Happy Thursday from NBT Bank Stadium. The Chiefs are hoping to avoid a four-game sweep today against the Gwinnett Braves. They’ll do so with Ross Ohlendorf on the mound for the first time after tying a career high with 11 strikeouts.
– Here’s the game story from Ohlendorf’s last 11-K game…complete with some Albert Pujols heroics.
– Partially thanks to Jason Grilli, there are sharks in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ clubhouse. Seriously- And.
– Speaking of…are those Pirates finally for real? Really for real?
– A look at how Gus Johnson’s learning on the job for the 2018 World Cup.
– Today’s Song of the Day comes from one of my favorite albums of 2013 – the self-titled album from Jake Bugg, a 19-year-old British singer-songwriter. Here’s “Lightning Bolt”, which you may have heard in a Gatorade commercial…
– And today’s Chief of the Day gets awarded to Alex Rios! Some fun facts…
- Rios is off to a red-hot start with the White Sox, posting a .284/.344/.505 line in 51 games. He’s swatted 10 homers and stolen eight bases. He’s 16th in the American league in slugging percentage and 17th in WAR (according to ESPN).
- In 46 games with the 2004 Chiefs, he sported a .259/.292/.373 line – not great, but good enough to get him up to Toronto that season.
- He inspired this from Hawk Harrelson.
Chiefs and G-Braves at 7:00 tonight. See you there.
Happy Memorial Day from NBT Bank Stadium on a beautiful Monday afternoon. After everyone’s done eating hamburgers and hot dogs, the Chiefs open up a four-game home stand against the Gwinett Braves. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 and a fireworks show will follow the ending of the game.
Lets get down to business…
-A recap of the Chiefs’ sixth straight win and four-game sweep of the Columbus Clippers
-Arrested Development is back and look who’s making a surprise appearance (p.s. its the guys from WORKAHOLICS!)
-A look at some really cool behind the scenes pictures from famous movies
–Play of the Day: To be fair the play isn’t the highlight here. The post-game interview may be the best one I’ve ever seen. Here’s Munenori Kawasaki…
After a rare off day, the Chiefs return to the field in Columbus tonight at 7:00. Right-hander Ryan Perry is set to go for Syracuse against Columbus’s T.J. House. Now lets get to the good stuff…
-A wild day of roster moves for the Washington Nationals organization.
–Only one playoff team left in New York. Watch the Rangers try to avoid elimination against the Bruins at 7:00.
-You gotta love all the wacky sports fans out there.
–This Day in Sports: In 1926, Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off of the Wrigley Field scoreboard.
–Song of the Day: This song comes off the new album “Random Access Memories” from Daft Punk…Lose Yourself to Dance
Welcome to Sunday’s edition of “Stuff You’ll Like” from Toledo, Ohio, where the Chiefs and Mud Hens will play the second of a four-game set at 2:00. Last night, Syracuse defeated Toledo in the series opener 6-4, making the Chiefs 8-5 in series openers this season. Lets get to the Stuff You’ll Like before the start of the afternoon contest.
Here we go…
-Here’s a recap of yesterday’s Chief’s win over the Mud Hens.
-2 days until the game-changing Daft Punk album comes out. Listen to the whole album for free in the iTunes store. You won’t regret it.
-This video will make you hungry AND give you a little buzz at well. Lets eat!
-Game 2 between the Rangers and Bruins is today at 3:00, but the Washington Capitals are still complaining about their round 1 loss to the Rangers. Head Coach Adam Oates had this to say about Rangers head coach John Tortorella.
-On this day in 1910, Cy Young picked up his 500th win of his career. Will anyone even reach 300 again?
-Play of the day: This one comes from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. What you’re about to see didnt even happened during the game. Take a look.
We come to you today from Toledo’s Fifth Third Field, where the Chiefs begin an eight-game road trip against the Mud Hens and Clippers. Time for some late-afternoon Stuff You’ll Like, after a post-bus ride nap which I loved…
– The Crunch continues its record-setting run through the postseason.
– Pawtucket stayed in a North Division tie for first place with a walkoff last night.
– So did the Pirates, over the Astros…in, shall we say, slightly bizarre fashion?
– A new teaser trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
– Get your musical fix with 20 of Billy Joel’s greatest underrated songs.
– In honor of Billy, today’s Song of the Day…”Summer, Highland Falls” off of 1976’s Turnstiles. Maybe his best song, definitely his best album.
– And finally, today’s Chief of the Day goes to Jason Phillips! Some fun Phillips facts:
- He’s been the Mariners’ bullpen catcher since 2009.
- He met his future wife during a game while in the bullpen. Seriously, read this story immediately if you haven’t already.
- He played on the 2008 Camden Riversharks with the great Jose Lima.
Catch the Chiefs and Mud Hens tonight at 7:00 on the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Network. We’re on the air with our Clubhouse Show at 6:45.
Good afternoon from an overcast NBT Bank Stadium where the Chiefs and Columbus Clippers will play the second of a four-game series at 7:00. Feels like we were here just this morning…oh wait, we were. Yesterday’s 14-inning contest between the Chiefs and Clippers was finally ended on Francisco Soriano’s first Triple-A hit. It was a mob scene at home plate as a tired Will Rhymes crossed the plate for the winning run.
