Baseball in January is always a welcome thing (even if it’s practice)

Kelly Norris Jones rounds the paths Yes, baseball in January. On Tuesday, I got word that the Illinois Baseball team was practicing at Illinois Field so I grabbed the Canon and got out to shoot some photos.   Two hurlers that the Illini will depend on in the 2012 season:  Kevin Johnson and Nick Chmielewski […]

Illini baseball begins practice

Hard core big league fans look forward to when pitchers and catchers report to spring training.  I guess the closest that college baseball has is when players begin full team practice… and that happened for the first time yesterday. Players and coaches convened at the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility (complete with the identical Field Turf […]

Photos of Wednesday’s Practice: My first visit to Illinois Field this year

Today was my first trip out to Illinois Field.  The second I stepped outside the building I work, I heard the ping of the bats (yes, I work that close).  I walked across the cemetery that separated me from the field and voila!, I was there. It’s been a good four months since I’ve been […]