Spring sports heat up with great starts by Georgia baseball and track and field teams


Spring sports are well underway. The Georgia baseball team is dominating opponents while the Georgia track and field team has broken a few records.

We talked about this in our last baseball column. Georgia baseball fans have no particular animosity toward the University of Massachusetts. But they are yankees, and they did choose to invade Foley Field. They had every opportunity to stay safely north of the Mason-Dixon line.

As I type this, over the first two games of the series, Georgia baseball has outscored UMass 21-2. We may not write about the Sunday game either, as we prefer to pile on vs Tech, Florida, Auburn and adversaries we dislike a whole lot more than folks who may send us lobsters if we play nice.

Plus, in the 1640s UMass baseball used to practice on Boston Common. My 8th great-grandfather Anthony Stoddard used to graze his cattle there. That is why UMass had to move to Amherst. I can’t prove any of this.

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So let’s leave UMass and the hope that they might ship us lobster to discuss another underappreciated University of Georgia sports team. Let’s talk about Georgia track and field.

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