Posted May 5th, 2007 by Joanna
Filed under: Baseball

Hello! My name’s Joanna Castillo and I’m happy to be joining Bevo Sports as, basically, a UT Baseball correspondent. I may post on other things from time to time but baseball will be my beat. I went to UT and graduated ’round about the time that Brian and Matt were in Kindergarden. I think. So, yes…that means I’ll be the old lady of the gang. I’ve been running a baseball page dedicated to Longhorn baseball since 1995: Joanna’s Longhorn Baseball Page. I’ll still post my long rambling stuff there. I’ll try to post short reports here, though, ’cause I know the vast majority of the folks who come here probably don’t have quite the same keen interest in the sport that I have.

Why baseball? I’m not sure. I used to listen to Dodger games on the radio with my grandmother in New Mexico when I was a wee tyke. I’ve always liked baseball as a result. So, blame her. A friend offered me his tickets for a Regional tournament here in Austin in 1988 or 1989 and I had a blast. I’d been to…oh, I dunno…10 or 15 UT baseball games before that. And, I’d watched happily on TV when they won the CWS in 1983. But, the experience of that Regional grabbed me and held on tight. I got season tickets the next year. And, I’ve kept them. I’m guessing I’ve seen roughly 90% of the games played at Disch-Falk field since then. That’s a lot of baseball. And, I love it. And, I hope I can share some of that love with you.

Report on the first two games of the Missouri series coming shortly.

Hook ’em!


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  1. reply to  #1

    Jo Castillo

    Guess we will be checking out Bevo Sports now. Should be interesting.

  2. reply to  #2


    Glad to have you aboard Joanna! Your baseball coverage and opinions will definitely be a welcome addition to the site.

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    Welcome aboard Joanna. It will be good to have someone who knows baseball.

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    If you are going to start editing comments I guess I will not make any! Thanks for deleting my comment!

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    Then don’t be such a pervert.

  6. reply to  #6


    Your comment was off topic, rude, and inappropriate. Comments never get deleted here (though I censor words), so you should know how little I thought of your comment that I deleted it.

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    Well Brian I think you kinda opened the door for this! See link below.

    Rude and inappropriate? Sorry I hurt your feelings Brian didnt know you were that sensitive! When Texas is in Playboy for girls of the Big 12 or they show Hot Longhorns cheerleaders or students on TV I expect you to turn away because that would be rude an inappropriate.

    Consider your tailgate sponorship cancelled!

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    Way to go Brian. No more 9 kegs of beer.

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    Greetings Joanna, it’s neat that you got to share that experience with your Grandma. I am an mlb fan too. Although I visit this site for UT football information, I usually end up reading all of the columns. This is a great site for “spirited” debate, but you will need to have a thick skin for some of the foolishness that gets posted in comments. Anyway, I look foward to reading more of your stuff.

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    Hey Greg,
    Try to desiginate your negative comments to Okies and Aggies that post dumb comments on this site, not the writers.

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    Hi, Chris. Thanks for the note. And, never fear. My skin is plenty thick. I’ve been around the net since the dark ages (before the Web was a glimmer in anyone’s eye!) and would’ve wilted away long ago if I couldn’t handle it. As for the MLB, my interest has waned mightily over the years. Anymore, I just watch when I think there’s a chance I might get to see a Texas alum playing.

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    The Texas Rangers have been pretty fun to watch this year. They have no offensive strategy, but to just try to knock the ball out of the park in every at bat.

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    It’s sad, but the Rangers have been bad for so long, that I have already given up on the season. They need to figure out something quick.

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    If you can take some positive from the Rangers season thus far, they are really starting develope some good pitching. Keep an eye out for C.J. Wilson, he’s smart pitcher and has mastered the Gyro ball.

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    I feel the same way as Matt. I’m a fan of all Dallas area sports and UT athletics of course, but when it comes to the Rangers it really becomes hard to be a good fan when they never amount to anything… Is a playoff birth every once in a while too much to ask??

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