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June 11, 2010



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Here we go

The series we wanted

No excuses


Ohio State round table says Jacory is for real, Miami is toughest team they will face

Now as summer steadily approaches and spring football is in the rear view mirror, there is still quite a bit to be discussed. And, of course, the BuckeyeGrove.com staff all has their own individual ways of looking at things.

The next thing we take a look at and debate is who Ohio State's best opponent is next year. Check out the latest Roundtable question below.

Jacory Harris and the Canes will be a tough team to beat early in the season.
Roundtable Question 6: Which team is the best squad on Ohio State's schedule this year?

Kevin Noon, Managing Editor

This question can really be looked at two different ways when you think about it. Does Ohio State's best opponent mean the best team that they will face on paper or does it mean the best team that they will face in a matter of match-up problems? Ultimately I would have to say all things considered that the Miami Hurricanes are the best team that Ohio State will face but will be the easiest of the three games that are mentioned for this question.

The Canes are a fast team with a lot of wildcard type of weapons. But the team will also play into Ohio State's hands based on several of the questions that still surround the team. Iowa and Wisconsin are not going to overwhelm you with flashy athletes, the two teams just play very sound fundamental football and both programs do a good to great job of getting the most out of the athletes that they both bring in respectively.

Jacory Harris will be the most gifted quarterback that the Buckeyes will face all season and he comes with his own set of problems to defend while the Canes will also bring the best WR corps that the Buckeyes will face. But When it comes down to all three games I believe Ohio State will win the Miami game by the largest margin of the trio.

Ari Wasserman, Staff Writer

Usually all you have to do is look for the most anticipated game on the schedule to figure out who the best team is. This season when it comes to Ohio State, that certainly seems to work. While Ohio State has big games against Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and of course Michigan, the most anticipated game on the schedule is the Miami game.

Maybe it is because Miami has some recent history and people usually enjoy the non-conference schedule a little more, but this could be the biggest threat to Ohio State's quest for a national title this season. And it comes early.

While many would make the argument that Wisconsin poses a bigger threat, I think that threat is more due to the situation of the game. It is at home at one of the most hostile places to play in the country and the Badgers always play Ohio State tough in Madison. However, tough places to get a win doesn't necessarily equate to the best team.

John Clay and the Badgers won't let Ohio State escape Madison with an easy win.
When looking at Miami and quarterback Jacory Harris, it would be hard to argue otherwise. Ohio State has some good competition on its schedule this year, but the Canes should be the best team Ohio State faces all year.

Andy McLachlan, Staff Writer

As the favorite to win the Big Ten once again, the Buckeyes have their share of softies and challenges on the schedule. Their toughest non-conference foe comes into town September 11 while their other most notable opponents will play host later in the season.

With one of the loudest stadiums in the country, Wisconsin plays light out at home and their record demonstrates that. Entering the fall, the Badgers boast a powerful offense and a very talented defense, leading to numerous high pre-season rankings.

When Ohio State rolls into Madison in the middle of October, the Badgers will likely be 6-0. Led by tailback John Clay, they should be able to run over their competition in the first half the season, which Michigan State being their toughest opponent.

Other than stopping Clay, the Buckeyes defense will also have their hands full with Wisconsin's passing attack. Scott Tolzien returns for his senior season and had a strong bowl game performance last year. Nick Toon and David Gilreath are two of the better receivers in the conference and skilled tight ends seem to fall from the trees in Wisconsin.

This could end up being the Game of the Year in the Big Ten when the season finishes up. Whether we have two undefeated teams or not, this matchup has the makings for a classic, brutal Big Ten battle.

Agree, disagree, want to voice your own opinion on the subject? Jump into the discussion right here.


#2 Texas was beat today

Time for #3 to join the list of losers today


By the way

Nice article Mephistopheles


just finished the article nice job


man I've had about all of the term opo-taco or whatever it is that I can take.

GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He needs to get back to that softball team hes playing for


The first game in the regionals I really liked him, now I see he's a one trick pony listen to the cliches as the game goes on

Is it me or is the strike zone getting pretty dang wide ????


