Due to the weather I missed the final four innings of yesterdays Irish game against Cincinnati. The Irish decided to move the doubleheader up because of rain headed towards South Bend. It was for the best though since they gave up four runs in the ninth and lost. I did get to Notre Dame in time to see the second game though. The Irish played the last two innings of the second game in a soaking rain. That may have contributed to the two runs they gave up in the top of the ninth to tie the game up. All that did though was set up David Mills to be the hero. He hit a walk off home run to left field to win the game for the Irish. What is it with teams I like hitting walk offs lately? This could be a fun year for baseball.
Former Purdue Defensive Tackle Mike Neal was selected in the second round #56 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Mike was a great representative for Purdue, and I hope that he will continue that with my favorite NFL team the Packers. Sadly Mike was the only Boiler taken in the draft. David Pender and Joey Elliot were seen as outside shots to get drafted, but they will have to try and sign as free agents. The hero of the Ohio State game Brandon King has already signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Pender is rumored to have signed with the Eagles, and Elliot may join him in Philly or may end up in Miami.
Matt Bischoff struck out ten batters today to become the all time strikeout leader at Purdue. They also split a doubleheader against Northwestern at Lambert Field to continue their recent hot streak. This team has never really been a contender in the Big Ten, but coach Doug Schreiber is getting them closer.
Once again the Sports Junkie has taken the winter off. I have had lots of things going on, some of which you may see pop up on here in the near future. Today I was talking to a friend who suggested that maybe it was a good time to get back into the blogosphere. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do on here. You would have thought that since 2006 I would have done that. I tend to get off topic at times, and that really makes it tough to post on the blog all the time. For now I will be back to posting on the sports that I love. White Sox baseball will of course be the focal point this summer. I am sure that I will take a few trips to various ballparks, and I will chronicle those. Since my last post in December I still watch sporting events as if I will be writing about them on here. That has been ingrained in me. Now I will finally get back to posting my thoughts on here. Over the next few weeks I will probably slowly catch up on a few of the highlights of the last five months that I have not been on here. I have had a blast. For now though I think we will just take things as they come.