But it invited the question: With Missouri playing a doubleheader against Kansas State in a steady mist to conclude a weekend when it rained so much even Noah would have to wonder if it would ever stop, who decided the Tigers should wear their all-white home uniforms?■ Tepesch emerging as Missouri baseball ace (The Maneater)
After pitching in the shadow of junior Kyle Gibson last season, Tepesch has become the go-to guy for the Tigers this year. Although his 3.98 ERA isn't the best on staff, the junior has pitched more than 60 innings for Missouri and leads the team with 46 strikeouts. His work has earned him the role of game one pitcher for 2010.
■ For those who were at the K-State games this weekend, here's an article about the Wildcats' most vocal fan in the stands, Robert Lipson: This poor fan never misses a Kansas State game (WSJ.com)
MU in the Minors
The 5-foot, 6-inch Mr. Lipson -- who has never played on a football team -- grew up in Sullivan County, N.Y., enrolling in K-State in 1970 to study biology. He dropped out in 1974, going on to make a living as a salesman for advertising specialties and promotional products. By then he was well on his way to his real calling: becoming the football team's No. 1 fan.
"It started when I decided to travel to all the conference games to see the other stadiums, and just went from there," he says.
■ Miracle ace in no hurry (news-press.com)
The 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher said he wakes up at 7 a.m. several times a week to play 18 holes of golf before heading to the stadium for the day.
“I was 2-over on the front nine and 1-under on the back nine until I bogeyed the last hole,” Gibson admitted. “I’m anywhere from an 8 to 12 handicap. Pro ball is the life; you can go play (golf) whenever you want.”
The 22nd overall pick of last year’s draft has been pretty good on the baseball field for the Miracle as well.