On Deck Circle

Seems like a long time ago, sweltering in the 90-degree heat at Jim Patterson Field, hanging on every pitch as the U of L baseball team literally clobbered its way into the NCAA’s College World Series last season. Brought back a lot of memories, going bonkers over the outcome of baseball games.

Current temperatures are currently hovering in the low teens but the Cards are well into preparations for a new season. Opening pitch will delivered on February 22 in a three-game series at home against Cleveland State.

The Cards will host their Leadoff Dinner at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each, by calling 852-2015.

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Yankees vs. Bulls — Former U of L coach Lelo Prado will lead his South Florida baseball team against the New York Yankees on February 28 at Legends Field in Tampa, according to the College Baseball Blog. Exhibition game, of course.

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Back To Normal? — Jeremy Hazell, who couldn’t miss any of his 30- to 35-foot bombs and wound up with 29 points against U of L, hit three of four threes and managed nine points (thanks Mike) against Providence last night in Seton Hall’s 88-75 win. Anybody looking forward to seeing Hazell in Freedom Hall next season … or maybe the Big East tournament? How about the next three years?

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  • January 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm
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    Hazell only took 4 shots against the Friars, but they were all 3’s and he sunk 3 of the 4 for 9 points. Jeremy Hazell’s hot hand against the Cards was no fluke, this kid can shoot the rock and he seems to be finding his stroke. Over SHU’s last 3 games, Hazell is 16-29 (55.2%) from beyond the arc. He’s a freshman and he’s the 2nd best 3 point shooter on the team to senior Jamar Nutter. That, along with his recent success is pretty impressive. This kid could become one of the nation’s elite 3 point shooters over the next few years.

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