Thursday, June 14, 2007

The past is the present

In 2005, the Oregon St. Beavers were the first team sent packing from Omaha. The following year with the experience that was gained, they won it all. I picked that one in the same way that I will pick this one, or at least make the argument. Last year the Beavers won the CWS, sending the Tar Heels home with the final loss of the year. Carolina sends a great deal of fire power to the bump this year, and the bitter taste of defeat will be fresh in their mouths. They are hungry and coming off a series with the "other" Carolina, the mashers from the SEC.
Given the fact that they are one of the higher seeds to get in, and their loss of the past year, it would be a safe pony to put your sawbuck on. Also the teams that are perennial powerhouses aren't there....i.e. Texas, USC, LSU, and any team coming out of Florida. The Tar Heels should take the cake. It's not going to be easy, and some of the best teams in the country are playing for the same title. Cal St. Fullerton, and Rice are no pushovers, and I've seen a couple of prognosticators pick the Anteaters of UC Irvine.

Okay, just for the record I'm happy to see new faces in the CWS but as for experience, it's priceless. For these young men, especially North Carolina, they have paid their way with a hard fought loss last year and will dig deep to leave Omaha with the sweetest taste of all. VICTORY!

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