Friday, April 13, 2012

HI NOTES: Riding the Storm Out

2-day Forecast model from

♦ Latest weather forecast:  Rain and Thunderstorms (possibly sever) likely at Norman, OK, from 5:00 PM on through 9:00 AM Saturday.  Then Storm chances pick up again around 3:00 PM Saturday, continuing well into Sunday.


Mizzou Network is showing that they will have live streaming video of the MU-OU baseball series this weekend (subscription required).

♦ There's a new 4•14•12 video at the Mizzou Network site featuring the new baseball uniforms.  It doesn't really show anything new or any more clearly than before.  Take a look, but the official unveiling will be tomorrow, folks.


Missouri looks to 'jump on' Oklahoma in weekend road trip (Columbia Missourian)
In Missouri's home baseball games, the team lines up inside the dugout and dances in unison to the Sugarhill Gang's "Jump On It" as its hitters prepare to bat in the bottom of the first inning.

The tradition was started by sophomore Mike McGraw, a junior college transfer from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana . . .
Sooners, Cowboys do not rate among the Big 12's elite (
Big 12 baseball boasts three of the nation's Top 25 ranked ballclubs: No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 7 Baylor and No. 23 Texas.

Beyond that… not much.

Over the regular season's final six weeks, Big 12 pride and respect are on the spot and on the line, with a league typically considered a power conference needing to prove it still belongs among the big boys, or face the very real prospect of a reduced role in the NCAA Tournament.
The road to Omaha?

Right now, teams 4 through 9 in the Big 12 standings might want to simply show they're on a road to respectability — to .500.

The Century Mark (College Baseball Today)
Ballyhooed Oklahoma fireballer Damien Magnifico pitched a nasty gem of a game in the Sooners’ 4-0 win over No. 9 Arkansas, tossing 8.2 innings of 3-hit ball. This was just his second career start for the Sooners, and couldn’t have come at a better time, helping the Big Red improve to 19-14 and drop the Razorbacks to 24-8. And as usual, the Sooner slinger was hitting 100+ on a number of occasions during the game.

But the best part of this story has to be the post-game quotes from OU head coach Sunny Golloway. According to SID Craig Moran’s write-up he said, “We’ve asked him to back off the power a little bit and make sure he gets strike one in there. When you ask him to back off, it’s still coming in at 95 miles per hour.”

Geez, if only every coach had that problem with their pitchers.

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