Nine-time Gold Glove-winning catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina is coming to Memphis on a rehab assignment. He’s working through recovery from a knee injury and will rejoin parent team the Cards upon successful completion of his time in Memphis. He’s projected to start the Thursday and Friday night games this week as the Redbirds take on the Norfolk Tides, Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Let’s have a look at what’s happening at Thursday and Friday’s games:
- $4 field box tickets both nights in honor of Yadi
- Thursday: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $1 hot dogs. The Redbirds will take the field in their throwback Memphis Chicks uniforms
- Friday: There’s an all-you-can-eat specialty ticket that gets you a buffet of soft tacos and fixings (lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, shredded cheese), hot dogs, chips, soda, and water
First pitch for both games is 7:05. If you can’t wait for Yadi to get to town to take yourself out to the ball game, there’s a game at 7:05 tonight, also against Norfolk, where every ticket includes a free order of ballpark nachos.
Yadi turned 40 the week before last, so this could very well be your last opportunity to see him in Memphis before he rides off into retirement and probably the Hall of Fame.
Memphis City Beautiful is teaming up with the Memphis Grizzlies to organize a Slam Dunk Litter League for September and October. Teams will be organized by City Council district and registration ends August 19. Prizes for top teams:
- First place: $1500 from I Love Memphis and tickets to see a Grizzlies game in Mayor Strickland’s suite
- Second place: $1000 from the Downtown Memphis Commission and tickets to see a Grizzlies game in Mayor Strickland’s suite
- Third place: $500 from cityCURRENT and tickets to see a Grizzlies game in Mayor Strickland’s suite
- Plus winning district team members will receive a Grizzlies swag bag
A 105-unit apartment building will be constructed in The Edge District, the DM reports. It’ll be at 442 Monroe, in the former Holliday Flowers warehouse space, across The Ravine from High Cotton. These apartments, designed to appeal to nearby university students, will come fully furnished with utilities and Wi-Fi included in the rent. The developer has built a similar property in Jonesboro near A-State.
Broke Tall Folk will supply the live music at Dreamers’ Trolley Night at Walking Pants Curiosities on G.E. Patterson Friday evening. Come sit around the table and mingle with Memphis makers and creatives like Sincerely Antionette, KB the Visionary, Enchante 901, AnnaMade Designs, and Retold Jewelry.
My Fair Lady kicks off a week-long run at the Orpheum tonight.
From ZDnet: Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money. Good to see Apple agreeing with me on this. The last time I used a case on my iPhone was when I owned a 4s back around 2012.
YUCK!!! Today is World Tofu Day. My recommendation to celebrate would be to take a trip to Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake for their World Champion Platter: A full slab of their spare and baby back ribs, sausage, pulled pork, turkey, brisket, and two half chickens, with BBQ beans, slaw, and fries. If you’re still hungry after all that, there’s a Golden Corral buffet about a quarter-mile west on Goodman Road.
Former WWE chairman Vince McMahon said he made the decision to retire, announced late last week, about two weeks ago. The Figure Four Newsletter reports he may have had some “help” with that decision. Hush money the company paid to women Vince allegedly had sex with was not reported on SEC filings and regulators had questions.
That’s it for now. I’m going to get out for Bardog happy hour this afternoon. If my legs hold up well for that one, I’ll start returning to venues farther from home later in the week. Back tomorrow with more news.