Good morning FTRS! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day. Cade is out this week, so y’all get to deal with me today.
It was a big weekend for former Jacket great Mark Teixeira, who hit his 400th and 401st home runs of his MLB career on Sunday. Teixeira became only the 5th switch-hitter in MLB history to hit 400 career home runs, joining the elite company of Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones, and Carlos Beltran. Two of those 4 are hall of Famers, and another will likely be voted in as soon as he is eligible. It’s unfortunate that Mark hasn’t been able to play a complete season since 2011 due to injuries, else he might have reached this milestone a long time ago, and could have been firmly in the hall of fame discussion at this point in his career.
Former Jacket CB Lou Young has been generating a lot of buzz this offseason after being promoted from the practice squad to the active roster during the Carolina Panthers’ playoff push last year. Young has gotten rave reviews as one of the hardest working members on the team, and will push for a roster spot in camp. The Panthers drafted 3 CBs in this year’s draft, but Young could displace other veterans with his hard work and special teams contributions.
Two Georgia Tech Basketball targets, Collin Sexton and Wendell Carter, helped lead the US U-17 team to a world championship last weekend, with Sexton taking MVP honors for the tournament. With these two recruits displaying their skills on such a big stage, the competition to sign them will only get tougher. This will be a major test for new coach Josh Pastner.
The Baylor Scandal rolls on, and the Bears have now lost half their 2016 recruiting class.
#Baylor has now lost half of its 22-man recruiting class that was ranked No. 17 nationally after signing day— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 1, 2016
... Oh yeah, and Joey had a big life event or something.