When will I ever learn?
There is no surer sign of impending collapse by the Diamond Dogs than an increase in my confidence level regarding Georgia's prospects for baseball season.
After Sunday's win over Mississippi State, I felt good about the Red and Black . . . so, naturally, the Bulldogs promptly took a trip to Atlanta and got skunked by Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets had twice as many hits (12-6) and four times as many runs (8-2) as the Diamond Dogs. The Ramblin' Wreck took a 3-0 lead into the second inning and never trailed, carrying a 4-2 advantage into the bottom of the sixth frame and tacking on four more runs in the next three innings.
Georgia lost to Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. No further comment is needed, save perhaps for an expression of fervent hope that forthcoming N.C.A.A. sanctions will wipe this wretched outing from the books.
In other news, for reasons passing understanding, Doug Gillett wants all the Atlanta-based intercollegiate athletics webloggers to get together for the Diamond Dogs' loss to . . . I mean, game against G.I.T. at Turner Field on May 10.
Give me a month to recover, Doug, and maybe I'll be in a better frame of mind. In the meantime, I'm back to thinking like The Realist.