College World Series 2017: Bracket and schedule for Omaha set
The College World Series proper commences this weekend in Omaha, Neb., and just eight teams survive from the original field of 64. Five national seeds are still alive: No. 1 Oregon State, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 TCU, and No. 7 Louisville weathered the regional and super regional rounds, with the Beavers having yet to lose a game in the tournament.
No. 2 overall national seed North Carolina got bounced out of their Chapel Hill regional after losing twice to tournament upstart Davidson, who in turn went on to lose to Texas A&M in the College Station super. The Wildcats were thoroughly outmatched against the Aggies, whose pitching staff and power hitting soon muzzled the underdogs.
It includes both the words Now that my charges have been dropped and an awesome picture, so maybe it isn’t the best deterrent. But there are words of caution:
In case you ignore my advice above and decide to run the field anyway, PLEASE DO NOT STREAK. DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF. They will add on additional charges, and from what I’ve heard, they are not one bit pretty.
Welcome back to SB Nation’s series of the teams that are bad at filling positions around the ol’ baseball diamond. If you’re a glass-half-full kind of person, you can call this a series of the teams that are great at filling these positions. But as the planet burns and we sink deeper into the cosmic tar, I prefer to laugh at incompetence.
Mayne was a 32-year-old catcher who had never pitched in his life. Not in little league. Not in college. He was in the game because of a minor skirmish that led to a Rockies pitcher getting unexpectedly ejected. He had to face the Braves, including Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones, in extra innings. And he had to do it in Coors Field in 2000, which might have been the toughest place to pitch in baseball history.