Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Go West Young Men

I love twitter. I really do. It’s the best way I can interact with readers of the blog and get information I otherwise wouldn’t come across. Sometimes it leads to nuggets like this.



After a couple of emails back and forth with the Wildcat ticket office, I got a bit of confirmation. A word of warning though, this is not official because everything is still about half a year away, but the University of Arizona has Auburn tentatively scheduled to go to Tucson on February 24th-26th. Granted this could fall through but here’s hoping it sticks. Then the only question that remains is: Just where in Tucson will the Tigers play?

The Arizona Wildcats are looking to move some or their entire slate of games for the 2012 season to Hi-Corbett Field in Tuscon.

The Wildcats have played their home games on campus at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium since 1967 where they drew about 1k fans per game during the 2011 season.

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After spending a number of months evaluating the possibility we have not made any final decisions, however we still believe that baseball at Hi-Corbett is worth seriously considering. We will do our best to provide more information as we continue with our exploration of this possibility.



Playing in what essentially is a minor league stadium at Hi Corbett makes the deal even sweeter, in my opinion.



The Wildcats will have a stout club in 2012. Coming off a 39-21 season in 2011, an NCAA Regional appearance (and one win away from a Super Regional), and featuring a couple of Cape Cod All-Stars in All Pac 10 OF Joey Rickard and Pitcher Konner Wade.



It might be worth making the trip to the high desert for that one. Be sure to leave your comments, send me a mention on Twitter (@AUPPL) or, as always, email me (PlainsmanParkingLot@Gmail.com)

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