CWS, Day 11: In Pictures
THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.
It didn't look good early on - the weather that is. But once the rain began to taper off we were treated to one of the more bizarre games in this 2008 College World Series. Fresno comes roaring, and I mean ROARING, from behind to pull out a football-like, 19-10 win. So now we move on to a third and final game on Wednesday night.
(An hour before game time, the grounds crew was trying to soak up the lake that had formed on the warning track behind home plate.)
(ESPN's Erin Andrews and Mike Patrick put on their game faces while surveying the muck and the mire that was Rosenblatt Stadium.)
(Soon-to-be rich men walking. Josh Fields and Gordon Beckham, two first round picks in the recent MLB draft, stalk the dugout just before game time. But don't you think that in a few years both of them are going to look back at pictures of their College World Series experience and say to themselves, "What the hell was I thinking with that hair?!")
(Keep an eye on Georgia catcher Bryce Massanari in Game 3. He came up a little gimpy after jumping up to catch an errant throw to home, landing awkwardly on the small bit of astro-turf around home plate.)
(33rpm. Georgia's Rich Poythress makes sure to touch home plate as the Junkyard Dogs go up 3-0 in the first inning. Fresno's number 33, Justin Miller, can only watch.)
(Ummmm, somebody want to tell the stadium scoreboard graphics guy that Bob Gibson was a Creighton Bluejay and NOT a former Cornhusker!)
(Sign on the door of the Stadium View Sports Shop across from Rosenblatt Stadium.)