Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Journals and Baseball

I've been thinking about starting a blog for months. It seems like a good way for family and friends to keep up with what is happening at Twisty Lane. It also seems like a good way to keep a diary or journal. Remember those little books that came with a lock and a key? Every little girl had one. I think I had a pink book and I don't remember writing anything in it! A diary online. What next?

It is college baseball season. In fact, it is the road to Omaha time and the College World Series. We are big college baseball fans and follow the Rice University Owls. Rice University is a beautiful place. It is a three mile walk around the entire campus ... beautiful live oak trees the whole walk. Rice is a small university with an undergraduate and graduate population of a little under 5,000. Rice baseball is coached by Wayne Graham. Under Coach Graham the Owls have won conference championships 13 years in a row (1996-2008), appeared in the NCAA regionals 14 times (counting this year), super regionals 8 times (also counting this year) and have appeared in the College World Series 6 times winning and becoming national champions in 2003. Home for the baseball Owls is Reckling Park, a beautiful, pitcher friendly facility that overlooks the Texas Medical Center. Last weekend the Owls won their regional and this weekend will host Texas A&M in the super regional. There are three former Owls on the hometown Houston Astros: left handed pitcher Tim Byrdak, outfielder Jose Cruz Jr., and first baseman Lance Berkman who was the National League player of the month for May. GO OWLS!

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