This weekend Kentucky will celebrate 50 years of baseball at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The three-game series against Miss. State will honor the past before the Bat Cats propel into the future with a new $49 million stadium.
If the exciting action on the diamond isn’t enough to get you to The Cliff, UK Athletics has a few more reasons why you should be there for the stadium’s final weekend. Before tonight’s first pitch at 7:30, UK will hold Senior Day ceremonies and distribute a print that honors the stadium’s history. Tomorrow at 4:30 the 1988 team will throw out the first pitch. After the final game Sunday, fans will receive a ball to throw out the “last pitch” at the stadium.
To prepare for the historic weekend of UK Baseball, Coach Keith Madison and Trey Huntsman hung out with Nick Mingione in the dugout at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Let the nostalgia of The KSR Baseball Podcast fill your ears before you fill the stands at The Cliff one final time.
Ryan’s Getting Hair
It’s the first day of the rest of Ryan Lemond’s life. Woo will be there when KSR’s resident sidekick transforms the top of his head.
— Amanda Lemond (@mandylemond) May 11, 2018
While Ryan and Woo are in Louisville, Drew and Matt will be in Winchester for today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.
Antoine has a Top Five
The No. 1 shooting guard in America has trimmed his finalists to five and the Cats made the cut. Bryan Antoine announced on Twitter he will choose between Florida, Villanova, Kansas, Duke and Kentucky. Right now the Blue Devils are the perceived favorites, but you can’t count Cal out after the last month.
Poor Mrs. Tyler Thompson. Her beloved Nashville Predators had a chance to advance to the conference finals. Instead, they got pumped in game seven, falling to Winnipeg 5-1. I can’t feel too bad for her though, because today she leaves for the beach. Beach > Preds.
Initiate “Kawhi to the Lakers”
And if Kawhi goes to L.A., does LeBron James follow?
It's been just over two weeks since the Spurs were eliminated. Kawhi Leonard wasn't able to attend a single playoff game.
Tonight, he caught a Dodgers game in LA. This will definitely be your Laker fan-friend's new favorite video.
— The Ringer (@ringer) May 11, 2018
It’s incredibly fulfilling to see a loved one’s hard work pay off. That happened last night when the movie “75” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. After working in a variety of low-budget independent films and commercials, Corum Sanford is on the precipice of “making it.”
Corum and I first played basketball together when we were ten. Now he plays a heroin drug dealer in a movie that shines a different light on the epidemic that plagues our region. Set in Cincinnati, the film is not for the faint of heart. Early reports from Cannes said there wasn’t a dry in the theater after the first 15 minutes. If you watch the trailer, you’ll understand why. Just be prepared for an intense, graphic two minutes.
Congrats C! Just don’t forget the little people when you become a movie star.