What’s the deal with college baseball. Why no coverage? Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather watch some college kids rip it out and run the bases, than watch the Yankees and the Red Sox on ESPN Monday Night Baseball for a 6,000,000th time. You know?
I love college baseball, but I know where to find it. Most people don’t. The game has improved by leaps and bounds with the advent of the BBCOR bat technology. The teams can keep cost down, improve safety and get the performance that is similar to the woodies used at the next level. All that is to say, the game is better than it has ever been. And over the past 10 days, the College World Series baseball tournament was played, as it is annually, in Omaha, Nebraska. But how would you have known that–nobody in mainstream sports media mentioned it over the weekend.
The South Carolina Gamecocks were attempting to 3-peat–a rare feat in any sport during this modern era–and the team worked their way into the final of the CWS to face PAC-12 powerhouse, and perhaps the most underrated team in the nation, Arizona. The Cocks and the Cats…and no real media coverage. Sure, the games are on the ESPN family of networks, but with LeBron James scoring his first NBA title, apparently there was nothing else worth watching…seriously…the Cocks…and the Cats…
Arizona handled business. They were, without a doubt, the best team in the tournament. They sprinted through the elimination rounds, and became only the 3rd team to go undefeated in CWS play, along with LSU and Texas, going 5-0 in Omaha.
The 2012 tournament field once again displayed the dominance of the PAC-12 and SEC in NCAA Baseball, and dropped a few names that will undoubtedly excel at the next level.