Doctor S sez: You know it's almost summer: the first MLB manager just got fired.
Thursday, May 20
College baseball, Auburn at Ole Miss (6:30 p.m., Oxford, 97.3 FM): The Tigers and Rebels open a series that could decide who wins the SEC West.
Friday, May 21
College baseball, Memphis at Southern Miss (6:30 p.m., Hattiesburg): The Golden Eagles are still in the hunt for the second seed in the C-USA Tournament and an NCAA berth.
Saturday, May 22
College baseball, Mississippi State at LSU (7 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., CSS, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs' lost season is almost over, but they could still ruin the Tigers' season.
Sunday, May 24
Southern League baseball, Huntsville at Mississippi (2:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): OK, you can't buy beer at the T-P on Sundays, but it wouldn't hurt you to get outdoors for once.
Monday, May 24
College baseball, Ferriss Trophy presentation (6:30 p.m., Cleveland): Who will win the award for Mississippi's top player: Southern Miss pitcher Todd McInnis, Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz or Mississippi State first baseman Connor Powers? Drew Pomeranz, but act like you're surprised.
Tuesday, May 25
NBA basketball, Western finals, Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix (8 p.m., TNT): The Lakers and Los Suns meet in what could be the deciding Game 4. Keep your ID handy in case the cops stop you, Pau Gasol.
Wednesday, May 26
College baseball, SEC Tournament, Ole Miss vs. TBD (time TBA, Hoover, Ala., SportSouth or CSS, 97.3 FM): The Rebels will begin their quest for the SEC title and a possible regional in Oxford. … C-USA Tournament, Southern Miss vs. TBD (time TBA, Houston): The Golden Eagles are trying to position themselves for an NCAA bid. A conference title would be a nice way to do that.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's drinking a lot of gin and tonics. It's malaria season, y'know.