Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up . . .
Okay Stitch-Heads, here’s the latest from Mike Rooney and I on the coolest Baldcast in the country… Nay, the coolest baldcast in the entire world. Best Line: Roons on Virginia coach Brian O’Connor, “It’s been a huge advantage at Virginia to keep his staff together. It says a lot about Brian O’Connor, who deserves [...]
As you know, most of our nation’s attention turns to the numerous victims in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas that were ravaged by an incredibly powerful F4 twister that flattened everything it its considerable path.
Growing up in Omaha, I still have PTSD from hearing the tornado sirens go off in the spring and scurrying down to the basement and huddling under our industrial-sized work bench.
It’s Don Ho time. “Tiny bubbles” are floating around everywhere in college baseball at this time of year. It almost seems like with this new RPI formula and the rewarding of road wins, the teams “on the bubble” are more numerous (and more diversified) than ever.
I couldn’t help but notice all the good relief stints that occurred in college baseball tonight, several of which were on the tube. And also several of which had big NCAA Tournament implications. So I hope you don’t mind that I did a little write-up and running commentary below.
A good bud of mine, Mike Groce, who is a radio host in Phoenix who has me on his show from time to time during the baseball season, sent me a link to an article from the Denver Post regarding this writer’s assertion that Colorado and Colorado State need to bring back baseball to their respective athletic departments.
If you want to check it out, click here.
Mike Rooney and I do the weekly thing and we think we got it nailed down pretty good once again. We recorded this on Thursday night and not our usual Wednesday night. Sorry ’bout that. But as usual, we hope you dig it. Let us know what you think, guys and dolls:
As you guys might recall, my highlight of the weekend was seeing the first NCAA tournament spot officially get grabbed by Columbia University as the Lions took down Dartmouth in two straight games on Saturday in New York City.
But Satow Stadium remains one of the oddest stadiums I’d ever seen.
Grateful Dead-like, it’s going to be a long and strange trip this weekend. From Dingerville to Dogpiles, and Bayou Bashers to Burning on the Bowery. I hope to see some great baseballâ€¦ and some rock-n-roll history as well.
I’m off to the Big Apple this weekend. Gonna go see who gets the first tux fitting for the Big Dance. And while I’m there, I hope to see some of the famous punk venues on the Lower East Side, home to places like CBGB’s, Cafe Wha? and the Bowery Ballroom. It’s Dartmouth and Columbia for the Ivy League title. A best-of-three that will take place a few stops up the A-line from where I’ll be staying in a friend of mine’s apartment in SoHo.
Here’s the newest breath of fresh air from Eric Sorenson and Mike Rooney.
Hope you guys dig it. It’s one of the best Baldcasts in recorded history.
A COUPLE THINGS I FORGOT TO POST.
Here’s a couple things I meant to post to my site from last weekend. I posted them on Twitter (What, you don’t follow me on Twitter? Gah!), but I’m posting them now.
WHISKEY AT THE BIG TIDDY.
As I posted on Twitter last weekend, when the NCAA isn’t there, TD Ameritrade Park actually sells freakin’ WHISKEY! I ain’t kidding either. Here’s a picture of the booze they sell for seven bucks a shot:
THE OLD ROSENBLATT
In case you were wondering, I stopped by the old Rosenblatt Stadium site while I was there in Omaha… it’s now mostly a parking lot with the skeleton of the old scoreboard and the fair poles still in place.
You like being whipped?
I bet you do you naughty little gimp.
No. No. I’m kidding. That’s not the kind of whipping I’m talking about here. How about this instead: So during football season, do you like to go on the NFL Network and get the “whip-around” to all the big plays and exciting finishes before they happen? Then stay tuned Stitch-Heads ‘coz the Whip Around is coming to college baseball this coming post-season.
And who’s holding the bull whip, ready to give you welts on your back in the name of college baseball? Kyle Peterson.