Monday, June 16, 2008

Naval Intelligence: Baseball re-snags a recruit who'd left for MLB

Welcome back to Naval Intelligence: our S&S feature that highlights the day's (or recent days') stories on VU sports from the media and the blogs. Here's what's news today...

We don't get to hear great stories about golf on many occasions because, well, the papers don't cover as much. At least today, however, we've got a great one to bring you: a good piece in the Birmingham News highlights one of our newest Commodore golf recruits, Trey Del Greco.

Over on CBS College Sports, formerly CSTV, our own Jarred Amato (I say "our own," because he's both an alum and a fellow Vandy-blogger who got railroaded off the Hustler staff this past school year) has a great story about the six Commodores up in Wareham, Massachusetts for the Cape Cod Baseball League.

By the way, congrats to Jared for landing a position as a beat reporter for the Cape Cod league (and be sure to check out Jared's blog, SportsVU, where's he graciously linked to S&S).

Elsewhere, the calendar may say, "June," but in the great state of Alabama it's never -- ever -- too early to start predicting who will meet in the SEC Championship in December. And so Josh Moon, down at the Montgomery Advertiser, helpfully (between Biscuits games, I'm sure) predicts how things will shake out in 2008 SEC football.

Surprisingly, for someone from Alabama, he doesn't put the Dores at the bottom of the East.

In the only real "news" of the day, Brett Hait at the City Paper (and oh, how I missed having a tangible copy of the CP to read in my three years in Birmingham) tells us that one of the baseball recruits who appeared to be have been lured into going pro at 17 years old has re-considered: Brett reports that Jason Esposito could be making a push for starting third baseman or short stop come Spring 2009.

The College Baseball Blog, with reporting by NYDORE, has some more in-depth analysis of who's going where with VU baseball, including the news on Jason Esposito (I can't wait to hear Joe Fisher say this guy's name, by the way -- it's fun to pronounce).

A blog that apparently specializes in athletics ticket sales mentions VU football's increased ticket sales in an article suggesting that "America Is Ready For Some Football."

Finally, a person of limited intelligence apparently figured out how to post to a SEC Talk forum, suggesting that Vanderbilt be booted from the SEC. Please, someone: go deal with these people. I don't think I can handle the inanity right now.

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