The Mitchell Report: Blah final game and expensive water
Posted April 6, 2014
Thoughts on the sports world I can't share in a 5 minute sportscast. Some Triangle news. Some not.
I'll first get this out of the way. Yes I went to Florida. Yes I am bummed my Gators are not going to win a national title. Now, I want to discuss the Final Four as a pure basketball fan, not with Gator glasses. The games have been outstanding. Kevin Ollie put together a great game plan and beat a very good Florida team. The Wisconsin and Kentucky game was great and competitive to the end. However, I really do not like how this season is ending. I hope it doesn't drive the casual college basketball fan away. I've already had to argue with some of my friends who say this year's championship game "proves" the regular season doesn't matter. As a college basketball fan, I know it's not always this way, but I don't like when it works out to be two hot teams that got hot at the right time. I want a game in January to mean something. Fact is, Kentucky lost to South Carolina on March 1st. The Wildcats are now playing for a national title. It's been a crazy season and it's hard to get excited about this ending.
This may be my favorite story of the week. The Royals are selling $20 bottles of water. The claim is that the water comes from the fountains in the outfield. The obvious question is, how would one prove this? That being said, I am absolutely certain people will buy the water. The Canes should really adopt this model and just say it's "melted game used ice".
Did you see that?
One of the craziest moments of baseball opening week was when Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his leg while catching the ceremonial first pitch. I've watched this at least 10 times and I still can't figure out how that happened. Baylor needed a four hour surgery to fix his leg. Ouch!
**How much does it cost to propose at a baseball stadium? Find out here. I was interested to learn some ballparks do not allow proposals. If you are a guy thinking of doing this...don't.
**Neat story about the injured former Tar Heel pitcher and a game he pitched several years ago.
**Chase Elliott gets his first Nationwide win. Here's a great look at how his Dad, Bill, taught him to enjoy the sport.