Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/15/13
ith the Oregon State men’s basketball team floundering near the .500 mark , I am seeking positive reinforcement. Where do I go to feel good about my sports passion? My enthusiasm has dampened as the dreary NW winter months (otherwise known as basketball season) have grabbed hold of any hope or inspiration I might have had looking toward the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Beavs monumentally failed in my early season prediction of reaching the Big Dance. Twenty some odd years and counting. Sadness overwhelms me. But just as my basketball aspirations fall short (again) for any March Madness for my beloved Beavers…the ghosts of Darwin Barney, Jonah Nickerson, Dallas Buck and Mitch Canham awake me in the middle of a cold February night. All I hear from them, in unison, “All is not lost. Remember, we won back-to-back College World Series in 2006-2007. It’s okay, it’s going to be a good year.”   As the next morning comes in earnest, I awake with baseball smiles rolling ...
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