As REM Sang, Don’t Go Back To Rockville

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 18th, 2014 in Thursday thoughts Comments: 0

I’ve got to admit, I’ve had Seton Hall in my Top 20 Power Rankings most of the season. Hell, they swept Arizona and won a game at Oklahoma on opening day. Then, two weeks ago, they dropped two of three games at Butler – a new member of the Big East. And the Wildcats and [...]

 
 

A Baldcast & the ESPN Notebook. You Lucky Sods

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 17th, 2014 in National stuff Comments: 0

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Okay, gotta make this quick here. And mea culpa for the delay.

Here’s the latest High & Inside Baldcast from Mike Rooney and I:

 

And here’s my latest weekend Notebook on ESPN.com.
Click your mouse here and have a blast.

(Special note: check out the Q&A with Fullerton coach Rick Vanderhook, which I cleaned up just a little, but is still golden.)

More soon StitchHeads.

 
 

“Tell Me Where It Hurts”. (The Ouch List Returns)

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 13th, 2014 in Sunday summations Comments: 3

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The Ouch List Makes Its Debut

Ahhhh, now I’ve only got baseball to worry about. Over the previous eight Sundays I haven’t been able to contribute much at all to this baseball stuff due to my college hockey duties on ESPN.com. But now, I’m all yours baseball. Yep, no prob.

 

Well, the important part is that it’s getting about that time people. It’s mid-April now and the college hockey season is done, so it’s time for the Ouch List to make it’s debut here at College Baseball Today.

 
 

A Day For The Davids Out There.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 12th, 2014 in Saturday statements Comments: 3

The Union Dutchmen displaying the hardware of the national championship.

Look for the Union label: The Union Dutchmen displaying the hardware of the national championship.

I flew back from Oklahoma City today, then immediately went into the Cave. See, I had TiVo’d the hockey national championship between Union College and Minnesota. Luckily, none of you StitchHeads out there ruined the ending for me by tweeting, texting or sexting me the final score before I finished watching it.

My sincere thanks.

 
 

Yep, Even the Celebrations are Big in Texas

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 11th, 2014 in Friday first-takes Comments: 0

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Before I get started on tonight’s write-up, the boys at ESPN.com got a little behind on things and just posted my weekend preview earlier in the day on Friday, instead of the usual Thursday. So here it is…

Click here for the preview.

 
 

The Power Rankings & The Frozen Four

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 8th, 2014 in National stuff Comments: 1

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This college baseball/college hockey crossover time of year is the greatest time of the year. Bar none.

In that spirit, here are the latest ESPN Power Rankings I threw together for the boys in Bristol.

Just click here and the Power Rankings will magically appear.

And since you’re Jonesing for some info on this weekend’s Frozen Four in Philadelphia, here’s the latest column I wrote going into college hockey’s marquee event:
Click this link here.

 

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Saturday is a Scream.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 5th, 2014 in Saturday statements Comments: 0

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This is getting out of hand people. Once again, a lot of the top teams in the country suffered brow-beating defeats to lesser teams than themselves. (or so we’re led to believe) as seven of the Top 13 teams went belly-up. In other words, it was just a typical Saturday in the 2014 season.

 
 

Once Again UCSB Looks As Good As Anyone I’ve Seen In Person This Year.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 4th, 2014 in Friday first-takes Comments: 5

 

Robby Nesovic gets the three-lids salute after his 3rd inning yard call.

UCSB’s Robby Nesovic gets the three-lids salute after his 3rd inning yard call.

UCSB coach Andrew Checketts said it best. “We’ve gotta get you to more of our games.”

 

This was the second time I’d seen the Gauchos in a road game, and once again they made minced meat of another high-quality pitching staff. In March I saw the last few innings of their 17-5 blowout of Mississippi State in Tucson. Tonight, it was an 8-6 win on the strength of 10 hits and two home runs at Cal Poly, who had projected top-round pitcher Matt Imhof on the hill.

 
 

What March Taught Us

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 3rd, 2014 in Thursday thoughts Comments: 0

I thought this was a good time to give Washington some pub after the great start the Huskies have rushed out to.

I thought this was a good time to give Washington some pub after the great start the Huskies have rushed out to.

 

Okay StitchHeads, here’s what I wrote for the ESPN college baseball Notebook that was posted today:

Click on this slightly highlighted text for the column.

Have a good college baseball weekend. Without all that pesky hockey stuff getting in the way, you know I’ll be around.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

The Team That Beat LSU Beats Columbia

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 1st, 2014 in National stuff Comments: 1

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One of my highlights of the 2013 season was going to the Big Apple and seeing Columbia beat Dartmouth for the Ivy League title in the first weekend of May. The smallish Satow Stadium was stacked to the gills and the track railing and parking lot fenceline were both filled with fans. It was an electric atmosphere, even for the freakin’ Ivy League.

 

Today, not as many fans. And not as an electric atmosphere, I admit. But this is still considered “opening weekend” for Ivy League play and Yale proved to be an impressive victor. And why not, aren’t these Bulldogs the same ones who went down to take on the mighty LSU Tigers and beat them in their own jungle?