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Thanks for a Great Season, Diamond Dogs

The College World Series is done and, like all playoffs, it could end only in one of two ways: (1) disappointment or (2) a national championship.

While, unfortunately, it was the former result rather than the latter, the Diamond Dogs accomplished much in winning the regular-season Southeastern Conference crown and advancing as far as the finals. Like their football counterparts last fall, the Red and Black finished the season as the No. 2 team in the country. That ain’t bad.

There will be more to follow in the days ahead as I report on the season’s last outing and offer a few final thoughts on the Classic City Canines’ successful campaign. For now, though, I want to say a word of thanks, to David Perno, his team, and the loyal fans of Bulldog Nation.

I congratulate Fresno State on their N.C.A.A. title, but it is to the team from the Classic City, not the team from the Raisin Capital of the World, that I refer when I say . . .

Go ‘Dawgs!