Beavers make their way to the college world series championship with a chance to win it all for the first time ever! Oregon State will face the Tar Heels of North Carolina. If you live in Portland, did you even know the Beavers were in the CWS (college world series)?
There is such a media absence of the OSU's success it is disheartening. Last year, when they went to the CWS for the first time since the 50's it was big news. That year they were promptly beaten and sent home. This year, they are vying for it all and where is the buzz? I hope it increases.
If this were the football team, not even a snail would be able to hide from knowing about it. Too bad our culture is so biased against so many sports. It's all about the money. Football is big money. Just look at the investment in the respective stadiums. Well, I for one am starting to become more and more of a baseball fan. I used to say I'd rather watch paint dry than a baseball game. It may be that my in-laws have had undue influence, but I believe it was just ignorance. I didn't understand the game. Now I know more about it and thoroughly enjoy it.
All that to say, GO BEAVS!
6-26 UPDATE: Beavers have split 2 games with NC. The deciding game is this afternoon at 4pm. Watch it on ESPN or listen 1360AM & 1080AM in Portland.