So here we are, twenty Mondays from knowing who will be vying for the national championship in 2013. Yeah I know, let’s not rush ourselves to get there, right?¬†But remember how fast college baseball seasons go? Keep in mind kids, time only goes faster the older you get. So get ready to say, “Man, I can’t believe this season is already over.”
In that spirit, here’s our first of 20 Mondays to the title. Each Monday this season I’ll try to take a few minutes to review what happened over the weekend and what to look for in the week ahead. Sometimes it’ll be posted early on Monday, sometimes it’ll be posted late Monday night, all depending on my travel schedule and things I want to discuss. So bear with me as we go through the season. Either way, it’ll be a fun bunch of Mondays until the last Monday in June gets here.
To kick things off for this season, check out the first Baldcast of the year I posted above about the things I’m looking forward to in the next five months‚Ä¶
There’s your hateful, repugnant waste of seven minutes, Baldcast-style.
- ATHLON SPORTS.
As I had told you guys about before, Athlon magazine tabbed me to write their Top 25 with capsules for their preseason baseball magazine. It was just posted on the Athlon Sports site today.
One thing you might notice that is different is my write up of Florida State, which now doesn’t include a mention of soph pitcher Mike Compton, who just recently was lost for the season to Tommy John surgery. In fact, had we known about Compton’s injury earlier, dare I say I might’ve even dropped FSU down from my No. 11 spot in the rankings. I might’ve put teams like South Carolina, Oregon, Arizona and Louisville – my 12-through-15 – ahead of the Seminoles. Then again, we all had doom and gloom headed FSU’s way in last year’s preseason, only to see Mike Martin and Co. put it in our faces with a 50-win season that ended in Omaha.
- THE NAME.
Gotta give partial credit for the moniker “20 Mondays” to the late 80s band Twenty Mondays. They were kind of an atmospheric shoe-gazer type of band who had nearly no commercial success in the decade of excess. I believe they were from the Houston area‚Ä¶ I might be wrong. My brother’s ex-girlfriend used to dig ‘em and would play their songs from time to time on our Kenwood stereo CD player.
Here’s an audio clip of one of the few songs of theirs I ever heard called “The Twist Inside” Click on this link here.
As an FYI, I don’t believe the band ever made a video and I’m not even sure if they lasted into the 90s or not. If anyone has any info on Twenty Mondays, slap me back.