It's now official. Cards baseball has taken over my fore-brain. This morning I woke up, and the first thing that came into my mind was, "Gee, I wonder if the baseball team won?"
Alright, maybe I didn't say "Gee" and I was tied up last night, so I didn't get to see any scores, but the "Dan McDonnell Nine" have officially got me thinking about getting out the 'ole glove and throwing a few around the backyard. Now don't think less of me (hard to do), but baseball has been pretty much the furthest sport from my mind since I was passed over for the middle school all-star team (Middletown Recreation, if you're in need, i'm still interested). I enjoy a Bats game at Slugger Field every once in a (thirsty thursday) while, and make the occasional Cleveland Indians game with my in-laws, but this marks the first time that I really want to go watch a UofL baseball game. Going back to the super-regional for the 2nd time in 3 years, this team has a chance to be really special.
Quick, name any baseball player from any other Cardinals team pre-2007.......I couldn't. The Cardinal Nine's starting lineup are beginning to become household names like TWill and Brian Brohm. Chris Dominguez, Andrew Clark, Phil Wunderlich, Justin Marks, etc. These guys are making headlines, not only in Louisville, but across the nation. I congratulate Dan McDonnell and Tom Jurich for bringing college baseball to the forefront of Cardinal Athletics. We finally have something to take the sting off of the post-basketball, pre-football stretch that is summer in Louisville.
Go Cards. Hit 'em like Rock 'n Jock baseball on MTV.