Monday, May 31, 2010
The Greatest College Tournament Starts This Week
That may seem like a biased headline...We won't lie...it is. We aren't going to apologize for our love for college baseball. We like this NCAA tournament more than the BCS and March Madness.
Tomorrows future stars will be on display for everyone to see over the next few weeks. I have been going to Omaha to watch the World Series since the 70's and I have never looked back. This tournament just gets better and better.
ESPN is getting better and better with its coverage, but I still think the networks underestimate the sports consumer. You put every round/every game of this on ESPN and cut between regionals like they do in basketball and "they most certainly will come".
There are some games that are being streamed via CBS sports on the internet. But the great college game deserves more. This is a game that has in recent years given us players like Evan Longoria, David Price, Joba Chamberlain, Pat Burrell, J.P. Howell, Ryan Garko, J.D. Drew, Jason Varitek, Troy Glaus, Khalil Greene, Lance Berkman, David Eckstein, Huston Street, Todd Helton, Eric Byrnes, Buster Posey and many more. They all competeted in this tourney and may have not reached the type of success they had in the majors without it.
So set your Tivo or other recording device to catch all of the action. If your son has dreams of playing baseball at the next level...this tournament is a good start to get excited about playing college ball.