Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Now You See It . . .

If you've been on campus or around town you know that for a while now Baker Bell Tower has been wrapped in a covering with an image of, well, Baker Bell Tower. Before yesterday morning's practice I snapped this pic of the tower disappearing into the morning fog.

Timing is everything. Curious what the deal is with the wrap? Dartmouth Today has a story today ;-)
It doesn't really matter here at BGA World Headquarters on the shoulder of Moose Mountain because our level of service on satellite TV provider Dish was too low to receive One World Sports TV anyway. But it looks as if even if you pay Dish the big bucks you won't be able to watch One World broadcasts of Dartmouth football games with Columbia, Brown and Princeton on the provider either. has this quote from Dish:
“Dish constantly evaluates the content we carry and we work to provide channels that our customers’ demand. As a result, sometimes channels are removed based on a combination of customer interest and business terms to carry the channels. For these reasons, One World Sports was removed from the Dish platform.”
Masterful is not too strong a word to use to describe Kyle Hendricks '12 performance last night on MLB TV against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Chicago Cubs' right-hander pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits while improving his record to 13-7 and lowering his major league-leading ERA to 2.09.

Announcers Bob Costas and John Smoltz raved about Hendricks' command and put him squarely in the race for the National League Cy Young Award. The former Big Green standout hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in his last 18 starts, pitching to a 1.62 ERA since late May.

For a Chicago Tribune story about last night's game, CLICK HERE. For a piece prior to last night's gem that traces Hendricks' story all the way back to his high school days, CLICK HERE. (Thanks West Coast bureau for the link ;-)

A great, but not original, thought from Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle after the game in a Chicago CBS story:
“I thought I was back in 1987, and I was watching Greg Maddux pitch.”
This is from the end of that story:
Deception is the name of Hendricks’ game. He doesn’t look the part of a Cy Young, doesn’t bring the fastball of a Cy Young, but he sure pitches like a Cy Young. Just watch what he’s doing.
“It has to be Cy Young contention,” (Cubs' skipper Joe) Maddon said. “Put the radar gun in your back pocket and look at what he’s doing.” 
It's back to practice this afternoon at the new time of 2:30 today for BGA. Yesterday's BGA Premium followed morning practice with a story centered around tri-captain Brandon Cooper and a defense determined to surprise people. That was followed by coverage of the second practice that was built around a look at how double-sessions have changed over the years.