Photos of Road Trip to Indy to see Shawn Roof

Last night, I went with friends (thanks to all of you, I know you’ll read this) to see the Triple-A  Indianapolis Indians-Toledo Mudhens game.  A baseball game is always fun but when former Illini Shawn Roof is the starting thirdbaseman for one of the teams, it makes it awesome.  So it was. Let’s get this […]

Yay! I’m going on a road trip to Indy to see Shawn Roof

As you may know, Shawn Roof is now playing for the AAA Toledo Mudhens and tonight and tomorrow night, he’s playing in Indianapolis.  This is as close as he’s gotten to Urbana in his minor league career.  Here’s my chance to see him in action.  So with the help of some friends, I’m heading to […]

Practice commences and Roof coming to Indy

It’s a busy week on campus.  All the University students are back and finding their way to their new classes.  Good luck to the players this semester.  I don’t need to remind them how important their studies are.  To their credit, Coach Hartleb and the rest of the coaching staff do a pretty good job […]

MiLB moves: Roof goes down, Eymann goes up

I just got back in to town from a well-deserved and very-much-enjoyed two week vacation.  Our family spent most of it in Wyoming.  I was a hop, skip and a jump away from Casper which made me think of Dom Altobelli who did a short stint with the single-A Ghosts last year. Speaking of short […]

Roof moves up to AAA ball, 2-4 in debut for Mudhens

There’s good news coming from former Illini shortstop Shawn Roof.  He’s now playing AAA baseball.  The Tigers’ affiliate Toledo Mudhens now have Shawn on the team and given his performance in his first game, they might be happy they do.  He went 2 for 4 in his AAA debut!  Nice going, Shawn! In case anyone […]

Illini end season with 16-6 loss to Indiana

Today, Illinois closed out the 2010 season with a 16-6 loss against Indiana.  It was a classic Hoosier victory with sixteen runs and seventeen hits (although only one homerun).  Senior Kevin Manson took the loss.  Indiana knocked Manson around pretty well.   They scored six runs (five earned) in three innings.  This evens Manson’s record at […]

Timely hitting, defense keys 10-8 win over Penn State

Aaron Johnson slides in to score in Illinois’ big six-run first inning When I woke up today, I wasn’t sure we weren’t going to have a ballgame.  It was raining and I heard thunder every so often.  Thankfully, the clouds parted by about 2pm and we had about the most beautiful day possible for baseball.  […]

Illinois baseball goes on Spring Break

It’s Spring Break next week.  While most students here will be going on vacation and having fun, the Illini baseball team will be heading to West Haven, Florida, what used to be the spring training home of the Cleveland Indians.  West Haven’s Chain of Lakes will be put to good use next week as Illinois […]

As promised, some baseball photos from 2006

A couple days ago, I posted some photos from 2005 that I had not seen for a long while.  As promised, here are some from 2006 I also ran across. Again, these photos are not the best quality but definitely valuable from an archive perspective.  Enjoy.   Shawn Roof at bat against the Hawkeyes (4/22/06) […]

2005 photos of Illini baseball

I ran across some old photographs on my system that not been previously posted.  By old I mean 2005, before I started blogging about the team.  To put this into historical context, this was the year that Illinois won the Big Ten Championship.  It was also Coach Itch Jones’ last year. These photos actually have […]