No its not you

The zone is very big. Its made worse by the fact that hes not even consistant with it and its only the 3rd inning


Please dont let this error cost us


Unf'in real

Canes don't capitalize with RISP ... now, they don't capitalize with a taylor made ground ball with 2 outs when their pitcher is living dangerously as it is

Bases loaded and the chance of a run or runs not scoring? Very very low


Granny or bases clearing hit coming up





Baseball needs replay.


Throw the F'ng ball
You can't trust SEC refs.


Cant fault Guitz on this

This is the kinda crap the `Canes cant afford happening against quality teams


Six, your right he should have thrown it, however, that was an out. Point blank. That is just some good ol' home cooking.


No damn excuses for the Crocs getting those runs at all

Perez boots the ground ball .. then Perez gets lazy on a ball that he caught, but you don't assume it .. then the next hitter gets a base hit that scores 2

Canes have no one to blame but themselves, not the umps, no one


Oh yeah and to make my evening even worse now

The Marlins are bending over the Rays 6-0 in the 4th


Doesn't matter

It's like Zombieland - you know how you make sure they're dead? Double tap to the head

Regardless of if Perez thinks he caught the ball, you throw the damn ball to first to make sure. What's the harm in throwing the ball to first to make sure - there is none

Time for Grandy to show why he got picked 12th overall in the draft, b/c he's been hitting like a paraplegic lately


Thats how you respond.


Even though I had to hear that dumbazz statement

Way to get the U back into it Yas


And right on cue ... Grandy finally delivers


Thanks Grandy.


Sebastian - well, at least it was Gaby that dropped that bomb on "Big Game" ... Gaby is 3-3 tonight with 3 RBI


Guts is getting hit around and it's only the 4th

Get the bully warmed up


"Big Game" is the 4th best pitcher on this team


It's starting to look like its going to be a long night.


Do they know that a game is going on. Turn the F'n double play. Instead bases jacked and no outs.


Oh my gawd

Are you friggin kidding me with this


This is a joke

I'd give the middle infielders laundry baskets or casting nets to use to try and catch the damn ball

This game is over. That's reality. Say what you will about me, I don't care but the Canes are playing to the skill level of junior varsity


Guitz for the most part threw the pitches he needed to.

He just didnt get any help behind him


No way in hell Miami was the better team coming into this series, you gotta be kidding me

Miami never won a series worth anything during the year in the ACC or out of conference - if anyone wants to bring up the UNC and NC State series, I'll bring up the following series

UiF, VTech, FSU, GTech, UVA - those are legit teams

These kids have been taking ground balls their entire life and you don't get to play at a college like Miami b/c you can't field

orange 'n green in the vein

Foley = coward who employed a child pornographer for decades.


UiF has 4 Frosh and 2 Sophs in their starting 9 - the exact same amount as the Canes

So youth can only be blamed for so much, when the other team has just as many as you do


Has anyone else noticed that Colt Brennan and Joran Van der sloot look insanely similar?


I mean, it's scary. I had to put a side-by-side of them together


Canes stinking it up but Marlins shining!


They sure do look alike

Fry Van der sloot

canechic, Please dont remind me of what the Marlins are doing to the Rays tonight. Im ignoring that game like it isnt even happening.


A grounder goes to the Gator infield im thinking well theres 1 out

A grounder goes to the `Cane infield and im thinking please dont mess this up

Big damn difference there


Gaby Sanchez has 2 home runs tonight, ha .. awesome

At this point, can't help but laugh at the way the Rays are getting killed


Its like a Bucs score 14-3


ESPN's Joe Schad via twitter: USC's Director of Compliance said Florida is one of 5 schools to illegally contact RB Dillon Baxter. (As always the Gaytors show their slimey side smh)


Its just about that time the Rays bring up Jeremy Hellickson and see what this stud can do


Thank god that garbage is over


Let me rephrase that .. thank god that garbage is over, officially - it was over in the 4th


With the Rays

What about R.J. Swindle the last I heard was that he was doing good in Durham and we need a lefty arm up here badly

Maybe he is injured or something

3 Catchers and Jason Bartlett coming back someones on the move


Rays announcer just said Coghlan went to University of Miami? Uh no that would be university of mississippi. I miss my Marlin announcers! Six and Sebas I know you guys like the rays but that stadium is just depressing.


