with the sites requiring registration):

And, then there was this: "Before the game, utility infielder Tommy Nicholson asked for and was granted his release." That quote was the last line in an article about a Birmingham Barons game on August 4th. And, that's it. He'd only signed on with the team on July 23rd. In his first game the following day, he had a good day at the park:

Nicholson went 3-for-3, scored a run and drove in three runs with a double, two singles and a sacrifice fly.

That's all I could find. Interesting, eh? I wonder what it all means.

Posted by Joanna at 9:00 AM | Permalink

Friday - August 5, 2005

Alumni News: Street and Halsey

Huston got his 13th save today. So, he now has the record for number of saves by an Oakland rookie. Cool. And, Brad Halsey got the win in the Diamondbacks' victory over the Astros last night. Here's a nice article about him from the East Valley Tribune.

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Thursday - August 4, 2005

Alumni in the News

'Thought I'd point out some articles about some ex-Longhorns that you might've missed. Most of these links probably require some sort of registration. Use bugmenot.com if you don't want to bother with the registration process.

Posted by Joanna at 9:00 AM | Permalink

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