Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up . . .
Beyond the highly-informative and always-entertaining Baldcast, here’s what else went on in college baseball todayâ€¦ read on.
It’s Don Ho time. “Tiny bubbles” are floating around everywhere in college baseball at this time of year. It almost seems like with this new RPI formula and the rewarding of road wins, the teams “on the bubble” are more numerous (and more diversified) than ever.
I couldn’t help but notice all the good relief stints that occurred in college baseball tonight, several of which were on the tube. And also several of which had big NCAA Tournament implications. So I hope you don’t mind that I did a little write-up and running commentary below.
A good bud of mine, Mike Groce, who is a radio host in Phoenix who has me on his show from time to time during the baseball season, sent me a link to an article from the Denver Post regarding this writer’s assertion that Colorado and Colorado State need to bring back baseball to their respective athletic departments.
If you want to check it out, click here.
Okay, since they don’t like a lot of fanfare or pomp and circumstance, here are the things I like about Vanderbilt, after seeing them complete their sweep of Kentucky with today’s 10-5 runaway win in Lexington.
Lots of ebb and flow to this weekend’s action already, and it was certainly exemplified on Saturday.
Ya’ know, sometimes I think I go to too many games during the season.
Today was a perfect example. I mean, I realized that it’s good just to sit my ass on the couch and do nothing but watch college baseball. Yes, in other words, it’s a dream day for me.
The other part of it is that I got to see the entire game one of the Bedlam Series between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, one of my favorite rivalries in all of college sports. And tonight’s game certainly didn’t disappoint at all.
Mike Rooney and I do the weekly thing and we think we got it nailed down pretty good once again. We recorded this on Thursday night and not our usual Wednesday night. Sorry ’bout that. But as usual, we hope you dig it. Let us know what you think, guys and dolls:
Before I get to the usual Thursday preview stuff, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention going to see the College of Staten Island and Baruch College of NYC play a second round game at the CUNYAC – the City University of New York Athletic Conference – Tournament which was being held in Coney Island, which was on my way to JFK airport and my flight back to Los Angeles.
As you guys might recall, my highlight of the weekend was seeing the first NCAA tournament spot officially get grabbed by Columbia University as the Lions took down Dartmouth in two straight games on Saturday in New York City.
But Satow Stadium remains one of the oddest stadiums I’d ever seen.