I’ll be honest. Never thought I’d write something about Cornell Baseball in these here parts. My alma mater has always been known more for their laxers and icemen. Maybe women’s polo (really). Baseball? Not so much. For context, the Big Red baseball squad compiled a 60-99-1 mark during my time in Ithaca. They weren’t much better before or since. In fact, about double the losses as wins has seemingly been par for the course over many, many decades.
Well, a few things have apparently changed. Their shortstop when I was an undergrad? He’s now the forth-year manager (yes, that makes me feel old). The Big Red also boasted a 31-15-1 mark during the 2012 campaign. The result? A league title for the first time in 20 years. And while an Ivy League Championship over Dartmouth may not do it for you, how about a walkoff win? In extra innings? To secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for only the second time in program history? Not too shabby.
Go Big Red!
About the Author: Cecilio's Scribe is the founder of The Legend of Cecilio Guante and a generally pessimistic fan of the Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers. A fine NYC-based gentlemen who hones his marketing skills as his primary trade by day. Husband, chef, father of a newborn and after-hours blogger by night. Proud alum of the mighty Big Red of Cornell. University. Hot sauce devotee. Staunch protester of the continued wussifcation of American sports. Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick.