Friday, February 22, 2008

Cruel and unusual punishment

This is just downright mean. And I don't even know what I'm being punished for...but I'm pretty sure this punishment is unconstitutional.

Apparently it's because my hometown (and yours if you too live in Fresno or the surrounding San Joaquin Valley) has better weather than most other areas of the country. So the NCAA decided the great college baseball teams of the West aren't allowed to start until late February this season (so they don't get a unfair advantage that schools back east and up north who have colder weather don't).

And now look what happens. After last weekend's warm, sunbathing bliss, Opening Day for the No. 18 Diamond 'Dogs is finally here and Fresno (one of the dry cities of America) is experiencing monsoon rains that threaten to cancel this special day and cause fans to wait even longer to see their 'Dogs.

Thanks a lot NCAA. You took our Alumni Game, and about four weeks of could-be baseball greatness. And I want it back!


  1. Spoke too soon, Oh blogger friend...

    Game was only delayed and the grounds crew worked their hineys off to get the water off the field...

    Enjoy the game!

  2. Not sure how I spoke too soon?

    I still think it was cruel and unusual punishment and didn't appreciate freezing through nine innings tonight. And a loss :(

    The freshmen better have shaken those jitters tonight, 'cause we're gonna need 'em the rest of the weekend.

  3. The NCAA needs to speak to GOD before allowing our team to compete in Wisconsin Weather. We lost again because of the weather. The only memorable thing about the double header, was watching Goodwin's number getting retired.


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