One might well feel parity is set in college baseball after this past weekend’s Super Regionals decided the field for this year’s College Baseball World Series.
There are no PAC Twelve teams in the field. There are three Big Twelve teams, two SEC teams, one ACC team, and an American Conference team joining the only California team, UC Irvin.
Louisville, from the American Conference, is the only school that was represented last year, while Mississippi is in the CWS for the first time in 42 years.
Vanderbilt joins Ole Miss as the other SEC team. Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech are the Big Twelve teams and Virginia is the only ACC representative.
I don't really think there is a clear-cut favorite in this year’s series.
All eight teams appear to have pitching so the team that continues to keep the pitching hot will win the Omaha event.
I was really pulling for California Chrome to win the Belmont Saturday and become the first Triple Crown winner in over 35 years.
It wasn't meant to be as Tonalist won the race with Chrome finishing fourth.
One of the co-owners of California Chrome, Steve Coburn, went into a rant about how the owners of Tonalist were cheaters and cowards because the horse had not run in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
Coburn later apologized. There is no doubt Coburn and co-owner Perry Martin were disappointed, and there is no doubt that many of horse racing’s so called 'blue bloods' were content that upstarts like Coburn and Martin weren't owners of a Triple Crown horse.
Tonalist was an entry that followed the rules, and despite what seems to be happening in this country where the rules don't really apply to everyone, this rule is still on the books.
California Chrome, Martin and Coburn are still some kind of story and could have really been a top sports event if the Chrome had won Saturday.
COULD BE NBA
After Sunday's NBA Finals game in San Antonio the Miami Heat have the home court advantage in the best of seven series.
The Heat evened things up at 1-1 with a 98-96 win behind a 35-point effort from LeBron James.
Helping in that win, though, was four missed free throws late in the game by Spur stars Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, two of the game’s most reliable players.
San Antonio's only chance to win the Finals was to probably keep the home court advantage. That goes to Miami now, and unless the Spurs can steal a win in Miami the Heat look like a third straight NBA Championship is coming their way.