Friday, March 23, 2012
The String is Broken....Buckeyes Top Cincinnati...
A week ago at this time I was sitting in Lima Memorial Hospital, playing the "waiting game"....I was about 4 hours away from surgery that has brought me to this point:
Meanwhile, if I continue to feel up to it, I will resume umpire work on Monday at Paulding...but will not step behind the plate for awhile...not wanting to risk that chance, I will work the field, probably until the staples are removed.
Night One of the "Sweet Sixteen"_____
The Big Ten went 1 win and 2 loses, all vs the Big East...Wisconsin was a one point loser to Syracuse, Michigan State was blown out by Louisville, but Ohio State saved some honor, by defeating in-state rival Cincinnati 81-66. The Buckeyes quickly blew a 12 point half time lead coming out flat in the second half, but rallied in the final 10 minutes, to dispatch the Bearcats...they will take on Syracuse on Saturday night in Boston for a shot at the Final Four....
Tonight Ohio University will face North Carolina, and the other Ohio team, Xavier, out of Cincinnati, will take on Baylor out of the Big 12....
Meanwhile, down the road in Columbus, the Ohio Boys Championships continue today, with Division 2 and Division 1 Semi-finals....all four divisions will have their championship games tomorrow at Ohio State.
The Weekend Ahead____
Photos-March 2012, thus far, seems much like last Summer, and I hope to be able to relax near the lake soon enough....once my personal "fog" lifts, and my recovery is near completion. Ohio State made the "Elite 8" by knocking off Cincinnati last night in Boston....a win over Syracuse will send the Buckeyes to the Final Four in Tampa, next weekend. And baseball, high school baseball, starts it's regular season tomorrow...however, I will wait at least until Monday before heading back to the diamond.