David Ortiz isn’t coming back. Let’s just get that out of the way.
I … look, that’s not the point. He retired. He’s found every shrine in Breath of the Wild, and he’s watched every episode of John from Cincinnati. But there’s still so much left to do. He’s not coming back, and it’s irresponsible for anyone to suggest as much.
On Saturday, McKay won the Dick Howser Award, given annually to the top player in college baseball.
In the nightcap, junior right-hander Alex Faedo, drafted on Monday by the Detroit Tigers in the first round with the 18th overall pick, will start for the Gators against TCU.
Not every game is perfect, but we’re finding ways to win,” Faedo told reporters on Friday. That’s exactly how our season’s been. It makes it that much sweeter.
The College World Series is a double-elimination format until the top two teams are determined. Then things shift to a best-of-three championship final. Sunday’s winners will do battle again on Tuesday night, while the losers on Sunday will play an elimination game on Tuesday.
Since Bartlett’s 2007 season, the Twins have had 13 different seasons from players who spent more than 75 percent of their time at short. They’ve combined for two-and-a-half wins in those 10 seasons, with almost half of that total coming from Jorge Polanco this season. Sheesh.
This is all compounded by the fact that the Twins traded Johan Santana, one of the best pitchers in baseball at the time, for Carlos Gomez, who was then flipped for J.J. Hardy, who could have solved this problem for most of the last decade. Except he was flipped for Brett Jacobson and Jim Hoey after a season. They played the worst game of One Red Paperclip I’ve ever seen.