Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A little sadness

The College World Series is usually the best NCAA national event in which fans of mid-majors can truly feel their chosen team has a chance.

That reasoning is why watching UC Irvine get knocked out of the CWS on Wednesday night made it a little sadder than just your run-of-the-mill elimination.

With the Anteaters headed home to the OC, there are no true mid-majors left. Face it, in baseball, Rice, a member of Conference USA, is a power, not a Cinderella.

Now with three teams remaining in Omaha we have the defending champ (Oregon State), the runner-up from a year ago (North Carolina) and a champ of recent vintage (Rice, 2003).

Oh well, looks like Cinderella's gonna have to wait again.


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