Topic: Memorial Day Weekend
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball begins a 13 day, 14 game homestand at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday, May 17th.
In the longest homestand of the season, the Sounds welcome the Memphis Redbirds for four games from May 21st-24th, the Round Rock Express for a six-game series from May 25th-29th and the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a four-game set from May 30th-June 2nd.
Below is a preview for the eight-game homestand.
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Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for a nine-game homestand set to begin on Monday, May 21st, 2018.
The Sounds welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, for a four-game series from May 21st-24th. Following the Sky Sox, the Sounds welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, for a five-game set from May 25th-29th.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.
T-Shirt & Cap Giveaway, A League of Their Own Night, Two Fireworks Shows Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)
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Believe it or not, folks, Memorial Day Weekend 2012 is finally upon us.
A weekend to remember and honor all of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen in our nation’s history, Memorial Day also serves as the unofficial kick start to summer.
And, almost on cue, the temperatures have started to heat up (record highs are expected in some parts of the Midstate this weekend).
Additionally, the celebrations have started to begin (as many as 70 roadside safety checkpoints will be set up across the state by the Tennessee Highway Patrol this weekend).
But while many of you will be out celebrating, don’t forget that this is still a huge sports weekend.
Between college baseball conference tournaments, the NBA and NHL Playoffs and Indy Car racing (or, possibly, that third or fourth Blue Moon you just polished off along the way to your second trip to the grill) it can be easy to lose track of what’s going on this weekend.
Not to fear. While I can’t guarantee you I’ll watch every game this weekend, (after all – this body isn’t going to tan itself) I’ve got you covered with the official Memorial Day Weekend viewer’s guide.
Austin Peay vs. Eastern Kentucky/Jacksonville State, OVC Baseball Tournament, Friday, 3 p.m., Watch Online: www.OVCSports.com. Always a wild affair, the OVC Tournament is no different this year. After suffering a shocking 4-3 loss to Southeast Missouri in their OVC Tournament opener, the top-seeded Govs joined No. 2 EKU and No. 3 Jacksonville State as the third top seed to suffer a first-game setback. The Govs, who won last year’s conference tournament, will look to avoid an embarrassingly early exit Friday afternoon. With a win Friday, the Govs would earn a berth in Saturday’s loser’s bracket final at Noon.
New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils, Game 6 Eastern Conference Finals, Friday, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Lost in all of John Tortorella’s postgame press conference blowups, this has actually been a pretty entertaining series. Many hockey experts predicted the Rangers would win in six or seven games, but the series somewhat surprisingly heads back to Jersey with the Devils leading 3-2. Devils netminder Martin Brouder turned 40 on May 6 and is 5-2 between the pipes since. Look for the Devils to clinch, but a Game 7 looms Sunday if the Rangers can pull off the road win.
Vanderbilt vs. Florida-South Carolina, SEC Baseball Tournament, Saturday, 3 p.m., CSS. If you don’t keep up with college baseball, you might have missed out on one of the greatest coaching jobs in all of college sports this season. Vandy skipper Tim Corbin has guided the ‘Dores from an awful 7-15 start to victories in 15 of the squad’s last 18 games. After knocking off Georgia and South Carolina earlier in the week, the Commodores hung on for a 3-2 win over Florida to advance to Saturday’s tournament semifinal matchup and all but clinch a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, Game 7 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Saturday, 7 p.m., ABC. Surprisingly, possibly the least entertaining series of the playoffs has given us one of the sport’s greatest moments: Game 7. On Wednesday’s edition of ‘From the Sideline’, I declared that the 76ers had no shot in Game 6, but here they are a win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. That said, there is no absolutely no way the Celtics can blow a Game 7 at home with a chance to face the Heat on the line, right? Look for Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett (and possibly Paul Pierce or Ray Allen) to fuel the Celtics to a win and a right to play the Heat.
96th Indianapolis 500, Sunday, 11 a.m., ABC. For whatever reason, my interest has waned over the last few years with IndyCar. Perhaps due to an inability to connect with the sport’s starts. Or, perhaps due to greater interest in NASCAR. Despite all of this, the Indy 500 is the one race where casual open-wheel fans will at least flip on the tube to watch. Not surprisingly, this year’s field figures to be highly entertaining, even despite the lack of Danica Patrick. So while enjoying a Sunday Bloody Mary, look for Helio Castroneves to put himself into contention for a fourth Indy win. Don’t forget to root for fan favorite Josef Newgarden, however. The 21-year-old Nashville native will make his debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 1 Western Conference Finals, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., TNT. Outside of a rooting interest in the Grizzlies, the NBA Playoffs have been a major disappointment in my eyes. Injuries and bad matchups have marred what is usually one of my favorite tournaments of the year. But not to worry, NBA fans. The Western Conference Finals betsidelineween the Spurs-Thunder will be the single-most entertaining series in the entire NBA Playoffs. Mark my words. The Spurs are playing with an extreme amount of confidence and precision, but the Thunder are rolling into their second consecutive WCF with a fair amount of momentum of their own. Game 1 will likely set the tone for the rest of the series, so grab that fifth plate of BBQ (you did remember to cook enough to last the entire weekend, right?) and enjoy.
(Normally, I’d list the variety of Major League Baseball Games that will be on tap Monday, but after three days of water, food, sports, spirits and family, I’d recommend a recovery day on Monday while reflecting on what exactly we’re celebrating this weekend.)
So there you have it, boys and girls. The 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Viewer’s Guide.
Stay safe, don’t forget to stay hydrated and don’t forget your sunblock.
See you Tuesday.