A great edition of “Stuff You’ll Like” yesterday from Kevin, but I hope you’ll enjoy my first issue even more.
Lets take a look-see…
-A recap of yesterday’s exciting game by Lindsay Kramer.
-Yesterday in the broadcast booth, there was a long discussion of what could possibly be the mascot for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies. Well I may have found one (actually three) and they’re already in Memphis.
-If you’re up late at night and Jimmy Fallon is not on the TV, you’re missing out. Here’s the Chickeneers.
-The NHL Playoffs have been narrowed down from 16 teams to 8. Congratulations if your team still remains. Here’s a little motivation to get you started for Round 2. BECAUSE IT’S THE CUP.
-72 years ago today Joe DiMaggio had his first hit of his 56-game hit streak. An MLB record that may never be broken. Here’s a tribute to the “Yankee Clipper.”
–Play of the Day: This one comes from across the Atlantic, where soccer clubs Watford and Leicester City battled for a bid to the Championship Playoff Finals to play for a chance to move up to the Premier League next season. In second-half injury time, with Watford leading 2-1 on the day but tied 2-2 on aggregate, Watford was set to be eliminated on away goals. Then, this happened…
That’s right, ladies, gentlemen, children and canines: it’s the return of the greatest blog segment in history that rhymes with “Muff Tool Pike”: Stuff You’ll Like! For those unfamiliar – and, frankly, for those familiar – this is our daily blog post where Jason and I post links we hope you will find interesting. We certainly like them – and we believe you will as well. (Hence the title.) On tap today…
– The syracuse.com game story from yesterday’s Danny Rosenbaum-pitched Chiefs win.
– What did Dan Haren change from his last poor start to yesterday’s good one?
– The New York Times profiles oft-maligned but commercially successful director Michael Bay.
– Brian Phillips’ astonishing long-form piece on the Iditarod for Grantland.
– ICYMI: The Boston Globe sat down for a harrowing read with the man who was carjacked last week by the Tsarnaev brothers.
– Song Of The Day: Oasis’ sprawling, seven-minute epic “Champagne Supernova”.
Hope to see you and your pooch out at the park today for Dog Lovers Day sponsored by Romano Auto Dealership as the Chiefs play Durham at 2:00. Our pregame show on the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Network kicks off at 1:45.
This comes from one of our media relations interns, John Nolan (who himself will be interning for NBC on its Olympics coverage this summer)….
Corey Brown, Zach Duke, and the rest of their Chiefs teammates aren’t the only residents of Chiefsville garnering headlines these days. In fact, five members of the Chiefs front office have been the subject of recent feature articles.
The Syracuse New Times made Chiefs Director of Communications and play-by-play voice Jason Benetti the cover boy of its July 3 edition. Chris Baker’s article explores how the ever-prepared and clever Jason has overcome a near-death experience as a young child to become a “Wonder Mike.”
And Jason isn’t the only one in the Chiefs broadcast booth to be profiled of late. Jason’s broadcast partner Kevin Brown was the subject of Ben Meyers’ story on “The ‘Other’ Voice of the Chiefs” for Federal Baseball on July 14. Meyers shares how Brown actually grew up aspiring to be a zookeeper. Fortunate for radio listeners of the Chiefs, though, the 22-year-old Brown overcame tamed his dreams and is now displaying his skills as a broadcaster.
(By the way, in case you missed it back in May, even one of our interns made news. Bill Spaulding received the 2012 Jim Nantz Award for being America’s top collegiate sports broadcaster. And although this didn’t come with a trophy like the Nantz Award did, additional congratulations to Bill for also recently being named the fiance of Deanna Payson.)
Finally, the limelight in Chiefsville was also cast on three others in the office: Wendy and Ariel Shoen, and Desirée Ellison. Meet the Diamond Girls by Jill Romano in the July issue of Syracuse Woman’s Magazine chronicles how Wendy, Ariel, and Desirée have found success working in an industry dominated by the opposite sex.
Who will be highlighted next? Keep scanning the headlines to see. For now though, once you’re done reading about Jason, Kevin, Desirée, Wendy, and Ariel, come find them at Alliance Bank Stadium to discover how the sundry crew is even more outstanding in person.
Good morning, Chiefs fans…and what a good morning it is. Syracuse is over .500 for the first time since April 16, 2011. Here are some more nuggets to brighten your day…
*The box score from the last time Syracuse was over .500.
*Why Jim Thome’s 13th walkoff home run was more valuable than the others.
*Newsday looks at the 25-year anniversary of groundbreaking sports talk radio station WFAN.
*Bill Murray’s brilliant acceptance speech for the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame.
*The NY Times tackles our current generation gap.
Hope to see you out at the park today for a slightly earlier start time than normal, as the Chiefs and G-Braves tangle at 5:00 PM. If you can’t make it, catch the game on The Score 1260 at 4:45.
Here’s some stuff you’ll enjoy:
*Highlights from last night’s close call with the PawSox.
*Donnie Webb talked to new catcher Koyie Hill postgame.
*Strange stuff involving a former Chief reliever.
*Amanda Comak on Strasburg’s inning limit.
The Chiefs try to make it three straight over the division leaders tonight. Our airtime is 6:45. Hope you can join me and Kevin on The Score 1260 and thescore1260.com.