Looking for its first series win of the season, the Stanford baseball team (5-7) hosts the upstart Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) for a three-game set this weekend at Sunken Diamond. Stanford has dropped each of its three series this season in a brutal early-season non-conference schedule that has seen it face No. 19 Rice, No. 18 Texas and No. 4 Vanderbilt.
It’s safe to say that No. 25 Stanford baseball and head coach Mark Marquess missed Mark Appel ’13 in the team’s opening series against No. 15 Rice.
For this year’s Stanford baseball team, Valentine’s Day will be more than just a day of romance; it will be a day of rejuvenation, of a clean slate and of the chance to make a statement at the beginning of a long campaign.
In a year of great sports moments for Stanford athletes, Jason Collins’ announcement in April 2013 regarding his sexual orientation was tremendously courageous. One can only hope that Collins’ announcement leads to greater acceptance and tolerance of LGBT rights in the sports world.
There are many great people involved with Stanford Athletics, and The Daily Sports Staff interacts with a large percentage of them. In honor of the top-10 issue, the following is a list of The Daily Sports Staff’s top 10 favorite people to interview.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the NL West. If I recall correctly, this happy moment occurred shortly after I sent in my column last week, but even though I may be a week late in today’s hectic news cycle, I am unrepentant.
The month of July is about as bad as it gets in the world of sports, especially when your favorite baseball team is seven and a half games out of first place in the division while probably outperforming expectations. About the only thing that could save this time of year is the MLB All-Star Game, but that too is a disappointment.