Nice article in the Dispatch today in advance of the Buckeyes' Big Ten conference opening series vs. Penn State this weekend at "the Bill." They also had an extremely short preview of the series.
I wish I could make it out to Bill Davis Stadium this weekend. I miss being around baseball the way I was when I worked at Ohio State and with the Texas Rangers. It was one year ago today that I started with the club and instead of celebrating my anniversary with them, I'm about to complete my sixth month of unemployment after they reorganized the communications department three days after last season. Obviously, I'm still a little bitter, but I should be able to talk about my future employment opportunities early next week.
Back to baseball. The Ohio State release was packed with good information as usual and listed the following starters for each team:
G1: RHP Jake Hale vs. RHP Seth Whitehill
G2: LHP Dan DeLucia vs. RHP Mike Wanamaker
G3: RHP Dean Wolosiansky vs. LHP Mike Lorentson
G4: LHP J.B. Shuck vs. RHP Ryan Stobart
I like our starters and welcome Dean Wolosiansky into the mix. I've never been much of a fan of Penn State baseball. They like to run their mouths. Of course, they did take the first three games of the series last year, before the Buckeyes won on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State also beat them in the tourney on its way to the eighth conference tournament championship under Bob Todd.
If you can't make it out to the ballpark this weekend and you are fortunate enough to get the Big Ten Network, you can watch the first three games of the series. If not, you'll have to follow the action at ohiostatebuckeyes.com. In addition to Gamewatcher, conference play marks the return of radio for the Buckeyes. Audio is available on the official Ohio State web site with a subscription. If you are in Columbus, AM 920 WMNI has the action. OhioStateSports.net offers an alternative and free broadcast for some Ohio State baseball games.
I can't wait for the pusuit of a championship to commence. Go Bucks!