The Book of Mike

"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Monday, June 27, 2005

CWS Ends

College baseball season is now over, as Texas swept Florida in the championship round. While I'm relieved that the Gators didn't take home the title this year, I would have liked to have seen one last game played tonight. Oh well. February isn't that far away.

In other college sports news (editorials really), Dan LeBatard wrote a piece over the weekend about how the transgressions of University of Miami athletes (those who have already left the school) seem to reflect more directly on the University than similar misdeeds of athletes from former schools.

It's an interesting piece. There are some factual errors - for instance Jon Vilma and D.J. Williams did not leave school early. Many attribute this phenomenon with Miami's athletes to it seeming that while athletes from former schools go on to become "former Tar Heels" or "former Buckeyes" no one becomes a former Cane. Once you become a Hurricane, you're a Hurricane for life. I guess because of that you sometimes have to take the bad along with the good.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:47 AM, June 29, 2005, Blogger wiggins said…

    I cannot tell you how glad I am that the Gators did not win it.

    I may be a "Former Seminole" - but I will never stop hating the Gators...

     

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