Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
You might have noticed that Spectator looks different today than it did yesterday. This isn’t just a redesign—it’s a totally new Spectator, and we’re pretty excited about it. None of it would have been possible without our dedicated online editors, Doug Bienstock and Isaac White, who worked tirelessly over the past few months to build and design the site.
There’s also news today:
Read this: WTF Columbia has resulted in its first fix: email notifications when your Lerner mailbox is full.
Know this: The baseball team is playing two teams it should beat this weekend.
Here’s more: Barnard is getting its very own governing board.
We know, many of you came here looking for Spec’s new website! Our fearless online team ran into some last-minute technical hurdles, so we’ve had to hold off on showing you the new site for just a little longer. Never fear—we’ll have #NewSpec up and running in no time. Here’s some news to hold you over in the interim.
Read this: Barnard plans to have a full-scale launch of its new campus mobile app today.
Know This: Q club is attaching gender-neutral proclamations to all unisex bathrooms on Barnard’s campus.
Even More: Baseball rides a winning streak to face off against Manhattan this week.
With the Light Blue baseball team poised to begin its season this weekend against Lamar University in Texas, two of the baseball beat writers—Myles Simmons and Eli Schultz—sat down to discuss the prospects of this year’s team.
Watch the video above to hear sound bites from their interview with head coach Brett Boretti and see clips from one of the Lions’ recent practices.
For an in-depth look at this year’s team, pick up a copy of the Baseball Supplement or read it online.
Today marks the start of a new month, Caffeine Awareness Month. As I’m sure most of you will agree, this hits entirely too close to home. As the weeks go by, my coffeemaker threatens more and more to leave me. Or maybe that’s just me. If you’re worried about your caffeine addiction, there’s a Caffeine Risk Test for that.
All addictions aside, go ahead and check out these fantastic articles while you drink your first (or fifth) cup of coffee:
Read this: Mehr Ansari’s writes a poignant piece about the loss of her mother and enduring grief.
Know this: On Thursday, Faculty House workers voted to authorize a strike. This decision was fueled by the impending end of workers’ contracts and health insurance on March 31.
Here’s more: It’s here, what you’ve been waiting for… It’s Columbia Spectator’s Baseball Supplement. Included inside the supplement is a season preview, interviews, and a look into past baseball seasons.
Columbia outfielder Dario Pizzano was selected by the Seattle Mariners in MLB’s amateur draft this evening in the 15th round, 461st overall.
Pizzano was recently named Ivy Player of the Year following his junior season in which he anchored the Lions’ offense with a .360 average, 16 doubles, 36 RBIs, and 31 walks. He also tied Gene Larkin on Columbia’s all-time home run list with 25 home runs.
If Pizzano were to sign with the Mariners, the Light Blue would surely miss its two-time team MVP. He was slated to play in the elite Cape Cod League this summer.
As any New York sports fan already knows, Mets pitcher Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in team history Friday night, breaking a streak of 8,020 games for a franchise often characterized by its celebrated hurlers. The shutdown performance would have been for naught, though, without a spectacular catch by former Lion and Queens native Mike Baxter in the 7th inning that kept a zero in the Cardinals hit column.
Baxter sacrificed his body running full speed into the wall just after the line drive fell into his mitt, injuring his shoulder in the process, but still managed to hold onto the ball as he fell to his back in pain, surely earning a place among the heroic catches in Mets history. Baxter joined the Mets major-league roster last August after being claimed off waivers, and has placed a key role so far this season with left-fielder Jason Bay on the disabled list. He played for Columbia his freshman year before transferring to Vanderbilt. More »
The Lions closed out their season with a bang, taking three out of four games from the Penn Quakers to finish with a 21-24 overall record and a 12-8 record in Ivy play. Despite having the fourth-best record of all eight Ivy teams, the Lions finished in third place in the Lou Gehrig division, behind Cornell and Princeton.
It was a good season for the Lions, overall, as they finished with 20-plus wins for the third time in the last five seasons. Of course, the team would have preferred to be playing next weekend in the Ivy League Championship Series, but with so few Ivy contests, each one is so important to determining the eventual division winners. So with that, let’s take a look back on this past weekend with the final “three quick thoughts” of the season. More »
Good morning Columbia! Here’s what you should read to start your last Tuesday of classes this semester.
Event of the day: C.U. at the Movies, in the Low Library Rotunda at 8 p.m.
Weather: A mix of clouds and sun, with a slight chance of rain. Oh, and a high of 60.
Playing at home has been quite sweet for the Lions in Ivy play, as they won three out of four games this weekend against the Princeton Tigers. The three wins brought the Lions’ record to 17-22, 9-7 in Ivy play. In a way, the three wins avenged last year’s series with the Tigers, where Princeton took three out of the four games to take Columbia out of contention for the Lou Gehrig division title. In much the same way, the Light Blue’s three wins this weekend combined with Cornell’s three wins mean that Princeton will have to take all four from the Big Red next weekend to claim the division.
Unfortunately, the aforementioned Big Red wins also mean that the Lions have been eliminated from winning the division title. But regardless, it was great to see the Lions string those wins together after struggling at Cornell. So let’s go back over some of those highs of the weekend in this week’s “three quick thoughts.” More »