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  1. Hamate injuries are quite common in baseball caused by high, compression forces during a swing (see below article). CJ Hinojosa dealt with the same. As McComas states, full strength may take time. Though he brings power at the plate, I am excited to see Duplantier pitch. https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2014/5/2/5672834/hamate-fractures-and-power-in-the-pitchfx-era Hamate bone fractures are one of the more common upper extremity injuries seen in baseball, not only due to the abundance of occasional wayward pitches or foul tips striking a glancing blow to the area, but also due to where hitters position their hands on the bat, which can introduce repetitive, high compression forces on the bone during a swing, but in particular, during a checked swing. Along with the forces and motions mentioned, the hook-like protrusion of the bone—also called the hamulus or hook of hamate— and certain vascular features make the hamate (lettered 'H' in the image below) predisposed to injury.
  2. AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball is set to host its Annual Fan Appreciation Day and Alumni Game on Saturday, February 1, at 3:30 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Fan Appreciation festivities get started at 10:30 a.m. and the Alumni Game follows with a 3:30 p.m. first pitch. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and fans can begin lining up for the autograph session inside the newly opened J. Dan Brown Player Development Center. Following the autograph session, kids will have the opportunity to run the bases starting at 11 a.m. The stadium will be cleared at noon and re-open to the public beginning at 1:30 p.m. Parking will be free in the East Campus Garage for all fans. Season schedule posters and a 2020 Texas Baseball pennant provided by UFCU will available for autographs (while supplies last). Due to NCAA compliance issues, outside items may not be brought in for autographs. Any item provided by Texas Athletics is for personal use only and is not intended for sale.
 The alumni are expected to play four innings with current Texas Baseball players pitching for both sides. The final innings will consist of current Texas Baseball players facing off in intrasquad action. Also note, not all alumni present in uniform at UFCU Disch-Falk Field will participate in gameplay. The annual Alumni Game is televised by the Longhorn Network beginning at 3:30 p.m. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change) 10:00 a.m.: Gates open 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Autograph session inside J. Dan Brown Family Player Development Center 11:30 a.m.: Kids run the bases Noon: Fan Appreciation festivities end and stadium cleared 1:30 p.m.: Gates re-open 1:40 p.m.: Texas batting practice 2:25 p.m.: Alumni batting practice 3:00 p.m.: Texas infield 3:20 p.m.: Alumni introductions 3:30 p.m.: First Pitch ACTIVE ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE (subject to change) Tres Barrera (catcher, Washington Nationals) Kacy Clemens (first base, Toronto Blue Jays) Kody Clemens (second base, Detroit Tigers) Ty Culbreth (pitcher, Colorado Rockies) Zane Gurwitz (infielder, Los Angeles Angels) Blair Henley (pitcher, Houston Astros) Travis Jones (infielder, Kansas City Royals) Andy McGuire (pitcher/utility, Toronto Blue Jays) Mark Payton (outfielder, Oakland Athletics) Ryan Reynolds (infielder, Chicago Cubs) Parker Joe Robinson (pitcher, Los Angeles Angels) Chase Shugart (pitcher, Boston Red Sox) https://texassports.com/news/2020/1/23/baseball-alumni-game-set-for-feb-1.aspx
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    2019 Texas Volleyball

    From today's AAS. Best wishes for a full recovery. First surgery was at the age of 13. Her instagram has some touching words if someone can embed (her messasge avail in AAS link) Texas freshman middle blocker Asjia O’Neal revealed in an Instagram post on Wednesday night that she had recently had heart surgery for the second time. O’Neal said the surgery was conducted at the Cleveland Clinic last week. The 20-year-old O’Neal, who had her first open heart surgery seven years ago, wrote that she was “feeling better and doing more each day.” In her Instagram post, O’Neal shared the videotaped well wishes that she received from NBA superstar LeBron James. O’Neal’s father, Jermaine, played in the NBA for 18 seasons. O’Neal also said she believes that she will be healthy enough to play during the 2020 season. Like O’Neal, Texas is optimistic that she will be available for this upcoming season. UT coach Jerritt Elliott did say on Thursday that O’Neal will not participate in spring drills. “It’s something that’s she’s obviously been dealing with since her childhood. I think her parents have done a great job and the university has done a great job of putting the right team around her and getting her to a spot where she’s able to get healthy,” Elliott said. “We wanted to see if she could get back to playing again. Everything shows that she’s in a god spot to return so there should be no concerns there.” https://www.hookem.com/2020/01/23/texas-middle-blocker-asjia-oneal-feeling-better-open-heart-surgery/
  4. Very sorry to hear. Been thru the same with my last dog though not as severe. My understanding is genes are a prominent factor.
