Get well soon, Charlie Davies

Get well soon, Charlie Davies

Saturday, May 24, 2008

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

That's more like it

The season ends with an 11-7 win on the back of an 8th inning grand slam by Tony Sanchez.

Thanks for reading the Eagle Log this year. Over the next few months I'll be using this space to look back on the best and worst of '07-'08.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wake 2, BC 0

In what may be the final game I get to attend this season, the baseball team lost to Wake Forest 2-0 to assure a below .500 season. There is one game left this year - tomorrow morning at 11 AM, Senior day against the Deacons.

Terry Doyle was brilliant in his final career start for BC, showing the skill that we've long been hoping to see here at the Heights. He was arguably the better pitcher on the day, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits over 8. BC managed 8 hits off of Wake but couldn't bring a single man home.

BC got two men on in the 8th and put the leadoff runner on in the 9th but it was all for naught.

Thus, my BC-viewing season may have come to an end in very BC fashion: plenty of opportunities, but no W.

I hope to make it tomorrow. If not - well, it's been a fun year.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A good day

BC baseball vs. UConn was about the most organic baseball experience you could possibly have: a clear, sunny day; a small, quiet crowd; a basically meaningless game.

And, best of all, a wild comeback and an 11-8 BC win to make them 2-0 over the hated menace to the south.

BC lost to Wake Forest today to fall to 25-26, so they will need to win their last two games in order to finish over .500 for the year.

I'll be there, taking some more pictures. For now, enjoy these from the BC-UConn game:

From the tippety-top of Alumni Stadium

Sam Shaughnessy at bat

Overview. Nice view huh?

Back down at the parking garage

It took every ounce of restraint I had to not key this bus.

It was not a good start for the Eagles...

From the parking garage

Sam Shaughnessy strikes out. Shot from the top of Alumni Stadium.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Border War

Damn you, mother nature.

Fate did not smile upon BC's stick-and-ball teams in their quest for ACC glory.

In a bizarre interpretation of 'game times subject to change,' the ACC used persistent rain as an excuse to change a double-elimination softball tournament into a single-elimination tournament, retroactively eliminating BC and making their comeback win over Maryland about as irrelevant as yesterday's Liverpool-Tottenham English Premier League match. (2-0 win, Liverpool...huzzah - but not relevant to anything)

It's a sucky way to end a team's season. I know BC probably wasn't going to win the ACC tournament, but anyone who's ever played any sport at any level knows that you approach a single-elimination game a lot differently than a double-elimination game. That's not to say the softballers didn't give max effort against FSU - I'm sure they did - but 'anything goes' when you're facing single elimination. Thus, the mid-tournament change in formats is officially bullcrap of Italian soccer levels. (Wow, two references to another sport that is not relevant to this article - this is turning into a Bill Simmons column. I just need to throw in a Borat reference and a gratuitous shot at BC.)

The baseball team was also hurt by mother nature. Due to a number of rainouts involving ACC competitors Wake Forest and Duke, even if BC sweeps Wake this weekend to equal their number of wins, Wake gets into the tournament with a superior winning percentage. Boooooooo. This one is far less egregious than changing tournament formats in the middle of the tournament, but it still stinks.

But there is still something to play for on the diamond: it's called "Fuck UConn."

At 4 PM today, I will watch my 103rd and probably final live BC sporting event of the year, today's ballgame between the United States of America Eagles and the Communist sUeKKKonn Suckskies. Regional pride is on the line as BC looks to go 2-0 against sueconn.

Personally, since the team can't make the tournament, this will be my last home game of the year, and they are playing EVIL EVIL EVIL ukan't, I am treating this game like a combination of the ACC tournament, the College World Series, Copa America, and the premier of the movie Borat. A good time shall be had by all.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Everybody wins!

BC softball showed some real promise today at the ACC tournament. Their day started with a heartbreaking extra-innings loss to Florida State this morning, 5-1 in 9 innings. But they bounced back with a come-from-behind 7-3 victory tonight over Maryland, keeping them alive at least until tomorrow. They continue their double-elimination tournament tomorrow at 8 PM vs. the loser of UNC vs. NC State.

