Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes

2010 Schedule

An anonymous fan posted a comment on our constantly-changing 2010 Schedule thread:
Seems like a hard way to piece things together. Why not get the schedule from a player or coach? :)
My answer:

The coaching staff will not release the schedule until they have it fully completed, with all contracts signed and all details done. At some point in the fall, I usually do get an e-mail from some anonymous player or a player's family member with a copy of the tentative schedule attached. And, by the way, my e-mail address is

MU in the Minors

After 13 innings, Volcanoes champs again (
A 2-1 victory Thursday against Tri-City in 13 innings wrapped up the NWL championship for the Volcanoes, their third title in the past four years.

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 13th, Ryan Lollis lined Charles Ruiz's 3-1 fastball into center field, scoring Dan Cook with the winning run.

The title-clinching game-four victory before a sparse but enthusiastic crowd of 894 at Volcanoes Stadium was the franchise's fifth NWL title since it moved to Keizer from Bellingham before the 1997 season.

■ Jonathan Mayo highlights former Tiger Garrett Broshuis among others in Bards of Baseball dabble in verse (

"This game can be such an emotional game, whether you're in the big leagues or in the Minors," said Broshuis, who writes his own blog as well as a journal for Baseball America, but hasn't dabbled in writing poetry. "No matter how good a person is, he's not going to succeed all the time. There will be days you'll come home, be all alone and need to get away from the game. For a lot of guys, it's video games, for some it's poetry."

Broshuis was introduced to the form in another language. A Spanish minor at the University of Missouri, he studied a bit of Spanish literature, and he found he truly enjoyed the poetry part. He counts Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda and Ruben Dario among his favorites.

"In another language, you had to explore the meaning a little more," Broshuis
explained. "It was harder, but it was more fruitful."

Broshuis sees his interest in poetry in the same light as some of his teammates' love of music lyrics. It provides the same kind of outlet, a similar escape. It's possible
some of his teammates wouldn't see it the same way, but it's not something he feels most in the clubhouse know about.

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