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Upside Down Man Strikes Again

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OMAHA–The last time I saw Upside Down Man was during a rain delay at the Myrtle Beach regional last June, when St. John’s first baseman Ryan Mahoney cracked up his […]

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Thompson Heads To Starkville

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As we hinted yesterday on the College Blog, another Southeastern Conference assistant coaching job has been filled, as Mississippi State hired Butch Thompson as its pitching coach. Thompson, as you […]

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Sights And Sounds Of A Delay

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OMAHA–I had a little extra time on my hands this evening, what with the pouring rain and the lightning and all, so I figured I’d head down to the field […]

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Blame It On The Rain

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OMAHA–Word just came down that another lightning strike at 6:50 CT will push the resumption time back another 30 minutes, but officials don’t really expect that to matter, because it’s […]

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Mother Nature Calls Timeout

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OMAHA–Just when it looked like Blake Martin was on the verge of utter self-destruction, Mother Nature intervened. A mandatory 30-minute delay for lightning was called at 6:27 p.m. If there’s […]

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Clouds Gather To The North

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OMAHA–The forecast is ominous for tonight’s Louisiana State-North Carolina elimination game, and so is the sky. Storm clouds have gathered to the north, out beyond the center-field fence, and strong, […]

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Birthday Presents From Rosenblatt

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OMAHA–Memo to college baseball coaches: If you’re going to work so hard that you don’t have time to get your wife a birthday present, you’d darn well better gift-wrap her […]

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Happy Anniversary, Erik Davis

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Erik Davis got the win for Stanford last night, and the senior righthander improved to 8-3, 4.70. He leads his team in innings pitched, wins and strikeouts, and he ran […]

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Top Seed Goes Down

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OMAHA–Miami tried to rally late, but it was too little, too late. The Hurricanes left runners in scoring position in the ninth for the third straight inning and fell 8-3 […]

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Miami’s Last Gasp?

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OMAHA–Miami has slowly cut into Stanford’s lead, whittling it down from seven runs to five with single runs in the seventh and eighth. But the Hurricanes squandered golden opportunities in […]

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Stanford Breaks It Open

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OMAHA–Miami’s greatest strengths are its powerful offense and air-tight defense, and both of those things have deserted the ‘Canes so far today. After Sean Ratliff’s home run, an error by […]

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Ratlift-off

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OMAHA–Sean Ratliff is the Chris Dominguez of the 2008 CWS. Like Louisville’s Dominguez a year ago, Ratliff might have the most raw power of any hitter out here, and he […]

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Davis Does It

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OMAHA–Erik Davis extracted himself from that first-and-second, no-outs jam unscathed. After Jemile Weeks’ popped-up bunt, Davis struck out Yonder Alonso and Mark Sobolewski. Alonso now has three strikeouts in a […]

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That’s It For Sandbrink

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OMAHA–So much for all that speculation about Danny Sandbrink outlasting Enrique Garcia. After Satndbrink issued a leadoff walk to Yasmani Grandal here in the fifth, Stanford went to senior righthander […]

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Nazario Warming Up

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OMAHA–Just to update the previous item, Eric Erickson is not available today for Miami, and neither is David Gutierrez, who left Monday’s game against Florida State after taking a line […]

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Robbin’ Raben

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OMAHA–Miami right fielder Dennis Raben might have supplanted Stanford catcher Jason Castro as the best defensive performer so far in the CWS. Raben already made a number of terrific catches […]

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Overrated? Really?

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OMAHA–Stanford fans are asking for trouble. After Danny Sandbrink struck out Yonder Alonso for the second time on another hard sinker down below the strike zone, a pocket of Cardinal […]

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Miami Sets The Tone

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OMAHA–The reason I liked Miami so much heading into the CWS was its balance. The Hurricanes aren’t just a bunch of mashers; they play great defense and have a lot […]

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