Monday, June 25, 2007

The Perfect Storm

Last year I wrote about OSU's improbable CWS win , this year was a lot more likely, nah not really -I can not write that with a straight face.

Darwin Barney actually said that we would have to work pretty hard to screw this up. Actually just get out of North Carolina's way and they will do that for you.

Its all about fundamentals, fielding a bunt, advancing a base or laying down a bunt. Well in a way it is, but a better analogy could be made comparing OSU baseball this year to the great snowstorm of 1995.

Last year the Tar Heels tried stealing home in the bottom of the eight in the deciding game and this year they tried to garner momentum by talking an extra base being four runs down. It is against conventional baseball wisdom but probably was the perfect thing to do.

First and third and two outs in the seventh for NC and a ball was ripped into the left field corner and off the bat I mentally had the score tied, but the ball (may I say bullet) went right to the left fielder. He did not have to move.

Somewhere in middle

America Get right to the heart of matters
It's the heart that matters more
I think you better turn your ticket in
And get your money back at the door

Because the Tar Heels ran into the Perfect Storm.

And that implores desperate matters.

Once again I salute North Carolina for sending the runner four runs down.
What else you going to do...

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