That stadium has to go, it has needed to go for quite awhile now

They cant even give away free tickets to their games. A new stadium in Tampa would increase the attendence big time

There is nothing to do by the Trop. and no business around there

Build it near Tampa and you have everything you could possibly want within 5 miles


The pitching matchup in this game could not have been worse for UM. They had their Ace, and we had #'s 4 & 5. We knew we had to steal this one-without Erickson we've got a tough road. And we knew the advantage on D was for the Gators.

I still think we'll win tomorrow-I hope so cause I'll be there. If we get to Sunday, maybe the bats can steal one. We had little chance tonight from the start.


Lot's of coulda, woulda, shouldas in that one (six you're spot on about htat line drive)but the bottom line is you've got to drive in runs to win. Tomorrow is going to be a better day, we'll pound them early and often!!!


Do you think Morris goes Hernandez then Whaley? He has to doesn't he?


He has to put Hernandez out there. As long as the kid can go then you put him out there

You cant worry about a 3rd game if you dont get there


While upperclassmen will be allowed to leave the USC football team, the Trojans claim other schools have illegally jumped the gun with a freshman.

Juniors and seniors to-be will be allowed to transfer to other FBS programs without having to sit out a season after the program was hit with a two-year postseason ban among other punishments, the NCAA clarified to ESPN on Friday.

"The second school would have to submit a waiver asking to waive the year in residence, but NCAA rules allow for this waiver to be granted if a student-athlete's first school has a postseason ban in their sport," NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said in an e-mail to ESPN's Joe Schad.

NCAA report
The NCAA released a 67-page report detailing its findings in an investigation of the USC athletic program. Read it here. Report

• USC's Dec. '09 response to NCAA

The rule does not apply to freshmen who have signed national letters of intent, however. But schools with an interest in a USC junior or senior are allowed to initiate contact with the player, Osburn said.

With one rather large caveat. A USC official told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Thursday the Pac-10 would not waive the one-year transfer ineligibility rule in this case. This means, effectively, USC players won't transfer within the conference. A Pac-10 official confirmed the stipulation to the Seattle Times on Friday.

Meanwhile, USC true freshman running back Dillon Baxter told the school's director of compliance that five schools illegally contacted him in the wake of USC's NCAA penalties, according to a document reviewed by ESPN's Joe Schad.

In a letter written by USC director of compliance Matt Billings to Pac-10 Associate Commissioner for Governance and Enforcement Ron Barker, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Fresno State and Alabama allegedly contacted Baxter.

The letter states in part: "I just met with [Baxter] and he told me that he received phone calls from five institutions [June 10th]. All of the institutions asked if he was interested in transferring from USC due to the NCAA decision. Would you please speak with these schools to remind them they cannot speak to this student athlete?"

Florida spokesman Steve McClain said the school denies the accusation....lol...


You gotta lay it all out on the line no matter what if you're the Canes baseball team

Omaha isn't for another week, that's time enough for your pitchers and whoever to get some rest

The Canes middle infield looked like straight up open ass tonight, as if they had never taken a ground ball in their life

That Soph lefty for the Crocs shouldn't have stuck out that many Canes - no way that should've happened

7 runs, 5 of them unearned for the Crocs

The damn Canes outfield was making spectacular catches, with the exception of the one that dropped in front of Roadrunner out in LField ... other than that, the sliding catch Roadrunner made in LField, the nice running catches on line drives that Pelaez and Melendres made out there

We'll see just how desperate they are, but it'll take some kind of miracle for them to win this Super Regional. A lot of those thought they wouldn't even win this anyway, and people can now see why

Was Roldy Martinez not playing 3Base b/c of his shin, or was it b/c of his overwhelming plethora of errors over there this year

That kid can swing the stick, but his errors are unreal


I think #3 goes with whoever can throw the ball across the plate, even if their arm is hanging by a ligament thread


canechic - Sebastian is absolutely spot on about that stadium

Really the only good thing about it, is the fact that it's always 72 degrees in there

That .. is .. it

There is nothing else about that place at all - at all


the though of losing to the gators makes me want to puke........


what time is the game tom?


Too many stories Manny ...


Talk about having fun as a team ?

damn 1985 ...

GAINESVILLE -- Before we get into tonight's matchup between the Gators and Hurricanes (David Gutierrez is the likely UM starter FYI), we pause to honor one of the great stories in UM baseball history.

