In 2012, the Stony Brook Seawolves became the first and only State of New York University or SUNY school to make it to the College World Series. Out of 297 Division I baseball programs at the time, head coach Matt Senk took his America East championship team through the 64 team tournament and made it to the final 8.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no player had ever gone 5 for 5 in a World Series game. So, when pinch hitter, Jace Peterson walked to the plate on Saturday night in Game 2 for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Texas Rangers, something was strange.
They were friends and teammates on the Cinderella surprise SUNY Stony Brook baseball team that made it to the College World Series in 2012. The players' friendship never ended and now it is growing in the same in a Major League Baseball locker room.
Tuesday night was a tough time to focus for anyone with the unthinkable horror in Texas, especially if you are from within 100 miles of the tragedy. Then add in that it is your late father's birthday and you play Major League baseball for his favorite team. Top it all off with your first place team has lost 4 out of 5 of their last games, which is irrelevant in comparison to the nightmare in the first sentence.
One person's junk is another person's art. Some people like New York style thin crust pizza, while others enjoy Chicago style deep dish pie. To each their own. One thing you shouldn't do, is make condescending remarks about another person's or team's house, especially while you are there for a few days. Then it is personal and it may get uncomfortable.
162 games in the book and we've only just begun. October is where legends are made! Who will step up and pitch lights out? Who will hit a towering home run to win a key game? Most importantly what team will rise up and become the World Champions...