Distiller’s Dozen – Distilling Down the Supers

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 6th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 10

Been a while since I’ve done the Distiller’s Dozen trick. So let’s get this thing kicked off in fine fashion… or in angry fashion depending on which team you’re pulling for and how maniacally crazy your fan following is.

 
 

From the StitchHead Studios… On My Couch

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on May 30th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 5

ESPNstitch

First off, we’ve got to give a large pat on the back to our Mother Ship. Go ahead, pat ‘em so hard you leave a red mark. ESPN deserves our gratitude for further expanding the coverage of the NCAA tournament this coming weekend.

 

As you all know by now, the Bristol-based money-printers will be televising all 16 Regional sites and also implementing the Bases Loaded feature, which will have Kyle Peterson in studio directing the conversation on what’s going on and switching between games to catch all the big moments of the day.

 
 

Bushwick Bill welcomes you Stitch-Heads to Houston

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 0

 

A legal midget, Bushwick Bill used to perform wearing an eye patch... which was obviously a good thing.

He may be a Stitch-Head now, but Bushwick Bill used to perform wearing an eye patch… which was obviously a good thing.

I’m in Houston. Made it here fine. Back to my old stomping grounds of Reckling Park where Rice is hosting the Conference USA tournament.

 

Houston is also famous for the Johnson Space Center, the Astrodome, the Gallery Furniture Dot Com Bowl and of course, that midget Bushwick Bill and his awful 90′s rap group the Geto Boys. Do you remember them? “Gangsta” rap out of Houston.

 
 

A Baldcast and A Whole Lotta Balderdash

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on May 16th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 5

Beyond the highly-informative and always-entertaining Baldcast, here’s what else went on in college baseball today… read on.

 
 

Weekend Preview – With a little New York Review first.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on May 9th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 4

 

MCU Ballpark at Coney Island. Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the City University of New York Athletic Conference tournament.

MCU Ballpark at Coney Island. Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the City University of New York Athletic Conference tournament.

Before I get to the usual Thursday preview stuff, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention going to see the College of Staten Island and Baruch College of NYC play a second round game at the CUNYAC – the City University of New York Athletic Conference – Tournament which was being held in Coney Island, which was on my way to JFK airport and my flight back to Los Angeles.

 
 

LSU Dampens Florida’s Spirits, 3-2.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on May 2nd, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 2

 

Okay guys. Small apology here.

 

This thing is a little on the late side. But hopefully you’ll dig it either way.

 

Commander Cody. Spinning a good yarn vs. Florida on Thursday night.

Commander Cody. LSU’s Cody Glenn shown here spinning a good yarn vs. Florida on Thursday night.

I wrote most of this write up from the Thursday night Florida-LSU game at the stadium after the game. Then I went to my buddies house to finish it before hitting the rack to rest my bones. But lo and behold, there is not a reliable wireless signal there – damn him. Then, this morning I had to haul ass down to New Orleans to catch a flight to New York, so I didn’t get a chance to post this. But now as I post pictures and put the finishing touches on this thing, I’m in the middle of Bryant Park in bustling Manhattan and I’ve finally got an internet signal to finish this column.

 
 

Weekend Preview – music by the Bakersfield Sound

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 25th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 1

All three of Bakersfield's local TV stations showed up to cover the RoadRunners game with Fresno State on Tuesday. This is head coach Bill Kernen getting his prime-time on.

All three of Bakersfield’s local TV stations showed up to cover the RoadRunners game with Fresno State on Tuesday. This is head coach Bill Kernen getting his prime-time on.

Gonna be a big weekend ahead. Was an interesting mid-week too.

 

Let’s get this thing goin’…

 
 

The Weekend Preview – The Stretch Run Starts.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 18th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 3

 

Nebraska has gotten hot, with the help of Dylan Vogt (#26) and Blake Headley (#22), who played key roles in sweeping No. 10 Arkansas this week.

Watch out for these guys down the stretch in May: Nebraska has gotten hot, with the help of Dylan Vogt (#26) and Blake Headley (#22), who played key roles in sweeping No. 10 Arkansas this week.

It’s just the times we live in.

 

I think I’ve come to hate that phrase.

 

It runs the gamut from cell phone texting, to endless lawsuits, to Facebook, to single parent homes, to terrorist bombings. Good or bad, they’re part of the times we live in.

 
 

Weekend Preview – A New Pope & Mean New Cardinals.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 11th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 1

Rick Pitino makes good on his promise to get a tattoo following the national title.

Rick Pitino makes good on his promise to get a tattoo following the national title.

 

It’s pretty good to be Louisville right now.

 

Your basketball team just won its third national title. Your women’s team just made it to the national title game. Your football team ran circles around Florida to win the Sugar Bowl to finish 11-2 and will have a preseason top 10 team this coming fall. And now, your softball team is ranked No. 11 and – most importantly – your baseball team is ranked No. 12.

 
 

Weekend Preview… and a whole lot more.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on April 5th, 2013 in Thursday Thoughts Comments: 5

Northeastern base-runner Michael Foster eluded the tag of UMass 3rd baseman Nick Sanford. Somehow, despite what you see in the pic here, Foster was not called out of the basepaths by the umpiring crew and would go on to score what would be the game-winning run.

Northeastern base-runner Michael Foster eluded the tag of UMass 3rd baseman Nick Sanford. Somehow, despite what you see in the pic here, Foster was not called out of the basepaths by the umpiring crew and would go on to score what would be the game-winning run.

Before we get to the heavy dose of college baseball stuff, lemme rant a little on the Rutgers situation.