On June 11, 1985, Ron Fraser's Hurricanes captured their second national championship in three seasons by knocking off the favored Texas Longhorns (and some chap named Greg Swindell) at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha.

The Hurricanes didn't have a single player from that team to make it to the Major Leagues -- unless you count mascot John Routh and announcer Jay Rokeach. They both made it to the show with the Marlins in 1993.

Greg Ellena was the MVP of that tournament, a fitting choice for the team he represented. Fraser dubbed those Canes 'The Happiest Team in America.''

"They were an unselfish team,'' said WQAM's Joe Zagacki on Friday. "You talk about chemistry and they had it. They believed in each other and were inseparable. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Right in this ballpark (Gainesville) on a Friday; they got a little rambunctious and coach Fraser brought them out here early Saturday morning and ran them all morning.

They were all puking. They went to get on the bus and were told they were walking back. Fraser said he didn't care if they won or lost that night. It was a lesson learned. And they won that night.''

Here's more from Joe Z:

On the Series

"They won the first game against Stanford with five future major leaguers before they lost to Texas and got knocked into the loser's bracket,'' Zagacki said.

"That team then won three straight one-run games -- 2-1, 6-5 and 2-1. They beat some great teams in Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Texas. They were all loaded. A squeeze bunt beat Texas and forced a winner-take-all game.

"I remember feeling pretty good before the game. I was in the Texas dugout and they were all there stoically watching the rain. I go into the Miami dugout and it's empty. The team was in the locker room, using their bats to sing Frank Sinatra's My Way. They were very loose.''

On winning it

"They were relaxed, they knew they were going to win the game. They just kept getting one hit after another.

"Jay Rokeach had tears coming out of his eyes.

"They were the epitome of team. There was no ego on that team.

"I can still hear Sonny Hirsch say 'goodbye Mississippi State, hello Miami.' I use that every once in a while to honor him.

"You know who was supposed to be on that team? Mike Piazza. He got cut.

"Our catcher Chris Magno had a blood clot, couldn't play in the championship game. They all went to the hospital after the game. They were still in their uniforms.

"I still have that ring. Happiest Team in America, it says.

"We had the reunion earlier this year. All but two guys showed up. It was like that season was still going. So much fun.

"That team just kept winning. And they almost won it the next year. It took a great play from Florida State to knock them out.

Thanks to John 'The Maniac' Routh for emailing me to remind me about the anniversary.

Here's what he sent me in an email earlier this evening.

“I was the official mascot of the series as "The Maniac."

“I had asked the NCAA head, Jerry Miles, prior to the series if I could join the dogpile 'when Miami wins.' He laughed. We were the eighth seed. With two outs in the ninth, I looked at him. He smiled and gave me a thumbs up. So in the highlights, you see The Maniac celebrating with the Canes!

“Greg Ellena, the bullpen catcher midseason. Ron Fraser started him on a whim on a Sunday. He hit a home run -- and ended as the CWS MVP!

“Catcher Chris Magno was in the hospital, and the team took the trophy to visit him after the game.

“The game was played on a Tuesday after two rain delays. It was a little chilly for June.

“After Greg Swindell was given his second place plaque, he heaved it out into center field. May still be there!

“Of course, the highlight of the season for me was The Miami Maniac's Wedding back in March. ESPN covered the entire 14 minute ceremony live...with Sebastian the ibis as Best Man.''

-- And now, here's Jim Martz with his memories of the 85 team:

"They had the best reliever. Miami never won the series without a stopper. Rick Raether was crucial to their success.

"The A starter missed most of the year came back for the series. Kevin Sheary came through and got some big wins in Omaha.

"Up here in Gainesville is where they got their name 'the Happiest Team.'

"They got caught drinking, so he ran them. When they got back to campus, Fraser had t-shirts ready for them.


It was never boring just off Ponce de Leon around those dorms .

Cat 5 Cane

``They totally dominated us in every phase of the game,'' said Miami coach Jim Morris.


Miami Hurricanes' season on brink after loss to Gators

Florida ace Alex Panteliodis pitched his first complete game, retiring the final 14 batters and striking out a career-high 12 to close the door on Miami.


GAINESVILLE -- The day before the NCAA super regional started, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal said that Florida's pitchers should be worried about the Hurricanes bats.

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan quickly forwarded Grandal's comments to ace pitcher Alex Panteliodis.

