bball.jpg Many University of Louisville partisans were among the record crowd of 4,009 people who witnessed the U of L-Kentucky baseball game in Lexington. Among them were a group of Card fans waving a giant banner proclaiming themselves to be the “Bullpen Boozers.” These guys were whooping it up well into the extra innings, waving the “L” sign, having a good time. Twelve innings is a lot of beer. Watch out for those Cat fans and have a safe trip home.

bball.jpg U of L Dan McDonnell got some support from an unexpected source after being ejected for protesting a umpire’s call in the ninth inning. The UK broadcasting crew, which included Doug Flynn, a former major league second baseman for Cincinnati and the New York Mets. Flynn said the ball was clearly a third strike and that he would probably have done the same thing. The UK broadcast crew was about objective as you’ll ever find for a college telecast.

bball.jpg U of L lost 7-6 in the bottom of the 12th inning in a game chunked full of emotional up and downs. Hopefully, a growing experience for the numerous freshmen and newcomers on the roster. The Cards and Cats will go at it again next Tuesday in Louisville.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  1. Got to watch the game on Fox Sports South down here in Murfreesboro. Terrible call on the definite 3rd strike issue that got McDonnell tossed. Son in law is a big baseball fan, and we’re planning on going to see Vandy play while we’re here visiting.

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