It’s been a bit of a crazy couple of weeks for me, between my social life, work life and following the Commodores down in Nashvegas and, starting in a few hours, Omaha. I’ve been strapped for time and haven’t really had a chance to update things on here, both baseball related and otherwise (e.g., Michelle Bachmann being the greatest threat to American liberty, Hangover II being good but not great, how awesome White Lies was in concert, a couple of fun books I’m reading, and how amazing Game of Thrones has been).
This will be my last weekend traveling the nation with the Vandy boys on their way to a national title. I hope to post some thoughts from my travels at some point next week and get back into a regularly scheduled program of posting.
The final game of the SEC season pitted the two teams I considered the best at the start of the year. Unfortunately, Florida was better that day. Photo courtesy Mike Rapp of VandySports.com.
Well it was quite the amazing regular season. Vandy ended up as tri-champs of the SEC regular season, but came up just short in Hoover, falling to Florida in the championship game after storming past Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas. Vandy also fell just short of a number 1 ranking, finishing 2nd in the final coaches’ and baseball writers’ polls and third in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball rankings. The team moves on to the Nashville Regional with a national seed in hand and Oklahoma State, Troy and Belmont coming to the Hawk.
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Indeed, thanks to the help of College Baseball Daily, for whom I will be covering the Nashville Regional, I’ll be carrying a press pass down to the regional this weekend. Look for some posts by me on the mother ship website of NCAA Baseball coverage this weekend. I’ll also have tickets in hand, so I intend to spend some time in the stands this weekend, but with temperatures forecast in the 90s, I’m not to ashamed to shirk the heat and head up to the press box to cover the game alongside VandySports.com’s Chris Lee. It should be a great weekend.