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Good afternoon Georgetown baseball fans!

While the rest of the office is preparing for the men's basketball game on Friday, the hosting of the second and third round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center and the women's team out in College Park, Md. against Princeton on Sunday, I get to hang out here at lovely Shirley Povich Field for today's Georgetown vs. George Washington baseball game.

After about an hour and a half of maintenance work, from cutting the grass, to fixing the mound GW has taken to the infield to warm up. It's definitely a good sign.

As we speak, senior LHP Alex Mayer, who is coming off a strong performance on the mound, allowing one run on five hits over 8.0 innings (read more about it here: http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/031211aaa.html) is setting up SportsSoundsPro on the Pressbox computer with everyone's walk-up music.

Last season, while Mayer was recovering from injury he learned how to use the SportsSoundsPro program and sat up here for most home games (if not all) to handle in-game music duties. Not sure what Mayer's post-graduate plans are, but he could a strong professional baseball pressbox employee right now.

If you're in the Bethesda area, make sure to stop by Shirley Povich Field. The game starts at 3 p.m. and there are a few seats remaining. For now, I'm going to get a little work done. I'll be scoring the game throughout, so if anyone has any problems with the official scoring you can probably just comment on this blog.

I'll be back throughout the game with more observations from the field of play and beyond. Check back after the jump and make sure to keep your cursor on the refresh icon...

 

Men's Hoop, Women's Hoop, FPD

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I'm a bit late to the party here, maybe it's still a leftover feeling from waking up a bit later than normal, or later than I had expected to.  It also didn't help that the wireless was down at Verizon Center for the better part of pregame this morning.  Thankfully, Gordon Armstrong, who oversees the IT department at The Phonebooth, was able to take care of things and get the internet access back up courtside just as the game started.

Another Thursday morning and another BIG EAST Coaches Conference call.  Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III called in just before noon and spoke about the upcoming game against Providence:

Lots Going On!!!

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The spring season has started here at Georgetown and there is a lot going on, let's get to it...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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After boarding a plane for Texas this weekend, I never thought that the D.C. area was going to get as much snow as it did.  Like Ryan, whenever they talk about the blizzard of "insert year here", I just assume it will snow some, turn to rain or the dreaded freezing rain, and ice up/melt within a day or so.  Flash forward to Saturday and turning on the hotel tv.......bummer for all the people who were stuck in the blizzard.  I received text messages and pictures of the streets and scenes (a grocery-store line a mile long, people buying things for the armageddon, etc.).  At this point I just figured there would be some flight delays and changed the channel to some hoops.

Post Thanksgiving

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Hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving and got to spend the holiday with people they care about.  Turkey Day consisted of sleeping in, eating good food and watching a Bronco win to cap it all off.  My parents have moved from just outside Philadelphia to Allentown, Pa so the drive has turned into a 3 1/2 hour trip up I-95 to a 3 1/2 hour trek across I-83 and I-76.  Not that this matters to many, but the scenery is definitely different. 

Out-of-season Saturdays

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I awoke at 6:30 on Saturday morning to head over to Yates for Georgetown swimming & diving picture day.  After being told to walk around back to the patio in order to get in, I hopped a fence, or two, to get in the building.  Our photographer Raf Suanes and I split sides of the pool and I figured things were going to run smoothly like the previous year.  However, that was not the case.  After a few shots of the freshmen and newcomers, Raf informed me that the shots were a little blurry.  This led to us shooting most of the student-athletes swimming freestyle and backstroke.

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