Hey college baseball addicts. Slight delay in their posting of them, but here is the latest ESPN Power Rankings I promised. Click your mouse here. As expected, mid-majors like Louisiana, Sam Houston State and Seton Hall made huge jumps onto the national stage and national powers Texas, Ole Miss and UCLA had impressive weeks and [...]
After driving over to Arizona today I almost forgot about the gibberish… I mean, the Super Fine Friendly and Fresh college baseball copy I wrote for the MotherShip last night. The weekend preview got posted on their College Sports page today. Here it is if you wanna check it out Holmes.
Okay people, here’s the latest blabberfest from Mike Rooney and I. Hope you guys dig it.
Hey dudes and dudettes. Here’s the latest lagniappe, including my stab at the Top 20 for the WorldWide Leader, a Q&A with North Dakota State’s Tod Brown and my weekend wrap-up of what happened in college hockey. All good. All informative. All for you.
Okay StitchHeads, here’s the deal. As I mentioned to you guys the other day in the State of the Union address, because of my college hockey writing duties, I won’t be doing my normal “20 Mondays” type of column. But I am back to doing a weekly Power Ranking for ESPN, like I did in 2011 and 2012, so I’m including those rankings here.
Johnny Rosenblatt is my father. Annie Savoy is my mother. And I’m their bastard son.
Before we get to the business at hand, it bears noting that this is officially Year Six of this thing we call College Baseball Today dot com. Let’s give some kudos to Easton, the finest brand and the biggest fans of our sport, for letting me start this pirate ship of a college baseball site where we can have honest, critical discussion of our sport without having to cower to political correctness and formulaic writing.
This time around we’ve got 302 teams in Division 1 baseball to keep track of. And as you guys know it doesn’t really make sense to just rank the top 25 teams and leave out the 277 other teams who compete out there. So here is this year’s all-inclusive 302-team Power Ranking as I see it.
Here’s how the college baseball stars align in 2014
Okay StitchHeads, Here’s Mike Rooney and I doing our thing. Today, we talk about the first day of practice, some new coaches in new places, our crazy drunk uncle picks for the national title, some new baseball venues and how we are the greatest Baldcasters in history.
Check it out here:
For the past few weeks I’ve had to sit through the numbing amount of college football bowl games. It got me thinking, even though I make my living writing about both sports, there are so many reasons why I like college baseball so much more than college football. About halfway through the meaningless Pinstripe Bowl – another bowl game played in front of a half-empty stadium – and I decided to start listing all my reasons why our sport of college baseball is better. See if you agree.
There are certain “required readings” in college baseball, especially since there aren’t that many stitched-ball writers out there to begin with. As you guys know, I’m deep into the college football thing this time of year, so I’m usually dragging ass to get something posted for baseball.
But I’ve always appreciated the good work of Aaron Fitt, he puts his all into college baseball. During the off-season, when articles are few and far between, I always appreciate when he posts something. Last week, Aaron wrote up a Fall Notebook on the BA site that is certainly worth reading.
The only problem is now that Aaron has moved from SoCal back to North Carolina, his notebook forgot to include much west coast love – outside of Cal State Fullerton and UNLV. So, in the spirit of fair-and-balanced coverage, I thought it would be important for me to take the reigns and get the West Coast version of the Fall Notebook up for you guys.
Man, this college football thing is getting out of hand. We’re only two weeks into the season and already, scandal, allegations, suspensions, poor sportsmanship, bad refereeing and awful fan-dom are already running rampant. (Is it freaking baseball season yet?) Here’s an example …
Here are 13 things that crossed my mind…