The Lusitania, the Andrea Dorea, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Titanic. We’ve seen some major shipwrecks in our modern sea-faring times. But the MMS Cowbell might rank right up there as one of the worst. Mississippi State came to the Hi Corbett Classic on a seven-game winning streak, looking like the Dogs had straightened [...]
I had almost forgotten that this was Alice Cooper’s hometown. The shock-rocker turned golf addict was originally Vincent Furnier and from Phoenix, where he ran track in high school and played little league baseball, much to the delight of his preacher father.
Thankfully, then rock-n-roll took control of his life. And he and his bandmates became the live act that would change the industry. Performers like KISS, Motley Crue and Marilyn Manson owe their careers to the master of the macabre with the black eye makeup.
Lets see, the last time we saw UCLA, they were grabbing early leads, pitching like madmen and just constricting teams to death in Omaha. So much so, they were causing some people to want to change the ball, lower the mound, bring in the fences and powerize the bats in our fair sport. I think there were even some wanting to allow the free use of human growth hormones in order to increase the offense.
Tonight, guess what? Yep, I saw nearly the same thing from the Sons of Westwood. An early lead is held for the rest of the game thanks to some solid starting pitching, steady defense and a late-game appearance by super-closer David Berg.
Here’s how you know it was a good opening day… it took me till almost noon before I realized it was VanHalentine’s Day. You know, that day that Hallmark created and over-marketed in your face for years in order to sell a lot of flowers, chocolates and cards to weak backboned dudes who feared for their life if they didn’t buy something for their sweetheart in order to keep them happy. Pfft. Pussy-whipped lemmings.
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.