06.26.08 10 years ago 5 Comments

College World Series – Fresno State captured the school's first baseball national title and (the nation's capacity to BELIEVE *swoon*) became the lowest seeded team to win an NCAA tournament title. The school hadn't appeared in the CWS since 1991 and lost 12 of their first 20 regular season games to open the season. So's you know, Fresno State's only other national championship came in softball in 1998, so way to draw even with the ladies. Steve Detwiler homered twice and drove in all six of the westward Bulldogs' runs in the deciding game of the Finals. Fresno's prolific run will certainly be the talk of the sporting world for as long as a college baseball non-scandal can be (O/U: 18 hours) but the run clearly brought some more interest with the CWS hitting its highest attendance mark ever.

EURO 2008 – Lightning must have hit the transmitter or something. Turkey will never get into the EU with gaffes like this. A break in the feed during the second half of the semifinal match caused the whole world, even the parts of it that care about soccer, to miss a few critical moments of Germany's 3-2 win over the Turks. Lucky for you, FanIQ has the highlights, replete with interspersed footage of raging celebratory bonfires. Hmm. I didn't know Germany was part of College Park.

MLB – Sorry you have to take a backseat to the college game, decidedly undramatic regular season professional baseball. Joba Chamberlain picks up his first decision of the season (New York had been 4-1 in his previous starts) and it's a positive one, as Joba leads the Yankees by striking out 7 in 6 2/3 to a 10-0 win over the Bucs… Jesus Flores saved all his offensive output for his final at-bat, lining the game-winning single into right center to seal a Nats 5-4 win over the Halos…Interleague play continues to be a bizarro world where the Royals are good and they have more wins than any other MLB team. Hamburgers also eat people there, so avoid concession stands. Not like Mike Scioscia hasn't cleaned them out already anyway…The second Cito Gaston era in Toronto is not off to the roaring start that, well, no one predicted. Still, the Blue Jays dropped to 2-3 under him, the latest loss coming courtesy a Jay Bruce sac fly in the top of the 10th to give the Reds a 6-5 win

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