  5. AUSTIN, Texas – Legendary Longhorns pitcher Cat Osterman will have her No. 8 jersey officially retired on March 25 as part of ceremonies surrounding Texas' mid-week home contest against UT Arlington at Red & Charline McCombs Field. (Wednesday, 6PM) https://texassports.com/news/2020/1/21/softball-to-retire-cat-ostermans-jersey-number-on-march-25.aspx
  6. Smart has a 33-45 Big 12 record in five seasons, has never won a single NCAA Tournament game and not once has competed for a Big 12 title despite having suited up three future first-round draft picks. He’s 15-32 against Top 25 opponents. Smart has three years remaining on a contract with a guaranteed buyout north of $9 million. https://www.hookem.com/story/no-14-west-virginia-97-texas-59-humiliating-loss-turning-point-shaka-smart-horns/
  7. https://twitter.com/TexasSoftball?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author https://texassports.com/sports/softball/schedule Twitter has several photos of preseason practice which began 13 Jan. Game times posted on schedule. Strong ooc schedule, just disappointed the home tournaments do not include an overall stronger field. Some good teams like Colo St/NDSU/Liberty, but always enjoy LSU and Minn coming to town. We do host ULL (maybe a top 10 team) on 25 Feb - should be a good one.
  8. Probably not much. Red turned 92 last October. His wife passed away before Christmas at the age of 91. A great Longhorn !
  9. Not alot to siphon. Wilson’s salary at McNeese has not been announced, but the American Press in Lake Charles, La., previously reported that former coach Sterlin Gilbert’s base salary was $180,000. Lance Guidry, McNeese’s coach in 2018, also earned a base salary of $180,000, according to the American Press. https://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/college_sports/utsa/article/Former-UTSA-coach-Frank-Wilson-hired-at-McNeese-14981161.php
  10. Announced this week that Clarissa Davis and Huston Street will have their numbers retired in ceremonies this year - well deserved ! Still no honor for Cat - would have been the perfect time. Not familiar with the parameters for selection but from past articles parameters are not that transparent. Each case is decided individually. Jamie Ehteridge was the first female athlete to have her jersey retired in 2019. I know fans that have campaigned to the Administration for Cat's number to be retired. She has been honored that her number (8) has not been issued since her graduation.
  11. https://twitter.com/TexasBaseball?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Huston's number (25) was retired today. Congratulations ! Nice short vid on twitter that perhaps someone more adept can embed. "I'm not going to let someone else get better than me … Greatness is just doing one good thing over and over again..."
  12. No love lost ! Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso gave her first-place vote to Oklahoma State, but the Longhorns gathered 29 overall points to Oklahoma State’s 27. https://www.hookem.com/2020/01/09/texas-picked-to-finish-second-in-the-big-12-during-the-2020-softball-season/
  13. Thanks for the info. Don't follow recruiting closely, but did know Naivar made the initial contact/very early visit.
  14. Naivar will be missed. Well respected by players, high school coaches, Jeff Traylor type personality. His recruiting legacy will be the flip of Sterns from LSU. Great job at the Alamo Bowl, Craig ! Best of Luck.
  15. You know the rules, pix ! 😉 Srsly, best wishes that your good health is completely restored.
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