Thur update #2: Grizzlies playoff schedule and more

The Grizzlies’ first-round playoff schedule has been announced. Series is against the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Game 1: Saturday, April 15 at San Antonio 7 PM (all times Central) TV: ESPN
  • Game 2: Monday, April 17 at San Antonio 8:30 PM TV: TNT
  • Game 3: Thursday, April 20 vs. San Antonio at FedExForum 8:30 PM TV:TNT
  • Game 4: Saturday, April 22 vs. San Antonio at FedExForum 7 PM TV: ESPN
  • Game 5 (if needed): Tuesday, April 25 at San Antonio TV and time TBD
  • Game 6 (if needed): Thursday, April 27 vs. San Antonio at FedExForum TV and time TBD
  • Game 7 (if needed): Saturday, April 29 at San Antonio TV and time TBD

If you want the all-you-can-eat crawfish special ticket at the Memphis Redbirds game this evening, I recommend you get to AutoZone Park before the gates open at 6:00 and get a place in line. Their advance ticket sales for crawfish sold out, and they will have a very limited number for sale at the box office pre-game. In other news, it’s Thirsty Thursday, with select beers for $2 throughout the ballpark. College students can purchase a $5 left field bluff ticket with valid ID. First pitch is at 7:05.

Last night’s Redbirds home opener was halted after a fan sitting behind home plate had a medical emergency. Both teams were asked to leave the field and the man was rushed to the hospital.

Mental Floss made a list of the best grilled cheese in every state. For Tennessee, it named the Majestic Grille’s the best. I can’t argue with that call! The Majestic’s version of grilled cheese comes with aged white cheddar on sourdough, topped with BACON, tomato, and Creole mustard. As the article says, you definitely want the Parmesan fries on the side.

Yikes… a neighborhood southeast of Downtown has been named number 1 on a list of most violent neighborhoods. A report from Neighborhood Scout says that if you live in the area around Fourth and Crump, you have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime.

Recycling returns to Downtown Memphis this Monday, April 17, with a recycling station at 78 W. Carolina next to Midsouth Casters and Equipment.

Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith said yesterday that Memphis basketball is in great shape in a radio interview. Which makes me ask the same question a writer from The Big Lead asked: What is Tubby Smith doing in Memphis in the first place?

Local BBQ team PorkOsaurus got a shout-out on the TODAY show this morning for their suggestion on how to cook ham. It’s about at 1:35 in the video.

A proposal to build a 600-room hotel on a site near the convention center is being challenged by Friends For Our Riverfront. They demand the land remain accessible to the public, as was the intention of our city’s founders 200 years ago. The site is currently used by a parking garage for Mud Island River Park. Dammit city leaders, don’t you dare touch our beautiful parking garage!

(That last sentence was pure sarcasm, in case you weren’t sure)

That’s it for now. Beautiful day outside. Can’t wait for the workday to be over so I can get out there!