Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

Posted in General News, Sports, Weather News at 2:45 pm by Rebekah

The Big 12 baseball tournament starts tonight in Oklahoma City.

OU, at second in the Big 12, will be taking on number seven Kansas tonight at 7:30pm.  There are two pools in the tournament, each with four teams.  After each team plays every team in their pool, the two teams with the best records in their pools will advance to the Big 12 Championship game on Sunday.  I have yet to go to a college baseball game, but wish I would have taken the opportunity to go to a few games this spring, especially as three of the students that I taught last fall are on the baseball team (Garrett Buechele, Zach Neal, and Erik Ross).

Third baseman Garrett Buechele is doing very well this year, batting .387.  Garrett’s father, Steve Buechele, played major league baseball for the Rangers, Pirates, and Cubs.  Right-handed pitcher Zach Neal is also doing very well, with 8 wins and only 2 losses, and an ERA of 4.15.  Zach will be starting OU’s second game of the tournament.

Some friends and I plan on going to tonight’s game at Bricktown Ballpark (home of the Oklahoma Redhawks).



In other news, I finally bought Adobe Dreamweaver (it’s one of the best and least expensive [with a student discount] web design programs out there).  I have been using MS Publisher for my website so far, but it certainly was not designed for website development.  I am excited to be able to play around with Dreamweaver now, and to make the Green Sky Chaser site both nicer for viewers and easier for me to work on.

It may take me a while to figure out how to use the program, but within the next month I may be giving the site a bit of a facelift (perhaps for the one-year anniversary, coming up in late June?).

As I will be focusing my web development time on this, I may not get around to posting the May 19 chase log and photos as soon as I had hoped.  I may, however, try to take some time to get that done by or over the weekend.


In the meantime, here’s a look at our nice, summer-like Oklahoma weather lately (courtesy of the NWS Norman):

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  1. Caitlin said,

    May 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    So, what makes all that nice summery weather? Do you think you could send it my way? I think I’ve forgotten what the sun looks like 😛
    Aside from a few minutes here and there of the sun peeping through, it has been cloudy and rainy for at least three weeks now. ugh.

  2. Rebekah said,

    May 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Hmm…I’m afraid the reason we have all the summery weather is the same reason you don’t! 😛 Note in the map in this post, there’s a ridge over the central US–that means for the most part we’ve got sinking air and high pressure, thus nice, sunny and warm weather. However, the West Coast is under a trough, resulting in low pressure and rising air, thus more rainy!