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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lance Berkman

The Rice University student paper, The Rice Thresher (groan), has an article about Lance Berkman. He mentions Bubba:

Berkman takes time to reflect on years at Rice

The only reason we got invited to the SWC tournament is because that was the last year of the Southwest Conference. I remember that we lost at Oklahoma State in a heartbreaking game, right before we went to the conference tournament as a tune-up. We got beat in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off double. In that game we lost Bubba Crosby, who was a freshman that year. He broke his hand trying to steal second base. So here we are heading into the conference tournament minus our 3-hole hitter and center fielder. One of our pitchers had to fill in and play center field. We were thinking we didn't have much of a chance. … We beat three really good teams to win that tournament. We just caught a little lightning in a bottle and had a great SWC tournament.

Interesting that Bubba was the starting CFer and three-hole hitter his freshman year.

All in all, Lance Berkman comes across as a really nice guy in the article - interesting, intelligent, and down-to-earth.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:06 PM


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