Who knew? Not I, as this baseball thing is still new to me, but thankfully, our frenemies over at BC Interruption are there to point me in the right direction. Anyway, the quick summary is this: UConn is currently one of three Big East teams in the field (the others are Louisville and Pitt, who is one of the "last five in"). That is the good news. The better news? At least according to this projection, UConn could potentially match up against BC (another "last five in" team, natch) in the Norwich regional, and I would absolutely delight in the chance to see the Huskies end Boston College's season in anything. Despite Meacham's best efforts, the CWS format still confuses the hell out of me, but I'm looking forward to learning as I go.
Based mostly on a few errant twitter posts and my imagination (read: fantasies about a BC/UConn/Cuse ACC North), this has turned into what Meacham has nicknamed the "summer of BC mockery," or at least I hope it will. UConn eliminating BC would be a great start, plus I'm still incubating my idea for a post on why UConn football is at least as good, if not better than the brand they play in Chestnut Hill.
Anyway, the Big East Baseball Tournament is this week (check out the double-elimination bracket here), but all you need to know is that UConn is the No. 2 seed and their first game is this Wednesday at 1 p.m. against Cincy. We'll keep you updated.