Why MiLB Will Never Work In Lubbock. ( And It Was Never Coming Here In The First Place ) – Raiderland Podcast

June 23, 2017

Now that Amarillo is back into the world of minor league baseball having picked-up the San Antonio AA franchise this past week; many in Lubbock are wondering why not in Raiderland? We explain why MiLB and any other minor league professional sport doesn’t work in Lubbock these days as well as look at if Lubbock was ever really in the mix in the first place. ( spoiler. no. ) So,…

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R&D Podcast: Hyatt & Collier Look At The Impact The MLB Draft Will Have On Texas Tech Baseball, Gingery’s Huge Year & Much More!

June 21, 2017

In this week’s R&D Podcast Ryan Hyatt and KAMC 28’s David Collier look at the impact the 2017 MLB Draft will have on Texas Tech Baseball. Who will be the hardest junior to replace next year? Garcia? Mushinski? The boys also kick-around the idea of Steven Gingery having one of the greatest seasons ever for a Red Raider Baseball player? Was he the best athlete at Tech this past year?…

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The Raiderland Sit-Down with Don Williams, Part Two – Greatest Texas Tech Games, Personalities To Cover And Best Interview Ever

June 14, 2017

Welcome to Part-Two of our Sit-Down with Don Williams from the Avalanche-Journal. This time around we talk about his favorite Texas Tech games to cover, memorable moments and some fun folks that he’s interviewed over the years. We asked Don about his favorite interview of all-time and I think you’ll be surprised how he answered. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART-TWO OF THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON WILLIAMS  We hope y’all…

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The Raiderland Sit-Down, with Don Williams. Long-Time A-J Sportswriter Talks About Changes In Media, Covering Texas Tech And Much More. . .

June 14, 2017

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be many Raiderland Sit-Downs. One of the things we want to do here in Raiderland is to provide context, to give our friends a look behind-the-scenes and to bring you some unique content. To that end, we debut this week the first “Raiderland Sit-Down”. This week we sat down on the tail-gate of my truck with long-time Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sports Writer…

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5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From A Love/Hate Relationship With Baseball, Jimmy Buffett Wisdom, To A Tribute To A Fine Dog

June 11, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – June 11, 2017       I love baseball. I hate baseball. If you don’t have those kinds of feelings about the game, you’re not doing it right. This last week’s early exit from the NCAA Tournament by Texas Tech summed that feeling up once again perfectly. Friday and Saturday it was a love affair for Texas Tech fans with the National…

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“Things I’ll Never Understand” – Hyatt’s Weekly Column Looks At The NBA, Texas Tech Traditions And Dinosaurs

June 7, 2017

Things I’ll never understand. . . June 8, 2017.   I’ll never understand . . .   Why Texas Tech doesn’t spend more money and time on celebrating real traditions and history instead of trying to create “new” traditions. Texas Tech has plenty of history. It gets shoved aside in favor of new and shiny things. Sadly, a lot of the old tradition and history doesn’t fit the narrative of…

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Things I’ll Never Understand – Hyatt’s Weekly Column Looks At Baseball Fights, Scott Pelley’s Demise, Hash Browns and Why Folks Own Cats Instead Of Dogs!

May 31, 2017

I’ll never understand . . .     why a guy charges the mound without the bat? If you throw an object at my head at or over 90 MPH I’m gonna take my object and take it to your head. You got your chance, now I’ve got mine. If I’m the pitcher, that’s gonna make me think twice. Don’t miss.   why folks are shocked that in a country…

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Diamond Talk – Part Two of Raiderland’s Look Back At 1997, The Battle of 19-17, The Big 12 Tournament’s Best Game Ever, 1997 Finals With Texas Tech & OU. Don Williams and Ryan Hyatt Look Back On ’97 Tourney.

May 23, 2017

Part Two of our look back on the 1997 Big 12 Baseball Tournament with Don Williams from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal starts off with a memorable Sunday in OKC at All Sports Stadium. Texas Tech had defeated OSU Saturday night, putting Tech in the title game Sunday night. OU and OSU would play a Bedlam Game for the ages that Sunday afternoon for the right to play Tech for the Championship….

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Diamond Talk – Ryan Hyatt And Don Williams Look Back On The First Big 12 Baseball Tournament, 20-Years Later. Warning: Semi-True Stories To Follow! Part One of Two.

May 23, 2017

Before there was Bricktown, there was All Sports Stadium. Before Texas Tech won the 1998 Big 12 Tournament in a shiny new stadium in downtown OKC, there was the 1997 tournament at an old, decrepit minor league stadium in the oppressive heat and humidity of OKC, May 1997. Texas Tech had won the inaugural Big 12 Baseball regular season in 1997, setting up a Tournament that would feature future major…

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5 Things We Know On A Sunday – May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

5 Things We Know On A Sunday – May 14, 2017     A weekend without Texas Tech Baseball when they’re the third ranked team in the country and closing in on a Top 8 National Seed in the NCAA Tournament is a long weekend. It’s tough watching the other teams play while Tech sits in the dugout for finals. Dang academics! It’s sorta like being at the candy store…

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