We’re 70 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Georgia, the least important news of the day, and there’s no #70 on the roster so we’ll move right past that and move on to...
it's perfect. thank you, ESPN cameramen pic.twitter.com/JfpktrLnyf— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) June 22, 2019
Ah, yes, the Vanderbilt baseball team is on to the College World Series finals after beating Louisville 3-2 on Friday night. Mason Hickman shut down Louisville, then Jake Eder came in and, uh, stupid things happened to give Louisville a 2-1 lead. And then Louisville’s Luke Smith did this after striking out Julian Infante to end the top of the 8th inning:
Lip readers: What you got? pic.twitter.com/ZLYOPzjBTn— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 22, 2019
Can’t confirm, but I’m 99 percent sure there’s a “fuck” in there. Smith came back out for the 9th, walked JJ Bleday, got pulled for a relief pitcher, and then Vanderbilt scored two runs and Tyler Brown nailed the door shut in the bottom of the 9th.
So, here’s what happens when you throw an f-bomb at an opposing hitter on the best team in the country with three outs left in the game, and said best team in the country comes back to win: you officially become an Anchor of Gold meme.
June 22, 2019
top of the 8th inning:— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) June 22, 2019
Louisville starting pitcher Luke Smith strikes out Vandy No. 9 hitter Julian Infante, to secure a 2-1 lead, tells him "f--- you"
30 minutes later: pic.twitter.com/Cd8MRGrHnM
And now, Vanderbilt will play Michigan in the first game of the best-of-3 championship series on Monday night at 6:00 PM CT. That’s right, a Big Ten team is playing for the championship in baseball. That sound you just heard was Paul Finebaum’s head exploding.