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.
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…
“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.
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.
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.