Monday, June 26, 2006

Nice Flippin' Play!


The Tar Heels won every game....except the Final two games played in the 2006 College Baseball season.  They had a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series with Oregon State.

The pitching had a bad night on Sunday....losing 11-7.  Then they committed FOUR errors in this final game.  And the last error was a doozy.

In the 8th inning...there were two outs and no one on.  Then a walk.  Then a bloop single.  Then, to get out of the inning, the Heels got a grounder to second which Bryan Steed threw into the first base dugout.  A run scores....the game winning run.

I'm a die hard fan of the Redskins, Tar Heels, Lakers and Reds....and I don't remember the last time I was so bent in a title tilt like this.  Sure, the 1984 Super Bowl and the 1989 NBA Finals were pissers....but those events weren't really even close.  Neither was the 2004 NBA Finals.  But, to lose the championship on a throwing error FROM SECOND BASE in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th inning just behooves me. 

My wife can back this up.  Sitting there, I kept saying "don't screw this up....don't screw this up".  The bouncer to 2nd came and I said "cool, we're out of it!".  I meant the inning....not the game!  He threw it to the dugout and, again, I said "we screwed this up".

1 comment:

monponsett said...

Try watching the ball dribble through the second baseman's legs, then get back to me in 2086.