Optional Musical Accompaniment
Vanderbilt baseball closes out the regular season this week with a three-game series against Kentucky tonight. The Commodores are currently a half-game behind the hated Tennessee Volunteers for first place in the East, and 1.5 games back of Arkansas for first place in the overall SEC standings. Kentucky comes in 11-16 in the SEC (28-20 overall) and there’s potential for a sweep of the series, which would go a long way toward winning the conference regular season title. Game time is 6:30 PM CT on the SEC Network+.
In football news, Donovan Kaufman announced that he’s transferring to Auburn, where Derek Mason is now the defensive coordinator. Shocking! (Also, did this make him the hired Auburn man last season?) Robbie Weinstein ranked Vanderbilt’s early enrollees by projected playing time, though it’s behind a paywall.
Oh yeah, and there was this yesterday:
IT’S OFFICIAL: The @NCAA announces local and state guidelines will guide capacity limits in the baseball and softball postseasons. 100 percent will be allowed. Also, masks and distancing will NOT be required at the ballparks. pic.twitter.com/9Hh4Rd4n1F— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 19, 2021
And you know what? My position is that with case numbers where they are, this is okay. And I really don’t think that they should require people to prove they’re vaccinated either: the vaccines have been available to the general public for about a month and a half by now, so if you’re not fully vaccinated, you go at your own risk.
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Sports on TV
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