Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up, Eric began his college baseball musings in the mid-90s when the journalistic landscape of the sport was almost nil.
Giving in to his heavy addiction to the sport, Eric first began to cover college baseball for USA Today and would eventually write for outlets like CSTV, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, College Baseball Insider, SEBaseball.com and his current gigs with ESPN and with this College Baseball Today site.
Eric lives in the college baseball hot bed of Southern California, loves to surf, ski and play hockey, and was also the 7th runner-up in the "Most Interesting Man in the World" competition held by Dos Equis.
Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up, Eric began his college baseball musings in the mid-90s...Read More
Carlos Lopez walks back to the Titan dugout as the Bruins celebrate the big win behind him. The Tally So Far: Two CWS veterans – one old school, one more recent – scan their tickets for Omaha: LSU and UCLA, in that order. And yes, they “scan” their tickets now. No more “punching” them. [...]
A typical scenario on the Bases Loaded channel. They’re in the middle of bouncing around three different games, all of which have a bases-loaded situation.
One of the advantages of working for ESPN during the NCAA tournament is that you get all the tournament notes and stats from Jeremy Mills in the ESPN research department. So I just wanted to start tonight’s column with acknowledgement that Jeremy is THE MAN.
Central Arkansas players start doing the dogpile thing after taking down SLU.
For a while there, we thought we’d lost our Railsplitters.
Central Arkansas went from being in the Top 25 rankings at mid-season and beating teams like Mississippi State and Southern Miss, into a serious funk to fall way down into the 80s of the RPI. Well after an opening round loss in the SLC tourney, Coach Allen Gum’s troops rallied to go from a funk to downright funky, winning four straight to make the Southland a Bear Market for the Big Dance.
Let the dogpiles begin. Louisville actually did the dogpiling thing after beating Pitt for the third straight day and winning the Big East title. (Remember now, no injuries)
As the Foo Fighters would say, there goes my hero. On the last Saturday of the regular season for most conferences, today was full of heroes as games went down to the wire and regular season titles were up for grabs.
Reagan Fowler – the tallest of the Bluejay celebration – gets a lift after his RBI single won the game for CU over Rutgers in 11 innings.
With these four teams all hovering in at-large land of the RPI, this tournament almost feels like it could be a four-team Regional field. All good teams and all playing good, competitive games. Today was a pretty cool day in The O. And sure, it was a little on the long side too, since there were three games played.
Huggin’ it out. Dillon Peters gets some man-love from relief ace Corey Knebel as he exits the game in the 8th inning.
Since I wanted to make sure to watch the Final Four basketball games, I sat my fat butt on my couch today and didn’t go anywhere. And I’m glad I did. Among other things, I was finally able to see Texas up-close and in living color, and I saw them do what they do best, pitch like a mother and defend like they’ve got a moat around the diamond.