I attended a College World Series game. The best part was how I could almost see the players through all of the signs warning fans to stay off the field.
New signs cover the TD Ameritrade Park stands warning fans they are subject to arrest and a fine for going onto the field. Now this doesn’t apply to those in the luxury suites, who are allowed to chest-bump anyone who hits a homer.
At the CWS, a guy entered a couple of contests at Fan Fest, visited a beer garden, played a few games of ring toss, sampled cuisine from all over the world and then looked up in the middle of the seventh inning and said: “They play baseball here, too?”
We’re in the second week of the College World Series. I’ve heard so many baseball terms I want readers to know I’m writing this column on three days’ rest.
Welcome to the 2013 CWS, which stands for Can We Score? Please?
So few balls are hit deep that during one game when the wind was blowing in, MECA leased space on the warning track to a home show.
Saying TD Ameritrade Park favors pitchers is a little like saying that the Harlem Globetrotters have a slight advantage when they play the Washington Generals.
Indiana won its first CWS game ever. Confused, Hoosier fans tried to cut down the nets.
I wouldn’t say that success in the sport is new for Indiana, but its first-base coach is the baseball expert at Scheels.
Because LSU went 0-2 and was eliminated early, LSU fans said they’ll be sticking around Omaha partying until only mid-February.
UCLA tried to use the hidden ball trick against LSU. It didn’t work, perhaps due to the 26,000 people in purple in the stands shouting, “He’s still got the ball!”
In the first two CWS games of 2013, three runners were thrown out at home. Apparently they rounded third, saw the dugout, said to themselves, “College isn’t spelled with three L’s,” and were promptly tossed out.
How about that opportunistic UCLA team? A typical run is scored after a hitter is walked to first, reaches second on a throwing error, goes to third on a sacrifice bunt and then heads home on a balk.
And finally: A new CWS menu item called the Midwestern Monster consists of two Angus burgers with pulled pork, lots of cheese in the middle and fried onions. I believe the original recipe was by Dr. Kevorkian.