Ten Things We Learned From April

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 29th, 2016 in National Stuff Comments: 0

What we learned from the month of April in college baseball. 1- THE SEC AND ACC STILL HAVE A LOCK ON THE TOP.  Just like at the end of March, the two monster conferences just aren’t letting anyone else in to crash their party.

 
 

Weekend Primer – April 15th

MSU has a huge test this weekend with Texas A&M coming to town. Can they keep up the intensity of last week's series win at Florida.

MSU has a huge test this weekend with Texas A&M coming to town. Can they keep up the intensity of last week’s series win at Florida.

Five Series I’m Looking Forward To This Weekend:

 
 

Top 20 Power Rankings, March 30

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 30th, 2016 in National Stuff Comments: 1

Miami is the No. 1 team... for now.

Miami is the No. 1 team… for now.

Man alive, this was a rough two weeks for the teams in the ESPN Power Rankings. There was carnage up and down the ranks and even top flight Florida showed some vulnerability by losing a pair of games at low-profile Kentucky and fell from college baseball grace. This just goes to show you that nothing is a lead-pipe cinch in our sport. So enjoy your lofty status now while you can guys, if history is any indication it won’t last.

 
 

The Top 20 Power Rankings, March 15

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 16th, 2016 in National Stuff Comments: 0

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In case you happened to miss my ESPN Power Rankings for this week, here is something to remind you.

The ESPN Power Rankings, March 15th.

 
 

The Week Four Wrap

"We know your pain" UCLA players know what it's like to be on the Ouch List, just like Texas was on this week.

“We know your pain”
UCLA players know what it’s like to be on the Ouch List, just like Texas was on this week.

There were several near-misses for the Ouch List this week, particularly USC, Rice and UCLA.

 
 

Who Is Feeling The Pain, March 7th

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on March 8th, 2016 in National Stuff Comments: 1

Texas was feeling the pain after this weekend's action.

Texas was feeling the pain after this weekend’s action.


Man, some weeks are tougher than others here on The Ouch List. This one was particularly bad. Whether it was Texas having a lost weekend for the ages, or whether it was New Mexico hemorrhaging runs like it was a dam burst, or some big time upsets coming hair-of-the-chin from happening.

The Ouch List is never easy. So let’s just jump into it and get it over with quickly. Like hastily ripping off of the Band-Aid, here we go…

 
 

The College Baseball Oscars Edition

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“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
“I’ll get you my little pretty. And your little dog too.”
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in the all the world, she walks into mine.”
“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
“I could’ve been a contender. I couldn’t had class and been somebody, instead of a bum.”
“SAY HELLO TO MY LI’L FRIEND!”
“C’mon blue! That was a strike!”

Ahhhh, the most memorable lines that always come up at this time of year.

What, you don’t know that yesterday was Oscar Sunday? You aren’t in one of those ubiquitous Oscar pools? Okay, I’m being a little facetious, because I know this is more of a Tinseltown thing. None-the-less, I thought today would be a good day to eschew the Ouch List for a week and hand out some Academy Awards of our own. So get gussied up in your best tuxedo or in your evening gown with the plunging neckline. It’s Oscars time.

 
 

Weekend Wrap & The Ouch List

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on February 23rd, 2016 in National Stuff, Sunday Summations Comments: 1

North Carolina's Zack Gahanna has a near-miss at the plate vs. UCLA.

North Carolina’s Zack Gahagen has a near-miss experience at the plate vs. UCLA.

Opening weekend has come and gone now. While most college baseball outlets love to extoll the best of the best, the Teams of the Week, if you will, you know me. I like to tell you guys who is feeling the pain. Who is hurting the most. Who had the worst weekends.

 
 

Happy Opening Day 2016 StitchHeads

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on February 20th, 2016 in Friday First-Takes, National Stuff Comments: 0

North Carolina starting pitcher Zac Gallen had his teammates behind him after a great outing to beat UCLA.

North Carolina starting pitcher Zac Gallen had his teammates behind him after a great outing to beat UCLA.

Ahhhhhh, there’s that endorphin rush.

Okay, I don’t mean to state the stupidly obvious but opening day is always something to look forward to. It’s a total kick… well, unless it is raining where you are. The good news about this year’s opening day is that there were 138 games played and only two that got rained out… or snowed out.

 
 

Area Code Games – Day Five

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on August 10th, 2015 in National Stuff Comments: 0

The Southern California-based Brewers team takes in the action late in their game vs. the Northwest-based Royals.

The Southern California-based Brewers team takes in the action late in their game vs. the Northwest-based Royals.

We forge on here in Long Beach. Under beautiful clear skies, only slightly marred by smog, and with temperatures in the upper 70s, Day Five of the Area Code Games was a glorious sight to behold again. Baseball nirvana.