Illinois Baseball gearing up for the Orange and Blue series next week

I stopped by Illinois Field today after work and there was a noticeable difference.  The Illinois baseball players were dressed up in their numbered jerseys.  Not only that, they were already divided up in the Oranges and the Blues, gearing up for next week’s Orange and Blue World Series.  It’s good to see the boys […]

Illinois Baseball: Photos from a hot Wednesday practice

It was a bright, hot, 96-degree afternoon on Wednesday when the Illini baseball team when out to Illinois Field to practice.  It was my first chance to see the new 2013-14 squad in action.  There were some changes, of course.  New haircuts, new signage at the park, and yes, some new faces.  Pitchers (like Ronnie […]

Photos of Day 2 of Illini baseball Fall practice

Thomas Lindauer gets a handle on the ball before tossing it to first base during fielding practice The Illini baseball team got out to Illinois Field today for Day 2 of Fall Practice. After work, I got out to the park and snapped a few shots. There were lots of familiar faces (some with new […]

Schedule for fall practice and Orange and Blue Series officially announced

Today was the first day of fall practice for the 2012-13 University of Illinois  baseball team.  For those interested, FightingIllini.com has posted the schedule for the off-season practice as well as the annual Orange and Blue World Series at Illinois Field. Coach Hartleb found time to do a pre-practice interview (above) as did starter Kevin […]

Fall Schedule set and wow, is Miguel Hermosillo really that good??

Today was the first day of fall classes at the University of Illinois.  Anyone on campus has already noticed the extra hustle and bustle.  I want to wish the Illinois baseball players a successful semester.  Study hard and have fun (but not too much fun!) The Illini baseball schedule for the fall has been set.  […]

Orange and Blue World Series is in full swing

Illini freshman David Kerian rounds third base for the Blue team I’ve spent the last two afternoons at the ballpark and it’s a joy to see an Illinois  baseball game even if it’s just a scrimmage among the team. It’s nice to see the new guys… the freshmen and transfers who will help the team […]

Illini posts practice times, dates for Orange and Blue World Series.

Practice at Illinois Field has, of course, been going on for a few weeks now but fightingillini.com has posted a schedule of practice times for anyone who wants to stop by and watch the boys play. The schedule includes the the official dates for the Orange and Blue World Series games. Mon., Oct. 3 – […]

Fall practice continues at Illinois Field

I always say this at time of year but it’s nice to watch Illini baseball even if it’s only practice.  The last couple days, I stopped by Illinois Field to watch the team of 2012 go through their drills.  No they may not be playing a game but it’s still live baseball to me. I […]

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 […]

Game 2 of Illini’s Orange and Blue World Series

It was nice and warm Sunday October afternoon for Game Two of University of Illinois’ Orange and Blue World Series.  There was just enough breeze to make things interesting. Yesterday, it was a good crowd in the stands because of the home football game.  Even so, they managed to get a fair crowd out there […]