- GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
I love this time of year for sports viewing.
Women’s College World Series is on (watching fastpitch is seriously underrated, those games are very entertaining IMO), the NCAA baseball tournament is underway, the NHL playoffs, MLB season in full swing, the PGA Championship a couple weeks ago and US Open in a couple weeks, and even the NBA playoffs (a distant last place for viewing for me among these options, but still light-years better than regular season).
My son’s baseball team is playing in the Battle of Omaha the end of June, same times as the CWS. I have been through Omaha in the summer when I was a kid with my Dad in his semi truck and the baseball fields lights were things of dreams for this Northern MN boy. Now in our first year of travel ball, we get to go down there and I am taking him to a game, don’t care about the cost of tickets. It won’t be the same as Rosenblatt would have been, but the CWS energy is so awesome!
I have a ton of fond memories of watching the CWS as a kid. We could get 10 packs of bleacher seats good for any game for $30 and the atmosphere was electric. One year both Nebraska and Creighton made it too so the place went nuts only they both got eliminated very early on.
This is more of a “things that stick in your craw” but the main reason I don’t watch college baseball is the aluminum bats. I can’t stand the sound they make. #getoffmylawn
The new BBCOR bats (well, not “new” anymore, they changed the rules back in 2012-2013ish) don’t have quite the obnoxious PING that the old aluminum ones had. All these bats are composite bats now so the sound is less high pitched (some makers have brought the ping back a bit but it’s less obnoxious than it used to be IMO).