COLLEGE STATION – It wasn't the exit Texas A&M envisioned in the SEC tournament, but the ninth-ranked Aggies are angling that their body of work will earn them one of the eight coveted national seeds of the NCAA tournament.
After winning its first two games of the SEC postseason shindig in Hoover, Ala.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M has earned a day off on Friday, after putting itself in excellent position for a shot at a Southeastern Conference tournament title – and perhaps more importantly a national seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Aggies are two-for-two so far in Hoover, Ala., at the SEC tournament, after defeating Alabama on Wednesday and Vanderbilt on Thursday.
Texas A&M's Ryne Birk slides safely into home plate under the tag of Alabama's Will Haynie during the third inning of a game at the Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Texas A&M took steps all season to earn a national seed in the NCAA baseball tournament, and perhaps play host to opponents throughout the postseason in a quest to return to the College World Series for the first time since 2011.
Texas A&M's baseball field, Blue Bell Park. (Brent Zwerneman/Houston Chronicle)
COLLEGE STATION – Many Texas A&M fans typically would have been against sticking a corporate name on one of the campus's two most revered stadiums, but five years ago "Blue Bell Park" had a sweet ring to it, and few objected.
COLLEGE STATION – No. 8 Texas A&M could have used a strong showing at Mississippi this weekend to solidify a national seed – the top eight teams in the NCAA Tournament virtually guaranteed a home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Thanks primarily to Mother Nature, the results are inconclusive.
COLLEGE STATION – South Carolina defeated Texas A&M 8-7 on Sunday, in taking two of three from the third-ranked Aggies at Blue Bell Park. But a number that jumped out to A&M coach Rob Childress that caused the Aggies so much angst over the weekend was also 6-0.
As in A&M committed six errors, South Carolina zero over the three games.
COLLEGE STATION – No. 3 Texas A&M's five-game winning streak came to a sloppy end on Friday night, thanks primarily to four A&M errors in a 9-7 loss to South Carolina in a Southeastern Conference series opener at Olsen Field.
"It's awfully hard to give up nine runs on eight hits," a frustrated A&M coach Rob Childress said.
No. 2 Texas A&M was in danger of losing a precious amount of its momentum gained from a tremendous first 40-or-so games this season, after dropping the first two games of its key Southeastern Conference series at No. 1 LSU this weekend.
The Aggies' bats came through, however, and A&M won the series finale 6-2 on Saturday evening, in a rain-delayed contest in Baton Rouge, La.
Second-ranked Texas A&M appeared poised to even its series with LSU late in Friday night's game with a three-run lead in the seventh. Then the Tigers offered up one more reason why they're ranked one spot ahead of the Aggies – at No. 1.
LSU scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to post a 9-6 comeback victory over A&M in Baton Rouge's Alex Box Stadium.
No. 2 Texas A&M and No. 1 LSU are playing the biggest series of college baseball's regular season, and the opener lived up to the hype. The Tigers edged the Aggies 4-3, with the game-winning hit coming in the bottom of the ninth on a chopper along the third-base line by Danny Zardon.
"Off the bat, I was just hoping it was fair," a smiling Zardon told ESPN, which televised the contest from Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M and Texas will renew their old rivalry in baseball, and it will be the first time among the "big three" sports of football, basketball and baseball the programs will play on their respective campuses.
The Aggies and Longhorns intend to play in College Station in 2016 and in Austin in 2017, the Dallas Morning News first reported Monday, citing A&M coach Rob Childress.
Texas A&M scored a combined five runs in a victory and a loss against Mississippi State on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the Aggies scored nearly twice as many runs on two swings of the bat at Olsen Field.
Nick Banks and Ronnie Gideon each clubbed a grand slam (accounting for eight runs) as A&M whipped the Bulldogs 13-5, and claimed the series 2-1.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M ace Grayson Long entered Friday night's action with 56 strikeouts over 44 innings. He notched four over seven innings in the Aggies' series opener against Mississippi State – but was as effective as ever in A&M's 3-1 victory.
Texas A&M ace Grayson Long after improving to 7-0 following the Aggies' 3-1 victory over Mississippi State.
Chris Andritsos liken it as a "what the heck" sort of attitude.
The Woodlands didn't lock in its spot in the baseball playoffs until last week. The Highlanders were blown out just a few weeks ago in district play and rallied to gain 16-6A's fourth spot. They opened the playoffs against 15-6A champion Klein.
