The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, July 17
Southern League baseball, Carolina at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves and Mudcats square off on Thirsty Thursday. … Golf, British Open (6 a.m., TNT): Tiger Woods won't be there; is there any reason to watch?

Friday, July 18
Major league baseball, Washington at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., CSS): The Braves take a swing at the pesky Nats.

Saturday, July 19
PDL soccer, Houston at Mississippi (5 p.m., Mississippi College, Clinton): Brilla tries to tame the Leones at Longbaugh Field.

Sunday, July 20
Semi-pro baseball, State Tournament (teams and time TBD, Smith-Wills Stadium, Jackson): The quest for state semi-pro supremacy concludes. Expect the Hattiesburg Black Sox to be one of the finalists. … College football, Alabama at Mississippi State (6 p.m., CSS): Here's a chance to relive one of the high points of the 2007 season, the Bulldogs' victory over the Crimson Tide.

Monday, July 21
MBEL basketball, tripleheader (6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m., Wesley College, Florence): You might see an NBA player of the future on a summer night in Rankin County. … Major league baseball, Milwaukee at St. Louis (6 p.m., ESPN): The Brewers and the Cardinals meet in a battle for the NL wild card.

Tuesday, July 22
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Birmingham (7:05 p.m., Birmingham, Ala., 1590 AM): The M-Braves open a five-game series in the Steel City. Say hello to Vulcan for us, fellas.

Wednesday, July 23
MLB baseball, Atlanta at Florida (6 p.m., FSN/620 AM): The Braves try to squish the fish in this NL East showdown.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who promises that if he ever retires, he will stay retired.


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