Last night (and well into this morning), the Diamond Dores punched their ticket to Super Regionals, where we will host the East Carolina University Pirates. We battled back and forth with the Atlanta Ramblin’ Wreck, and won 14-11 on the back of an 11th inning grand salami off the bat of Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas, of course, played a role in both the dire and celebratory aspects of last night’s game. I present to you Isaiah Thomas: A Play in Three Acts...
That cannot happen. I.T. pulls a fair ball Arky in Omaha and it's now 7-5. Come on, boys!— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) June 7, 2021
I.T. WITH REDEMPTION!!! GRAND SALAMI!!! HE TURNED IT OFF THEN ON AGAIN!!! 13-9 DORES!!! pic.twitter.com/7yM8eZjr2q— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) June 7, 2021
Fitting that I.T. catches the last out. Dores win 14-11 to advance to Supers. ECU will come to Nashville. Now sleep.— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) June 7, 2021
Here are the rules of the mail bag:
- This is a BASEBALL mailbag, so limit your questions to Vanderbilt baseball, SEC baseball, college baseball, or Vanderbilt baseball alums in the pros like Tony Kemp.
- Post your questions here in the comments and I’ll answer them in a post on this week. Just post them in the body of the comment, with the subject line: “Question for the mail bag.” You may also send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I will collate the best of said emails/questions in the comments, and cull ones that deal with the same topic (so we don’t have to repeat ourselves multiple times weekly).
- All Anchor of Gold community guidelines apply to the questions. Our basic rule is “don’t be the worst.” Chuggers fans violate this like it’s their birth right.
- Mike Papi and Luke Smith are human garbage. Cowbells are annoying.
...and that’s it.
*Note: Questions about other SEC baseball teams are welcome, too. I just won’t know as much about them, and will likely respond with juvenile, biased trash talk.
I will do this weekly as long as the questions keep coming in. If they dry up, no post. I’m not mad, just disappointed.