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Runs, Hits, and Profits — Fifteen years after its grand opening, AutoZone Park remains a standard of its own for minor-league baseball. Earlier this year, Baseball America ranked the home of the Memphis Redbirds second only to BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte among all minor-league facilities in the country. If only comfort, luxury, and sightlines ensured profitability.
Sep 03, 2015

Runs, hits, and profits? A conversation with Redbirds GM Craig Unger on the business of baseball at AZP:

Tiger Football Preview: Encore? — Taking into account the program's rocky history, a summary of the Memphis Tigers' 2014 football season reads like the overexcited birthday wishes of a 6-year-old fan who doesn't know better. * Ten wins. (Happened once before in Tiger history.) * A conference championship. (Last happened in 1971, a year the Tigers finished 5-6.)

The Tigers' Five Biggest Wins at the Liberty Bowl — When the Memphis Tigers kick off this Saturday against Missouri State, the 51st season of college football at the Liberty Bowl will be underway. Which makes this the perfect time for a countdown of the Tigers' five biggest home wins over their first half-century at the Fairgrounds.
Aug 31, 2015

As the Liberty Bowl's 50th birthday (9/18) approaches, a look at the Memphis Tigers' 5 biggest wins at the stadium:

Memphis Tiger Trivia — There's one mark in the Tiger basketball record book you can count on never being broken: Keith Lee's 74 double-doubles. (Don Holcomb and Ronnie Robinson are tied for second with merely 48.) Since Lee last played with the Tigers in 1985, who are the top three Memphis players in career double-doubles?

Memphis Redbirds 2015: Memorable Season or Not? — Every year as September approaches, I find myself considering how the soon-ending Memphis Redbirds season will be remembered. The inaugural campaign of 1998 had Vince Coleman, J.D. Drew, and visions of a new downtown ballpark. There were the championships seasons of 2000 and 2009, of course, Albert Pujols and David Freese becoming heroes in Memphis before St.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Duke Calhoun holds the Memphis record for 100-yard receiving games with 10. Only one Tiger has had as many as two such games since Calhoun...

MLB's Dog Days Delights — click to enlarge I happen to love what some call "the dog days of summer." These are primarily August days, of course, with temperatures approaching scald factor in some parts of the world, school back in session(!) or the first day approaching like a heavy-breathing predator.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — With 1,687 career points, Joe Jackson is the Tigers' top scorer of the current decade. Who were the Memphis scoring leaders for each decade dating...

An Elvis Dedication for Marc Gasol (and Others) — click to enlarge I like to contribute to Elvis Week each summer by dedicating a few of the King's hits to local sports personalities. These are carefully considered, and dedicated with all heart, some grit, and a little grind. To Marc Gasol, "If I Can Dream": Sure, $110 million helps one dream a little.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Memphis and Cincinnati - their football teams - have been picked to win the West and East divisions, respectively, of the American Athletic Conference this fall. (If they do, the Tigers and Bearcats will play twice. First on September 24th in the Liberty Bowl, then on December 5th in the inaugural AAC Championship Game.)
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Sep 03, 2015

Aledmys Diaz can pick it at short. Seems to have 2017 at Busch in his sights. Good-looking player.

Sep 03, 2015

I believe Jon Jay is fourth player to appear at AZP since starting Game 7 of 2011 World Series for Cardinals. Freese, Craig, CCarpenter.

Sep 03, 2015

GM Craig Unger handing out ice cream sandwiches as fans enter AZP. He gets it. Work to do, but he gets it.

Sep 03, 2015

Know what I still find beautiful? An entire newspaper page filled with baseball box scores.

Sep 03, 2015

Top career WAR of players NOT in #Cardinals Hall of Fame: Harry Brecheen (39) and Ray Lankford (37). #stlcards Campaign continues . . .

Sep 03, 2015

Runs, hits, and profits? A conversation with Redbirds GM Craig Unger on the business of baseball at AZP:

Sep 03, 2015

Last home #Redbirds game of season is to my adult self what first day of school was to childhood. Will stare out window . . . .

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