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.
Since the final issue of last semester, the University of Miami baseball team has been very active.
The program set many records in 2008 but it will have a much different look in 2009. As they say, all great things must come to an end.