Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Top of the Sixth

“As a celebration of the magic of movies involving baseball, at least one scene from a different film will be posted each day for the next nine days…”
—From “Top of the First” March 28th

For twenty four Major League Baseball teams, today serves as Opening Day for the 2013 season. Despite the fact there will be 161 more games to follow, every team wants to start off the right way. A first game victory sets a good tone for the second game and so on and so forth. Winners always want to win and understand that it all begins with a great first pitch. The team that is on defense during the top of the first never wants to get behind early.

For some baseball teams though, bad karma can’t ever be broken. The following clip is not from a movie. However, I think most would agree the video below is a “pitch” perfect representation of the opening day for a particular organization.

The New York Mets host the San Diego Padres this afternoon.

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Expect Bobcat Sightings in Pittsburgh

Quinnipiac is in the Frozen Four!

And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on March 31st, the Quinnipiac University Men’s Hockey team dominated Union (N.Y.) 5-1 to qualify, for the first time in school history, for the Frozen Four. The final destination for the 2012-2013 campaign will be The Steel City. Entering the tournament as the number one overall seed, the Bobcats have met the high expectations thus far. Writing as a QU alum, it is somewhat surreal to watch the men in gold and navy perform with such excellence on national television. April 11th is their semifinal match-up versus St. Cloud State with a spot in the national championship on the line.

Making the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays has occurred before for a Quinnipiac athlete, like when one of its outfielders made an acrobatic over-the-fence catch about five years ago. A spectacular play this past weekend gave “the Q” yet another prized highlight for the prestigious list. How about #4!

Track Stars on the Rise

Watching Usain Bolt run during the past two Summer Olympic Games has been a once (well, twice) in a lifetime experience. He has the perfect physique for a dominating sprinter: long legs, a slim frame and an explosion out of the blocks that is world-class in itself. Not to mention, he has a blistering middle and ending kick!

But alas, he now has two challengers that will make him a little nervous come next race…and they hail from Europe.

Although, I’d bet Usain isn’t going to worry about any newly discovered running adversaries mentioned to him today…

P.S. God Bless ‘Em!

Bottom of the Fifth

“As a celebration of the magic of movies involving baseball, at least one scene from a different film will be posted each day for the next nine days…”
—From “Top of the First” March 28th

For all of the fans who will make their way to stadiums to support their team, hopefully they will be filled with lots of enjoyment. While today is a work day, that doesn’t mean that people won’t find a way to get to the ballpark. Below is a short clip of the happiness that comes with watching a baseball game on a sunny afternoon in the one and only Wrigley Field.

And remember: Save Ferris!