As baseball fans from around the nation and, indeed, the world, trickle into the Valley of the Sauna for the All-Star festivities, we thought this would be a fine time to shout out a few lists. Jennie Finch could really bring it! We've literally been on hand since the first pitch (by righ ... More >>
thesundevils.comIn a flash, the dream is over. A mere 36 hours after the first pitch was thrown, the Sun Devils are done after getting embarrassed 11-4 by South Carolina. Two games and out. Elimination from the 2010 College World Series. Poof. Good luck next season.
thesundevils.cstv.comThe Arizona State baseball team is on a mission for title number six as they play in their opening College World Series game on Sunday. The program's last NCAA title was in 1981 and has won five overall (1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981). In Tempe, however, it feels a lot ... More >>
thesundevils.cstv.com/.../recaps/040209aaa.htmlAs the Arizona State baseball team keeps rolling along with all eyes on the prize in Omaha, 10 Sun Devils now have a future in the sport after college. As expected, junior Seth Blair, the 2010 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, was the firs ... More >>
Though we really do miss fired ASU head baseball coach Pat Murphy, we think it's about time that the iffy-powers-that-be at the Tempe school finally are about to drop the title 'interim' from coach Tim Esmay's title. Esmay (smiling man in photo) has led the Sun Devils to the number-one nat ... More >>
Gotta love the major-league baseball debut last night of onetime ASU All-American first baseman and pitcher Ike Davis.Called up just hours earlier from Triple-A Buffalo, the 23-year-old Davis looped a single to right in his first big-league at bat, and then collected another hit in the New York M ... More >>
Valley's best sports team continues its stellar season
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? Since December of last year, we Day Drinking gal pals have covered 14 drinking establishments catering to those enjoying a libation or two in the morning hours. From dive bars to sports bars to casual neighborhood watering ho ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? "I used to like St. Patrick's Day, back in the '90's." That's what Ron, the morning barkeep at Pat Murphy's, tells my day-drinking gal-pal Ronda and I when we pop in for pre-St. Patrick's Day brews at Pat Murphy's. R ... More >>
ASU Baseballs new season opens with more questions than answers
We appreciated former Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy before the school controversially dismissed him a few months ago, after the 51-year-old had been chosen as the Pac-10's Coach of the Year for the third straight season. Murph (the burly fellow in the photo) alway ... More >>
A Valley high school teacher is on leave after taking several students to Hooters. The teacher, Mary Segall, is the choir director at Paradise Valley High School. She took about 40 students to lunch at Hooters last week after a choir performance at the Arizona Center, saying it was the only eater ... More >>
Word from ASU today that its longtime head baseball coach Pat Murphy has resigned is a mind-blower on every level. The immediate explanation? None. We haven't been able to contact one of our favorite coaches yet, though we suspect that Murph will call back at some poi ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating after someone painted "Kill Obama" in purple spray paint across a pair of political signs in Cave Creek. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the Secret Service has been contacted, and asks anyone with information to contact his office...Arizon ... More >>
Things looked mighty bleak midway through Arizona State's baseball game against North Carolina yesterday afternoon. Then, down 4-0 in an elimination game at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, the Sun Devils loaded the bases for previously unsung outfielder Kole Calhoun. Calhoun deposited a pitch i ... More >>
Pat Murphy: Amazing coach. Relationship counselor? Not so much.
By Paul Rubin We were sad to learn about the death a few days ago of Bob Eger, a veteran local sportswriter and author who was known to everyone he worked with and wrote about as a consummate professional and genuine nice guy. Egs, as his pals called him, covered ASU sports forever, it seemed--act ... More >>
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