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Monday, March 24, 2014
#BuckFiftyADay: Big-Time College Sports On a Different Level
Took a few days off from these buck-fifty blogs as I spent
the weekend watching Princeton and Navy play baseball in Annapolis. It’s an
annual four-game series I try to attend every year, in part because my brother
Scott coaches Princeton but also because I simply love watching these two
schools compete. Yes, right in the middle of March Madness, I dial it back and
watch an Ivy League team and a United States military service academy play back
to back doubleheaders. The obvious cliché is that there are future leaders all
over the diamond. But if anyone out there does not think this is serious
baseball, you are so very wrong. The level of play is high, with pitchers who
can throw in the 90s, hitters who are not afraid of 90-plus, in addition to a
bunch of players who scrap like its their final days on the diamond.