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Superhero Night Headlines Louisville Bats 10-Game Homestand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will host their first ever Superhero Night on Saturday, May 23 against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats will wear special superhero-themed jerseys to be auctioned the following week with proceeds benefiting Dare to Care. Over 20 superheroes will be available in costume on Superhero Night for meet-and-greet and photo opportunities. Fans dressed in costume as superheroes will receive $3 off a field reserved ticket when buying at the ticket windows. The Bats will open their homestand with three games against the Norfolk Tides on Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 20. On that Monday, the Senior PGA…


ACC Champ Baseball Cards Enter Postseason Play at Durham

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pairings and game times have been set for the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship with top-seeded Louisville opening pool play on Wednesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. Listen to the Rusty Satellite Interview with Coach Dan McDonnell here.  The Cardinals (42-14, 25-5 ACC), who set an ACC record for conference wins in a single season while winning all 10 series this season, earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. Louisville will be joined by fourth-seeded Florida State (37-19, 17-13) and fifth-seeded Clemson (31-25, 16-13), while No. 8…


THE WEEK: Riding On with the GOP Squabble, the Kingdom’s Reign, Wicked Operator and a Tremendous Headline

It’s been a pretty good week, so I’m writing this update while biking to work. OK, while wishing I was biking somewhere other than work. We’ve got some media moves, dirty politics and fun events this week. The highlights: Ziegler Returns: If anyone missed him, controversial talk show host John Ziegler is back on local airwaves. Though its only once a week. The dude is, well, entertaining. WHAS is also bringing back Mandy Connell, so we’ll see how that goes. (LEO Weekly) But Lach, and SportsTalk, is Gone: Lachlan McLean and SportsTalk 84 on WHAS is in the history books. Lach…


Louisville Bats Make Special Plans To Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

LOUISVILLE BATS MAKE SPECIAL PLANS TO HONOR VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats and Humana are partnering to bring a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Louisville Slugger Field beginning on Memorial Day, May 25. The Bats will also make a POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedication before their Memorial Day game with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. before a 4:05 p.m. first pitch against the Toledo Mud Hens. The mobile display, titled “Bringing Home the Wall” and created by Tom and Dee Twigg, honors the 58,000-plus men and women who made…


Cards Get Sparty on the Road in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will play at Michigan Statein the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 2 in East Lansing, Mich. It is a rematch of the NCAA East Regional championship game in Syracuse, N.Y. as the Spartans won 76-70 in overtime to advance to the Final Four.  Wayne Blackshear scored 28 points to lead the Cardinals, who had recovered from a six-point deficit in the closing four minutes to force the overtime. Travis Trice led Michigan State with 17 points. The 14-game slate of inter-conference matchups to be played over a three-day period was announced on…


Louisville City FC Rolls Past Wilmington

Louisville, KY — Only twice all season had Louisville City FC (3-1-3, 12 points) tallied more than one goal in a match and heading into Tuesday night’s clash with Wilmington, the new club had yet to score more than one goal in a half. Lou City exploded for three goals in the first 42 minutes of the match and the hosts cruised by Wilmington three to nil. The Wilmington Hammerheads (1-5-2, 5 points) controlled possession in the attacking third in the early going but it was Louisville who would get on the board first for the fifth time this season….


Kentucky Derby Winner Warms Up in Louisville for Saturday’s Preakness

From www.preakness.com BALTIMORE, MD., – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. “Those two looked good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “American Pharoah, he is something to see out there. He just floats over the track. Dortmund looked like a happy horse out there today.” Going on the track after the harrow break, the two backtracked to the front side of the track. American Pharoah, with Jorge Alvarez up, began his exercise with Dortmund and Dana Barnes following less than a…


On to Baltimore for Top Three Kentucky Derby Finishers

From Churchill Downs. . .  KENTUCKY DERBY’S TOP THREE HAVE PREAKNESS ON RADAR LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – To set the stage for his press conference Sunday morning to reflect on this fourth victory, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert brought the star of the 141st Kentucky Derby — American Pharoah — out of the barn to pose for the cameras. Bribing him with carrots, Baffert led the Zayat Stables colt to different parts of the circle of media and fans for photos and admiration. Several people reached out and petted the colt’s nose. After about 10 minutes of show, Baffert sent American Pharoah back to his stall and…


The Spirit of Derby 141 in Louisville Captured by Bill Brymer

LouisvilleKY.com gave Bill Brymer a media pass and simple instructions — capture the spirit of Derby Day. So Bill spent some time outside the gates, on the backside and in the infield, saw plenty of fast horses, beautiful women and, well, other people on the record-setting afternoon. It proves there’s plenty of ways to make a buck, and spend some, and a wide range of “looks” that make Derby an affair for all.


It was the Best and Brightest, and Richest and Most-Watched, of Derbies

The numbers tell much of the story, but no matter where you were, this was the ideal Kentucky Derby. From Churchill Downs.  . .  Record Breaking 170,513 fans watch American Pharoah take home 141st ‘Run for the Roses’ in the final stretch Highest all-time wagering from all-sources on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and the Kentucky Derby race LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 2, 2015) – It was ideal weather for the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as a record 170,513 fans, the highest attendance in Derby history, watched American Pharoah take home the garland of roses in the final stretch. Prior attendance record…