Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Couple Tuesday Quick Hitters

Getting back on track soon, but for now, here's a couple of tidbits to hold you over:

  • One plus of the SEC-TV Merger is that now the coverage of SEC Baseball has about doubled. 46 games this year (up from 18 last year), including 5 Auburn games (vs Carolina 3/27; @ UA on 4/3; vs LSU 4/9 and 4/10; and @Vandy 4/18). The wording also enables outside broadcasts to pick up the games (meaning a couple of random CSS games, though unlikely, could happen). You can check out the full schedule here.
  • Hunter Morris gets some love being named a Preseason All American.
  • Up I-85, Coaching Legend Q V Lowe picked up his 900th win at AUM and his 1,000th career win. A huge deal, because as long as AUM has had a baseball team, they've had Q V Lowe to lead them. Lowe is both a legend at Auburn-Montgomery (where he's built the Senators into a NAIA power) but also an Auburn baseball legend. Lowe took Auburn to the 1967 College World Series as a Senior for the Tigers and holds two Tiger records: Best Career ERA (1.69) and Most Complete Games in a season (10 in his senior year). Reread that, Lowe pitched 10 complete games.
  • I've yet to see it myself, but rumor has it that Plainsman Park is undergoing some minor changes with padding being put up along the K-Corner Wall (which will affect the K Corner Magnets) all the way down the outfield wall and along the Green Monster. Also going up (according to Coach Palowski at a team banquet) will be four numbers (but those have yet to be revealed)
  • Remember the Strike Out Cancer 5K and Fan Day is Saturday.
  • Tomorrow night before the Men's Basketball Game against Georgia, the Baseball team will be in Beard Eaves signing Autographs.

Also two of my favorite things collided when Auburn turned up on one of favorite blogs, Mental Floss, when they talked about 14 Quirky College Donations (With Strings Attached):

When Miss Eleanor Elizabeth Ritchey, granddaughter of the founder of the Quaker State Oil Refining Company, died in 1968, she left Auburn University a generous gift of $2.5 million. She also gave the school something a bit more unusual: the responsibility for 150 dogs. Ritchey, who owned a ranch in Florida and loved to adopt homeless dogs, made the large cash donation contingent on the school finding good homes for all 150 of her dogs. The cash was then earmarked for veterinary research.

Finally, and hopefully a new feature. Your Sig of the Week. I post on a ton of messageboards and everyone is always looking for unique signatures to use. So I figured, I'd make a couple, post them here and share the wealth. To start off we'll get a two-fer:

A quick note on these. PLEASE DON'T HOT LINK THESE IMAGES. I don't want Photobucket suspending my account. Just right click and download and then upload to your preferred file hoster.

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