Well the Cavaliers are champions of the ACC Baseball world. Stunning the 8 team field as the 6 seed, the Cavs pulled off two come from behind wins, demolished the UNC Tar Holes, and beat Florida State in dramatic fashion to take home the hardware. It was awesome to follow and made me proud to be an alumni of the program. It’s going to be an even better feeling after they advance out of their regional.
How on earth is the selection committee going to send the seventh ranked team in the country to Irvine, CA, and set them up in the most difficult region the field has to offer. The fact that the Cavs did not recieve a bid to host a regional when they were ranked number 16 was a crime in itself. Then they go out and win the ACC Championship sporting a record of 43-12-1. And they get rewarded for their efforts with a 2 seed across the country. Awesome.
Enough of that. It was just a little bit of a shock to return home from rehab only to watch the selection special on ESPN that I recorded to see that they got the short end of the stick. It was good to see however, that the team has been doing so well on this road trip. Maybe this is going to be my role this summer. Just sit back and enjoy the ride? Stay out of it as much as I can?
On a serious note, I already miss playing a lot. Especially with this group of guys. It’s a fun team to be a part of – there’s a good chemistry that’s really starting to form and give the team some character. Hopefully they can keep rackin’ up the W’s until I get back and we can play well into September. ’Til then I’ll hone in my xBox skills and watch way too much CSI: NY.
Oh, yea. Hope you enjoyed your Monday off ladies and gentlemen. It’s called Memorial Day for a reason so take a second or two to remember those who have made the sacrifices that give us the everyday freedoms we sometimes take for granted.