``That's just more fuel for the tank,'' Panteliodis said moments after he completed a three-hit gem to lift the host Gators to a 7-2 victory over the Hurricanes in the opener of the best-of-3 series.

Grandal, coincidentally, accounted for both of Miami's runs with a homer to right in the fourth. Aside from that big swing, however, the Hurricanes bats were very quiet against the sophomore lefty as he pitched his first complete game.

It also was Florida's first postseason complete game since 2005.

``They totally dominated us in every phase of the game,'' said Miami coach Jim Morris. ``They were just outstanding. We walked a few guys, made two errors. But we got dominated by their pitcher. He pitched very, very well.''

The series resumes Saturday at 7. If Miami loses, its season is over. With a win, the Gators will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., for the sixth time in school history.

Lefty Chris Hernandez (10-3) is the scheduled starter for Miami (43-19). The Hurricanes can only hope their ace pitches as well as Florida's did.

Panteliodis handcuffed Miami during his last start against the Canes in March. He did so again Friday.

The Hurricanes collected just two runs off three hits as Panteliodis (11-2) struck out a career-high 12 and faced just three batters over the minimum.

Panteliodis retired 11 consecutive batters going into the ninth inning -- and he put down Frankie Ratcliff, Scott Lawson and Grandal in order. Panteliodis struck out four of the final six Canes he faced.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/12/1676225/miami-hurricanes-season-on-brink.html#ixzz0qdS6qqhV

Cat 5 Cane

We all know, they have the ability...




I hate baseball.

Why no instant replay? Afraid to make a gawdawful slow game even slower?

A game that should have been 0-0 inning OVER, becomes 3-0 in an instant on a blown call by an ump.

A professional pitcher loses a PERFECT GAME on a blown call by an UMP.

No instant replay.

Were we going to win that game last night with or without that bad call? Who knows... probably not...

I hate baseball...

September 2nd can't come soon enough.

Let's Go Canes!


We all knew the D was suspect, but Gut had an opportunity to stop both rallies. 2 2-out singles accounted for 4 runs. If he bears down and gets those outs, its a different game.

That's been this team's issue all year long. They can't stop the big inning. No one steps up to make the big play or the big pitch. Errors are a part of the game. Fullerton made 9 errors in their regional but they still won because they made plays when they had to.

They won with their Ace. Now we've got to win with ours. I like tonight's match-up because we get a right-hander which opens up the running game and left handed power. I think we're 13-10 against lefties this season-that's why I thought we would have trouble winning the series.

We need to take advantage of the match-up tonight and hope for the best on Sunday. The weatherman says rain in G'ville around 6pm, so maybe we'll get some luck and get rained out giving our arms an extra day of rest.


I think replay in baseball has gone as far as its going to go

If they were to put it in they would have to put it in for everything and that would lead to 4-5 hour games and scores could be in the teens

They would need to expand the roster in the majors to help with the extra arms the bully is going to need


Being from Boston I have always disliked the Yankees, and the Lakers but ever since I attended the U I can't stand the Gators.

I hate watching UF win under any circumstances but when they beat us it tears at me even more.


We need to take advantage of the match-up tonight and hope for the best on Sunday. The weatherman says rain in G'ville around 6pm, so maybe we'll get some luck and get rained out giving our arms an extra day of rest.

Posted by: Mephistopheles | June 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Mephy...good work on the article. We win with Hernandez and it all comes down to one game on Sunday.



Just got back from the 352.

Did I mention this: I HATE THE GATORS!


Back later this PM with a new article for tonight's game at 7 PM.


SOUP good article, I'm sorry the game didn't turn out as pleasant.


The feeling of like we made it easy on them is what really chapped my backside

To lose and not play at your best in a very important game really really sux


Even if the Canes piching staff was healthy it seems as if the Canes is missing a dominant pitcher, somebody that goes out and blows away the competition. Also what in the hell has happened to the defense? Damn I hate the Gayturds!


