ESPN Inadvertently Invents Erin Andrews Buttcam

Come to think of it, staring at Erin Andrews’ hinder for an hour-and-a-half might be preferable to watching LSU-Arkansas in the College World Series. No, check that — is preferable. But why did ESPN have to tease us with only 20 seconds of the divine EA backside, and then swing its cameras back to the […]


Baseball’s First Free Agent Retires From Coaching

Time to put on your trivia hats, readers (trivia hats? wtf). Who was the first free agent in major league history? The temptation is to say Curt Flood, since his name is on the official act that made free agency possible, but no. The correct answer is Andy Messersmith (duh, right?), a four-time All-Star in […]


Nationals Get Sane, Will Draft Strasburg After All

Stephen Strasburg is the best pitcher in the upcoming draft. He’d have been the best in the last five drafts. Or 10. Or… when was Nolan Ryan drafted? Okay, that’s an exaggeration. Maybe.

(”I came here to do two things: kick ass and tip my cap. And I’m all out of tipping my cap.”)
So you’d think […]


Florida State Bucks Ohio State With 37-6 Bashing

The regional round of the NCAA baseball tournament isn’t normally an event that would warrant two posts in a day from a general-interest sports blog like SPORTSbyBROOKS. But then again, most regional weekends don’t feature the longest baseball game in NCAA history. Anyone that assumed that was the pinnacle of the weekend’s baseball hyperbole, though, […]


Gamecocks Embrace Mediocrity In Newspaper Ad

The University of South Carolina has an inferiority complex, and can you blame them? They call themselves USC. They’re clearly the second best Carolina, when it comes to states, not to mention when it comes to schools. They’re the Gamecocks, for goodness’ sake.

It’s one thing to be eluded by success, and another to embrace mediocrity. […]


Clutch Hit in 25th Gets Texas Past Boston College

Usually, going 2-for-12 would represent a lousy series for a baseball player, not a rough night. But that was what Travis Tucker of Texas did in the Longhorns’ NCAA regional game against Boston College on Friday night. And Saturday morning. But while Tucker may have had a rough night, he at least came through when […]


Wife of Coach Tries to Strangle and Claw Umpires

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape; you don’t spit into the wind.  You don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger and you do not make close calls in favor of the opponents of Connors State College’s baseball team.  These are the facts; Jim Croce made them easy to remember in song format, even.

(Umpires […]


Baseball Rain Delay Turns Into Massive Dance-Off

When you think college baseball, you probably don’t think of the Big East. Well, after what transpired yesterday, you still won’t. But when it comes to impromptu rain-delay dance-offs? Accept no substitute.

UConn and South Florida were slated to play for the right to advance to the semifinals of the tournament, but some rain got in […]


Dumb Popcorn Prank Burns Central Conn. Players

When I was in college, our idea of a good prank was stealing patio furniture from the cafeteria, or maybe duct taping someone’s door so they were stuck. Apparently I was just a rank amateur, judging by what the BRISTOL PRESS says that two Central Connecticut State athletes did on Monday morning: they made people […]


Strasburg Throws No-Hitter; Nats Feign Disinterest

He’s already considered perhaps the best college pitching prospect of all time, but Stephen Strasburg just might have earned himself a couple extra million in that deal Scott Boras is “not at all negotiating at this time” with the Nationals.

The acting GM of the Nats, Mike Rizzo, was on hand yesterday as San Diego State’s […]