Originally posted on LaxSpot on 03/31/2008
Whats up everyone? I hope you are having a good Opening Day, even though the weather is pretty crummy. I know that being a laxer, means that we are supposed to hate baseball, but I cant do it. I grew up a baseball fan and have meet some pretty phenomenal baseball players over the years and there still isnt much that beats going to an O’s game on a nice Spring/Summer night. Event hough the O’s +/- for the year (according to Vegas) is only 66 (that means that if they win 66 games, they have lose 97….thats pathetic), and have had 10 straight losing seasons, I am still a fan and will always be.
This past weekend was a good one and I am definitely feeling it today. The Titans had a bye week, so we had no lacrosse obligations this weekend, so I had some time to catch up with some friends that I havent had a chance to hang out with in a while. On Saturday we celebrated Tom Garvey’s 25th birthday and boy did we celebrate. We started the night at an amazing dinner at Sammy’s Tratoria on Charles Srteet in Mount Vernon. The owner is also the cook and the food is amazing. The atmosphere is nice, if you can get passed all of the Hopkins memorabilia (JHU goes to their pregame dinner there). After dinner we hit up Federal Hill and than back to Tom’s for late night shenanigans. Needless to say, I was feeling pretty awful all day Sunday, but Tom’s birthday was a night to remember.
Now onto lacrosse…….What is going on in D1 this year? Hop losing 4 straight and 3 of those in OT. I may be biased becuase the backup goalie for the Hop is my roomate, but come on Petro, give him a shot. Closer to home, what is up with TOWSON. How can my alma mater be sooooo bad. How do you only beat Robert Morris by one goal and trail the entire game? Good luck Tuesday versus a good underated UMBC team. Maryland, is playing well (smoking UVA) minus a tough 3 OT loss to UMBC and a schalacking by UNC. Did I mention they have 4 freshmen rotating through on their attack and a freshmen starting at D. UVA and Duke looked like the teams to beat, but have struggled as of late.
Lacrosse has become a sport of parity and it is great seeing teams knocking eachother around and off of the pedistal. Keep it rolling and it should make for an interesting run for the next two months.
Until next time…..