HOUSTON – True freshman Tristan Gray blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a scoreless deadlock and lift the Rice baseball team to a 4-0 victory over visiting Sam Houston State Tuesday evening at Reckling Park.
Gray and his fellow freshman paved the way to Rice's second-straight win.
People often have an irrational desire to use products for which they have paid a lot of money,
or to continue following a plan that has required a great investment. They think that if they
abandon the product or change their approach, they will be throwing money or time away.
Manchester City and baseball side New York Yankees have announced they will create an MLS expansion side called New York City FC. The club will join the league in 2015, when it will become its 20th club. City's owner Sheikh Mansour will be the majority partner of the new team, with the Yankees also actively [.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in the Dominican Republic to play his part in the fight against the evils of baseball. Blatter unveiled a portrait of himself before turning his attention to rounders on steroids, a sport so heinous that he can't even bring himself to utter its name. You see, the sport whose name [.
Ilkay GÃ¼ndogan, Sidney Sam, Mario GÃ¶tze, Gerald Asamoah sind bestens in Deutschland integriert. Daher zeigt die Gang auch, das Integration spielend gelingen kann. Man muss nur wollen und man braucht die richtigen Vorbilder. Zweiteres sollte kein Problem sein, denn die vier kann man sich mit Sicherheit als Vorbild nehmen.
As Americans, we pride ourselves on many things â€“ especially those things which are men's
sport-related. Football? Self-explanatory; we're beast. Basketball? There's not a team one could
put together on the planet that could touch our players. Baseball? We certainly have the
highest-paid, most popular athletes.
After nearly seven seasons of soccer played by the Houston Dynamo, we've started to accumulate
enough data to begin looking at statistical trends. I've never been a big statistics guy myself,
unless we're discussing baseball, simply because applying statistics to a game like soccer is
difficult. Sure it can provide some interesting information, fancy graphs and some data trends, but
it's very difficult to make broader term assumptions about the game or teams because the sport is
in such an ever changing state.
We're deeply entrenched in the few weeks when "superclubs" either go to Asia or America and take
part in a few friendlies to promote themselves as global "brands." Tomorrow, world class football
will be played in the new Yankee Stadium, as Chelsea and Paris St-Germain face off.
Jeder Sportinteressierte schaut sich sicher gerne um, was es auf dem deutschen Markt fÃ¼r Angebote in Sachen des Sportes gibt. Schnell werden Sie feststellen, dass neben Tennis, FuÃŸball und Schwimmen auch Baseball in Deutschland angeboten wird. Bereits seit 1984 gibt es Baseball in Deutschland, denn in diesem Jahr wurde die Liga des Baseballs gegrÃ¼ndet.
Football has replay. Hockey has replay. Basketball has replay. Even BASEBALL has replay. Now, one league in the world's game has caught up to BASEBALL, kinda. EPL has crossed their E and dotted their L on contracts to implement goal-line technology, hopefully beginning to fix an issue that occurs, like, once every 400 club matches (and twice every World Cup).
Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has passed awayat the age of 88.Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis in the movie, "A League of Their Own".
"I know what it's like for your dream to come true, mine did," the Los Angeles-born Paire-Davis told the Associated Press in 1995, when she was 70.
Basically, I am the Billy Beane of MLS. Except I don't actually work for MLS or a team. Last year, upon seeing the movie Moneyball - which, by the way, I found to be a film as dull as baseball itself - I thought that something like Moneyball (the philosophy, not the movie) would be interesting when applied to the meager finances of MLS.
Are salary caps and contract trades in football the way of the future?
By Cameron Wolfe
I read an article years ago which compared football transfers with transfers in North American
sports ( NFL, NHL, baseball etc) and in which the question was posed: Would an alternative transfer
approach work here in football?
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2012) US Soccer Players â€“ The insistence on building
and keeping a core group of players in professional sports is something we see repeated across
North American professional sports. In the National Football League, applying a franchise tag to a
quarterback is almost a requirement.
When he is not going AWOL or petulantly anchoring his buttocks to the bench, Manchester City
forward Carlos Tevez is known for carrying a club or two in his career. Yesterday, he took that
dustyÂ accoladeÂ to its literal end: carrying a set of golf clubs for hisÂ professionalÂ golfer pal