The No. 12 University of Miami baseball team opened up its 2009 season at the newly renovated Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field by winning three-of-four games against Rutgers University.
The Miami sunshine has a way of hiding the dark spots of the city. Pitcher Anthony Nalepa is an example of how differently true Miamians view their city.
One of the biggest questions this year is in the outfield: how can Miami possibly replace a combined 27 home runs, 34 stolen bases, 123 RBI and on-base percentage over .400 from Major League Baseball draftees Dennis Raben, Blake Tekotte and Adan Severino?
As national and local media waited on the baseball diamond for Friday night’s preseason banquet for the 2009 University of Miami baseball team, many left disappointed.
When I heard the allegation and subsequent admission of Alex Rodriguez’s steroid use last weekend, my first thought wasn’t about the damage it did to baseball. It wasn’t even about what A-Rod will do now, especially facing the New York media for the next nine years. My first thought? “Why couldn’t it have come out next week?”
Just 24 hours after South Florida native and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03, University of Miami baseball head coach Jim Morris responded to the news.