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...