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.
The University of Miami baseball team received a No. 12 ranking by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in a preseason poll.
After making it to the College World Series this past summer for the 11th time in 15 years under head coach Jim Morris, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ranked the University of Miami baseball team 18th in its preseason poll.
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Eric Erickson will miss the 2009 baseball season after having reconstructive surgery on his elbow, the Miami Herald reported on their website Tuesday night.
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.