UGA Baseball and Softball are in the Postseason (Podcast Episode)
By: Scott Duvall | @JawaviFilms
Towards the end of May, life in Athens, Georgia tends to slow down. From the frenetic months of the fall all the way to March and April, football and basketball tends to dominate conversation, speculation and discussion.
But the month of May, usually the week after UGA graduation ceremonies comes a monumental date on the calendar. It's around this time of year that football doesn't seem so far away.
For years, bloggers have counted down the days until game one of the next Georgia Bulldogs football season. I remember ten years ago when a blog that I was quite fond of named, Catfish and Cornbread posted every day highlighting the corresponding player's number. It was a way to help trick your mind into thinking that you really weren't going to have to wait three months until tailgating and football. It kind of worked.
We're currently in that part of the calendar of the low 90s or high 80s of days left until the Dawgs kick off against Austin Pea University (#hotgarbage), but instead of sitting around debating what Kirby's 2018 defensive line depth chart will look like, Georgia fans have serious spring sports to focus on.
That's right, the UGA softball team advanced through their regionals and is competing in Oklahoma City at the WCWS. An early defeat to the Gators dropped them into the losers bracket, but as of writing this, they're still in it.
The UGA baseball team hosts the Campbell Camels tonite at Foley Field for the first round of the NCAA Athens, Ga Regional. It's been ten years since a Bulldog baseball team was in the postseason and that year they almost won the whole damn thing (sound familiar?).
So, Will, Tony and I sat down Wednesday night to heap praise on the diamond dogs and softball girls for making this spring a bit more exiting than many years past. We're still going to talk about and count down days until football, but it's a point of pride to be able to turn on ESPN and see that Georgia brand on display with actual games being played instead of hosts discussing what to expect in three months.