Call to the Pen: College World Series worth a look
Jamie Shell / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the record, I need to begin this edition of the Call with a disclaimer/confession: I am a baseball junkie.
If there is a baseball game anywhere near a cable channel, whether a live West Coast Cincinnati Reds baseball game still playing at 1 a.m., a 3 a.m. replay of an Atlanta Braves game I missed earlier in the evening, a college game replayed on a regional network from two weeks earlier, a live high school game in the back country of Montana or the championship game of the Little League World Series, I put down the remote and I watch.
Baseball has been in my blood for decades.
Now that I cleared the air, I admit that I am stoked about this year’s college baseball World Series. A pair of ACC schools (North Carolina and N.C. State) made the final eight-team double-elimination tournament in Omaha, Neb., in addition to a future ACC school (Louisville). Perennial power LSU and recent back-to-back champion Oregon State are in the field, while Mississippi State, UCLA and Indiana make up the remainder of the bracket.
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