Friday, March 8, 2013

GAME DAY: "...And That I Do Not Forgive"

Don Corleone
photo by Loren Javier
"You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?

I forgo the vengeance of my son.

...But I'm a superstitious man and if some unlucky accident should befall him, if he should get shot in the head by a police officer, or if should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck by a bolt of lightening, then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room, and that I do not forgive."
(Don Corleone, The Godfather)

In 2012 the Tigers were swept in 3 games by the Dons at San Francisco, compiling a .155 batting average during the series.


♦ Be sure to check out Sam Nasci's Mizzou Matchup preview of the USF Dons.

♦ Dons Baseball has a great YouTube page, with some videos you might not expect. Check out The Search for Greatness and 2012 USF Dons Baseball World Series (which is not about baseball at all). And then there's this:

Dons grab early lead, pull away to win 9-2 (
San Francisco jumped out to an early lead at Hi Corbett Field on Sunday and then pulled away for a 9-2 victory to avoid a sweep by 10th-ranked Arizona.

The Dons (5-7) scored a run in the first inning off UA starter Stephen Manthei who then loaded the bases before he was relieved by Cody Moffett. The lefthander retired the three batters he faced but gave up a run on a groundout to give the Dons a 2-0 edge...

Nine Innings with Nino Giarratano (College Baseball Insider)
Who on your team would make the best 49er, and what position would he play?

Coach Nakamura would make a great 49er. At 5'2 he could hide in the huddle and sneak attack the Ravens!!! Ha ha. Our best chance is Justin Maffei, our senior center fielder, who could play DB or special teams...

Mizzou baseball dominant in doubleheader home opener (KBIA Sports Extra)
“We’ve been on the verge for a week or two, we just needed to all finally push over that edge,” catcher Dylan Kelly said. “We’re gonna have to keep rolling in the next weeks, but I think we’re coming up pretty well.”

Kelly was once again the leader on offense for the Tigers, who’s bases-clearing single in the fourth inning of Game 2 broke that game open and paced Missouri to the large win. Kelly has swung a hot bat all season, but on Wednesday he didn’t have to lead the charge alone. Shortstop Josh Lester batted in a run in both games, second baseman Kendall Keeton had a combined four hits on the day and outfielder Scott Sommerfeld finally broke through at the plate, notching his first two hits on the season...

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