Ugh. Crappy day in the Carolinas, as witnessed by the radar above. So the opening games of the South Carolina-North Carolina and Rice-North Carolina State Super Regionals being lost to weather means that only two games were played today. But they were two really good games to take in.
Today was simply a very, very cool day in the history of college baseball. Thanks you Bases Loaded. It was a long day, but I thought it was pretty interesting to be given the keys to the ESPNU twitter page and turn ESPN into Eric Sorenson’s Propaganda Network once again. It seemed to work out well, as there was a lot of interest and added a lot of new followers. Not much more to tell about that gig, just know it turned out well. Meanwhile, here’s a quick write-up of the day…
If tonight’s write-up is a little on the short side, don’t blame me. Blame uber-Rice baseball fan Don Greive.
Don came up to me on Thursday night during the Rice-UCF game and said, “Hey Eric, I don’t know if you have to be at every game while you’re here, but Soundgarden is playing in downtown tomorrow night if you’re interested.”
DAMN!… my readers know me better than I do.
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.
I’m tired of terminals, security checks, friskings, overpriced airport bar drinks, sitting next to the guy wearing flip-flops with the yellow toenails. It was time to get in my ’64 Dodge Dart with the primer’d front fender and coat-hanger for an antennae and make this weekend a road trip.
First stop: the Big West showdown between Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly up in the Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo.
I love Oregon. I really do.
Everything is freakin’ lush, green and beautiful. I don’t see any graffiti. I don’t see any razor wire over the street signs, I don’t see any dead shrubs and weeds along the freeways. And it’s got some kick-ass college baseball.