Tuesday, June 27, 2006

National Champs!

OMG. I can't belive it. I'm over in Europe and the Beavs win the CWS back home. Thank god for TiVo and being able to schedule recordings online. NATIONAL CHAMPS! I almost can't believe it. (Did I say that already...)

I can't wait to watch those games when I get back! Great job Beavs!!!



Sunday, June 11, 2006

Corvallis Super Regional Blog

Check this out. It's pretty good. Someone from Corvallis (Lindsay Schnell) is blogging the regional for CSTV. They post updates during the game and have feature articles.

CSTV.com: #1 in College Sports

Beavers cluster on Flickr

More Flickr! Here's a cool new (or new to me) feature of Flickr. You can get a "cluster" of pictures tagged with beavers. Lots of OSU Beavers in there...

Flickr: Photos tagged with beavers

One more win against the Trees! Go Beavs!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's Super Regional time!

This first game is a big one. The Beavs need to establish the tone early and get this first win. The depth of their pitching staff is the key, I think they win a 3 game series with Stanford 9 times out of 10. But I want to see the Beavs win two and get ready for the CWS. Get ready to win some games in Omaha.

Here is what ESPN has to say about the matchup:

Oregon State hosts Stanford

And some interesting news is that Matt Moore might be interested in playing baseball for the Beavs nex season. He was drafted in the 22nd round out of high school and could be an interesting option for the Beavs.

If NFL doesn’t call, there’s always MLB | PortlandTribune.com

Local McMinnville story about Joe Patterson:

Paterson having time of life at Oregon State

And finally, the coolest thing about this post is that I'm doing it on I-5 while riding up to Portland. I'm testing out this Sprint Air Card thing for my laptop and it's pretty cool. Through any decent sized city you get like cable modem speeds! Amazing! It works through the cell phone network so that's pretty much anywhere. So far no gliches other than a few cell phone dead spots where things get slow. If you're on the road a lot or in someplace without broadband, this thing may be for you.

Go Beavs!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Beavers and soccer

With the World Cup starting today, I thought I'd link to a blog of one of my buddies. He lists the best soccer players to come out of Corvallis. Of course many played at OSU.

Corvallis Soccer Blog - Hey, I Know That Guy!

I'll be travelling over there to see what the World Cup fever is like and catch at least one game. So if there's a lot of dead time around the CWS, it's because I'm not in the states...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Articles about the Beavers from around the country

With the baseball draft wrapped up, it's always cool to see how the local papers feature each player from both their hometown and new MLB team perspective.

Dallas Buck

D-Backs take Missouri ace with top pick

Oregon State right-hander Dallas Buck, their third-round pick, was 11-2 but drew concern from some corners about a loss of velocity and a tender forearm. Opponents hit only .203 against him this season, and in 2005 he was 12-1 with a 2.09 ERA, leading the Pac-10 in innings and ERA as the Beavers made the College World Series.

“He had a terrific year pitching with some pain,’’ Rizzo said. “Scouting is not all about radar runs. He wins games. He gets people out. He’s a warrior. He’s the kind of a guy we like in our system.’’

Tyler Graham

Great Falls Tribune - www.greatfallstribune.com - Great Falls, MT

Giants draft Graham

Graham is nearly 100 percent now, though, and enters the weekend hitting .287 with 14 RBIs. He is 8-for-8 on steal attempts this year.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What I might be doing this weekend...

Since I missed out on tickets yesterday I may be having to get creative to watch the Beavs in the Super Regional. I still have one more shot tommorrow since there are some tix being released from Stanford. But barring that, I'm gonna have to get creative.

Oregon State Daily Barometer Online - Some baseball fans find creative ways to watch

Day 2 of the MLB draft: 5 more Beavs

Today five more Beavers were drafted by major league baseball teams.

Five More OSU Players Picked On Day Two Of MLB Draft - Official Site of Oregon State Athletics

Here's the list:

Round 19, #566: Tyler Graham, San Francisco Giants
Round 19, #584: Chris Kunda, New York Yankees
Round 28, #837: Shea McFeely, Arizona Diamondbacks (Same place as Dallas Buck)
Round 41, #1246: Mitch Canham, St. Louis Cardinals
Round 48, #1435: Jon Koller, New York Mets

Wow. That's a lot of players. My guess is that Canham stays. He could have a breakout type year next year and get drafted on the first day perhaps.

Good luck to all of the drafted Beavs!

On a different note, Mike Parker is blogging. It may not be a full "blog" but it's close. Check it out here:

Behind the Mike

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Major League Baseball 2006 Draft - Oregon State Beavers

Through 17 rounds in the MLB draft.

Major League Baseball : Events : 2006 Draft

Here's the Beavers who have been drafted so far:

Round 3, #86: Dallas Buck, Arizona Diamondbacks
Round 3, #92: Cole Gillespie, Milwaukee Brewers
Round 5, #160: Kevin Gunderson, Atlanta Braves
Round 7, #202: Jonah Nickerson, Detroit Tigers

Not sure about our incoming freshman yet, the draft tracker sure is hard to navigate...

Oh well, there goes the big three. We now need a new generation of stud pitchers to come in and help dominate the pac-10! The good news is that it's less likely that a junior hitter drafted now will go pro (Canham, Sanchi, Lissman, etc).

Beavs to host Super regional...Bring on the Cardinal!

Another great regional for the Beaver baseball team. It mirrored last season in many ways. A tough first game with last inning heroics. Then a pretty easy rest of the way.

Hopefully the super regional is a nice 2 game sweep and back to the CWS!

Tickets go on sale this morning at 8:30!

Go Beavs!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Beavs lose a tough game to Wildcats

Ah man. Great comeback, but being the visiting team just made it too tough to win. The worst is that the Beaver Online video went out in about the 7th inning after the restart. I was able to listen to the end on the radio, but there was a ton of static.

The Beavs looked a little nervous, but I think that the nerves will be gone for game two. Hopefully they can pull out a win. Someone has to break the CWS jinx!

No. 7 Softball Drops 3-2 Extra Inning Heartbreaker To No. 2 Arizona In Women's College World Series - Official Site of Oregon State Athletics

OSU Softball Starts the Women's College World Series Today

The Beaver softball is on a mission this year. That comeback against Cal was awesome. I came back from the memorial day and had all kinds of good Beaver news! Beavs finally break through to the Softball CWS and the baseball team is hosting another regional!

The game is televised this morning so get those TiVos going!

Cambria Miranda And Brianne McGowan Earn Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Honors

Making its inaugural appearance in the NCAA Women’s College World Series, No. 7 seeded Oregon State will face No. 2 seeded Arizona in Thursday’s first round contest. Game-time is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT and will be televised on ESPN2.

Softball Women's College World Series Press Conference Quotes - Official Site of Oregon State Athletics

Reser Stadium - The Glowing Football Sculpture

For those who haven't seen the new Reser stadium sculpture since last football season, here's a photo I found on Flickr. This is how it looks at night (without the Reser lights on).

Reser Stadium - Football Glow on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Also, for those interested, here's some of the negative feedback about the sculpture.
The first published editorial on the new face of the football sculpture in front of OSU

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