Thursday, June 12
Pro golf, U.S. Open (10 a.m., ESPN): Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are paired for the first two rounds of golf's top torture test. It's going to be very chilly in San Diego.
Southern League baseball, Tennessee at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): It's Thirsty Thursday, so you can get your drink on at Trustmark Park for $1 per 16-ouncer.
Friday, June 13
Southern League baseball, Tennessee at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): Spider-Man and the Hulk are scheduled to appear, but not in uniform.
Saturday, June 14
PSCL baseball, Black vs. Blue, (10 a.m., Smith-Wills Stadium, Jackson) and Red vs. Gray (2 p.m., Smith-Wills Stadium, Jackson): The collegiate wood-bat league stages its weekly pair of doubleheaders. For once, these guys don't have to listen to "Ping!" all day.
Sunday, June 15
Southern League baseball, Tennessee at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves and Smokies wrap up their series on a very thirsty Sunday at Trustmark Park. (No beer sales in Rankin County on Sunday.)
Pro basketball, Boston at Los Angeles Lakers (8 p.m., Ch. 16): Will the Celtics clinch their 17th NBA title in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and keep the series from going back to the West Coast? Probably not.
Monday, June 16
Pro baseball, Atlanta at Colorado (7 p.m., SportSouth/620 AM): While the rest of MLB is indulging in this interleague play fad, the Braves and Rockies will be playing baseball the way it was meant to be played.
Tuesday, June 17
Movie, "Spinout" (4:45 p.m., TCM): Elvis Presley has music and motorsports on his mind in this 1966 musical comedy. There are laughs, but they are mostly unintentional.
Pro basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Boston (8 p.m., Ch. 16): The Celtics will probably host the Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Wednesday, June 18
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Montgomery (7:05 p.m., Montgomery, Ala., 1590 AM): The M-Braves try to take a bite out of the Biscuits.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, a passionate foe of the designated hitter.