I was over at USF for a few hours this morning, a bunch of high school teams there for a 7 on 7 Tourney

Saw Vinny Testaverde there with Jesuit High, running their offense. Gave him a handshake and he said "nice hat" to me, as I was wearing a Canes baseball hat. He was pretty busy so I didn't want to waste his time by grab-assing with him

Saw Canesaw's Gaither squad playing Freedom High .... ahhh, Gaither looked all pretty in their beyond skin tight sleeveless UnderArmour shirts with a big "GAITHER" down the front of their shirt - honestly, I don't know how some of those kids could get circulation in their body b/c those shirts were beyond tight. I've worn some compression shirts before under a uniform, but the ones they were wearing were ridiculous

Gulliver Prep was there. Armwood. A fight broke out between Freedom and Countryside - one of the Freedom kids ripped off his jersey and threw it about 20 feet over a fence while his coach was telling him to go cool off - that was stupid on that kid's part. I would've ran that kid until he was literally puking his kidneys out of his mouth. That kind of disrespect is completely out of line - esp. for that kid, seeing how he was about 5'6 in heels and maybe weighed 160 lbs soaking wet .... little white kid mouthing off to his head coach. F**k that. The coach was having no part of it

Tomorrow, the #2 rated running back in the nation is going to be out there with his 7 on 7 team - he was taking his ACT today. He's committed to Clemson

This kid right here ...


31 TDs last year at a 4A school I believe .. not bad


I'm trying to get the wii console in good condition with games (Especially the Wii Sports and Wii Resort) plus as many controllers as you have,if anybody is willing to trade it

I have an xbox 360 console(brand new, it was just replaced under warranty. Instead of fixing it they gave me a BRAND NEW ONE) and 2 controllers, a xbox 360 controller battery charger, an XBOX 360 intercooler, and I have NCCA College Football 2010, Halo 3, and the whole Guitar Hero setup (2 Guitars, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Guitar Hero World Tour) or I will be willing to sell the whole XBOX package for enough to get me a new wii and the games I want..

It is def. beyond a fair deal. And I would want to test out the wii before I hand anything over because I have a lot out there on the line.


canesteeler - the Canes defense has been bad all year long, well, the infield has

They weren't much better last year either, so it's nice to see that they improved this year

(sarcasm at its finest with that last statement)

74 errors this year thru June 8th. They're ranked 7th in the ACC in fielding %

Airmailing throws to bases. Booting ground balls that are completely routine. Inexcusable

Make them play with damn ping pong paddles duct taped to their hands if you have to, for fear of catching a hard hit ground ball off the chin if you don't have soft hands with it to bring it up into your gut

Believe me, that'll learn ya quickly


Hi Everyone!

Does anyone know what happened with the Canes who were running the 4X400 mens relay this week in Eugene, Oregon?

I looked at the results sheet and it says "DNF," which I think means "did not finish."

Does anyone know what happened? I hope none of our starts got hurt.



roachcane - you know what though? Perez should've thrown the ball to 1st anyway instead of just assuming he caught it

No one to blame but himself. There's no harm in throwing to 1st to make sure

Like I said, you gotta live by Zombieland rules ... you always double tap to the head, just to make sure

The Canes middle infield was atrocious last night. Put a damn tent over Ratcliff and Perez and charge admission to their circus act out there

Meph has it right and I've preached it before. The pitcher, even though his fielders might be playing awful behind him, have to step it up to pick up their slack. That's the one position in all of team sports where you have complete control of the game - no other sport is like that. The pitcher has the world in his hands .. hell look at what with Crocs pitcher did last night - domination. That's how you make up for lack of good fielding behind you

Canes gotta hit as well. All that yapping that Grandy did before hand, about how the Crocs pitchers need to be afraid of the Canes bats - oh ya?

I can understand necessary arrogance, but there's a difference between that and just being stupid cocky


NM about that last inquiry... According to DVD's twitter, they had trouble with the hand-offs, which is why they didn't finish.

Oh well... they're still fast as ish!!!!!

Can't wait to see that speed on the field next season.



Does anyone know what happened? I hope none of our starts got hurt.


Posted by: CanesFanStuckInCali | June 12, 2010 at 01:14 PM

Bad baton handoff. It happens sometimes.

Relays and hurdles are where you hold your breath sometimes.

Remember Lolo Jones in the Olympics; or Lauryn Williams (Lauryn still has olympic medals in her trophy case, though. "U")


USA tied it up with England 1 - 1 going into halftime..

Clint Dempsey hit a dribbler to the British goalie and he just let it roll off his hands and into the goal..


