Doctor S sez: It was sad to see Ben Ingram go after three years as the M-Braves announcer. But we can still hear him on the A-Braves postgame show.
Thursday, April 7
Southern League baseball, Jackson at Mississippi (7 p.m., Pearl, 930 AM): The M-Braves open the 2011 season. The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx are now the Jackson Generals. Sound familiar?
Friday, April 8
College baseball, Alabama A&M at Jackson State (6 p.m., Jackson): The Tigers will try to gain ground on SWAC leader Mississippi Valley State during this series with the woeful Bulldogs.
Saturday, April 9
College baseball, Florida at Mississippi State (noon, Starkville, CSS, 105.9 FM): A visit by the Gators probably won't cure what's ailing the Bulldogs. ... Georgia at Ole Miss (2 p.m., Oxford, SportSouth, 97.3 FM): The Rebels take on the SEC's other Bulldogs. ... College football, Southern Miss Black-Gold Game (1 p.m., Hattiesburg): The Golden Eagles give fans an early look at the 2011 season. ... Mississippi State Maroon-White Game (5 p.m., Starkville, CSS): Guess who will be in the TV booth? Former MSU coach/hero/villain Jackie Sherrill, that's who.
Sunday, April 10
Pro golf, The Masters (1 p.m., Ch. 12): Will this be Tiger Woods' return to the top of the golf world? Probably not, but this is required viewing anyway.
Monday, April 11
College baseball, Millsaps at Belhaven (6 p.m., Smith-Wills Stadium, Jackson, http://tinyurl.com/6z9du2k): What could be better in Jackson baseball than a Maloney Trophy Series game between the Majors and Blazers?
Tuesday, April 12
College baseball, Belhaven at Millsaps (6 p.m., Jackson, http://tinyurl.com/3pkl9mu): How about back-to-back games between the Blazers and Majors? ... Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss (6:30 p.m., Pearl, 97.3 FM, 1590 AM): The Rebels and the red-hot Golden Eagles collide at Trustmark Park.
Wednesday, April 13
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 7 p.m., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves begin their first road series not far from the beach against the BayBears. Go see the battleship, guys.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who still can't tell a mashie from a niblick. Follow your caddie's advice and go to the JFP Sports Blog.