I'll be posting the men's basketball game day open thread shortly, but, before I get to that, it's time to solicit your remarks regarding the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team.
You might not have noticed, but the Diamond 'Dawgs have managed to win a few here and there.
In fact, Georgia is 6-0 and ranked 20th in the land, while the nicely-named Brooks Brown has been honored as the S.E.C. Pitcher of the Week.
At 1:00 this afternoon, the Red and Black will put away the aluminum atrocities allowed in the collegiate game and take up bats made with wood, the way God intended when He created trees and Louisville. Georgia's opponent will be a little-known local outfit by the name of the Atlanta Braves.
It's not a competition, it's just an exhibition, but, still, it makes for interesting listening before the Bulldogs travel to L.A. to take on . . . no, not the Dodgers (who belong in Brooklyn, anyway) . . . the U.S.C. Trojans, who also are ranked in the top 25.
So how does someone like me, who is a lifelong Braves fan and also a lifelong Bulldog fan, decide how to root in such a contest?
That's easy: Georgia players never went on strike and canceled the College World Series. 11 years and counting, major league baseball . . . forgiveness takes time and I'm not there yet.
Fortunately, the fellows at Talking Chop have found it in their hearts to get over it, so check them out (as well as the Atlanta Sports Blog's Michael) for the pro-Bravo perspective.
Give the Diamond 'Dawgs a look . . . and share your thoughts on the Georgia baseball team in the comments below.