I still think we'll win tomorrow-I hope so cause I'll be there. If we get to Sunday, maybe the bats can steal one. We had little chance tonight from the start.

Posted by: Mephistopheles | June 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I don't think Miami's bats will come through on Sunday. That's IF Morris' nine happens to win this evening!

For instance, as U'all know by now, the Canes absolUtely have no middle-relief pitching to speak of, and it's been that way the past four weeks or five weeks.

Prima Facie casebook example. In the A.C.C. Tournament, Miami had that major college baseball ' superpower ' Boston College down 10-5 going into the bottom of the nineth, and simply gave away the game!

So, what makes Meph think the Miami bullpen will come through on Sunday! Or even this eveing IF Hernandez doesn't get pass 4 innings!

Also, Florida will be pitching their NUMBER THREE pitcher on Sunday against a Hurricane pitcher who probably won't go past ' three innings. '

Nonetheless, I'll be watching the ' telly ' this evening at a nearby sportsbar.


He has to put Hernandez out there. As long as the kid can go then you put him out there

You cant worry about a 3rd game if you dont get there

Posted by: Sebastian57 | June 11, 2010 at 11:05 PM

qUite trUe!

Hernandez absolutely must give Miami at least FIVE SOLID INNINGS this evening. Anything less, and Morris' nine will officialy see the curtains come down on the season.

So, Meph does have a point aboUt the Canes bats coming through tonite! BecaUse as I keeping bloviating aboUt. Miami AIN'T GOT no bullpen!

U'all dig! No. Well, then think again!

Old Skool

US and England match is a draw.
In 4 and half hours of World Cup play so far there have been four goals and no wins.
On average, for just over every hour you watch, you see one goal scored.
Championship knitting could generate more excitement.

Old Skool

My bad. There's been more goal scoring than that. I'm just talking about the matches I've seen in Group C.

I wonder if there's a ratio. The more b

Old Skool

Thank you Typepad
To finish the thought.
I wonder if there's some kind of inverse ratio: the more boring the game, the louder the crowd.
Perhaps, they're just trying to stay awake.


No way they could have any kind of security check at those stadiums

Or you can buy all the firecrackers and bottle rockets at concession stands


Championship knitting could generate more excitement.

Posted by: Old Skool | June 12, 2010 at 04:48 PM

Anything but World Cup. What channel is it on? ;-)


Vandy defeated F.S.U. 6-2 this afternoon. SuperRegional will be decided tomorrow.

Now, it's Miami's tUrn to force game three on Sunday!

Will Morris' nine have the bats generating runs... and will the Canes bUllpen be Up to the task at hand!!


it was good match for USA a bit sloppy. I was confused with why USA let England control the pace for the 2nd half.It seemed as if they were contempt with a draw. Dempsey and Donovan looked good with the ball.Altidore looked pretty good moving around after his injury.

That goal keeper for England hopefully he doesn`t commit suicide.

Now, for your regular scheduled blogging the Hurricanes have their recruit camp this weekend. Anybody see any commits coming up??????? Por favor mi amigos!


Went to watch soccer at an English Pub on I-Drive, with Nicole's Boyfriend's English family and had a blast! His 89 year old Grandma went with us and she is just peeved with England's goalie! Just about 4 USA fans in the joint to include Dave, Nicole and I! They are very serious and were not at all happy with the performance of their team. We left pretty happy because a tie for the US is basically a win! I LOVE SOCCER BECAUSE NO COMMERCIALS, amazing to watch a sporting event, other than high school football, that actually has a flow! GO USA AND GO CANES!


Enough already with the talking with the manager/head coaches during games

Its a big waste of time. They sure the heck dont want to do it

Its not like they are going to give up some huge inside information


Sebastian I have to agree, it is pretty stupid. They should interview former players only during the game, and the coaches and MVP's of the game afterward.

Canechic it wasn't an amazing skilled game. They both looked pretty sloppy for the most of the match and did a good job, attacking then counter attacking.


Out of the Hurricane bullpen this evening is the S.ave o.Ur S.eason Troika of Encinosa, Wolf and Robinson.

Hernandez is starting on ' short rest, ' and only he knows how many innings he'll be effective.


wLOL nobody in need of an xbox....... Geez.

What about anybody thinking of just getting rid of their WII???????????/

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