The Celtics, the Red Sox, and USA hockey all won too, so... hooray!

Monday, May 5, 2008

A winning weekend

The baseball team swept Maryland, the softball team took 2-of-3 from the Terps, the lax team finished the season with a win, the Sox swept the D-Rays, and the Celtics live to see another day.

I'ma go ahead and call that a good weekend.

ACC softball tournament starts on Thursday. Good luck BC!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Walk in the park

I witnessed BC baseball's 8-1 victory over the University of Maryland this afternoon, most notable for some comically bad defense by the Terrapins. Tomorrow: baseball at 1, softball at 1 & 3!

The Trophy Case: BC's honors during my years at school

  • Men's Basketball
  • 2006 - Commonwealth Classic Winner
  • 2008 - Commonwealth Classic Winner
  • Women's Basketball
  • 2008 - Caribbean Challenge Winners
  • 2008 - Blue Sky Classic Winners
  • Sailing:
  • 2008 - ICSA Women's National Champions
  • 2008 - ICSA Co-Ed National Champions
  • Football:
  • 2006 - Meineke Car Care Bowl Winner
  • 2007 - Ireland Trophy
  • 2007 - ACC Atlantic Division Champions
  • 2007 - Champs Sports Bowl Winner
  • 2008 - Ireland Trophy
  • 2008 - ACC Atlantic Division Champions
  • Men's Soccer:
  • 2007 - ACC Regular Season Champions
  • 2007 - ACC Tournament Champions
  • Women's Soccer:
  • 2006 - Sweet Sixteen
  • 2008 - Sweet Sixteen
  • Women's Hockey:
  • 2007 - Beanpot Champions
  • 2007 - Frozen Four
  • 2009 - Beanpot Champions
  • Men's Hockey:
  • 2007 - Hockey East Tournament Champions
  • 2007 - Frozen Four
  • 2007 - Mariucci Classic Champions
  • 2008 - Beanpot Champions
  • 2008 - Hockey East Tournament Champions
  • 2008 - Frozen Four
  • 2008 - National Champions

Games I Attended in '07-'08

  • Overall: 51-30-11 + 12 non BC + spring football = 105 games
  • Home: 40-25-6 + spring game
  • Away: 4-5-5
  • Neutral: 7-0
  • Non-BC NCAA Games: 12
  • Men's Hockey: 13-6-5
  • Women's BBall: 8-2
  • Football: 6-1 + spring game
  • Baseball: 5-1
  • Softball: 4-0
  • Men's BBall: 6-4
  • Women's Hockey: 8-11-5
  • Men's Soccer: 1-2-1
  • Field Hockey: 0-1
  • Women's Soccer: 0-1

Stadiums/Fields Seen 07-08

  • Total: 20
  • Conte Forum [BC] - (49)
  • Alumni Stadium [BC] - (8)
  • TD Banknorth Garden - (7)
  • Shea Field, Baseball [BC] - (6)
  • Newton Soccer Field [BC] - (6)
  • Walter Brown Arena [BU] - (4)
  • Shea Field, Softball [BC] - (4)
  • Matthews Arena [NU] - (3)
  • DCU Center [Worcester] - (3)
  • Schneider Arena [PC] - (2)
  • Ridder Arena [Minnesota] - (2)
  • UConn Hockey Arena [Conn] - (2)
  • Agganis Arena [BU] - (2)
  • Tsongas Arena [UML] - (1)
  • Whittemore Center [UNH] - (1)
  • Mariucci Arena [Minnesota] - (1)
  • Bright Arena [Harvard] - (1)
  • Harvard Stadium [Harvard] - (1)
  • Newton Field Hockey [BC] - (1)
  • Houston Field House [RPI] - (1)

Games I attended in 06-07

  • OVERALL 67-27-3 = 97 games
  • Football 6-0
  • M Hockey 17-6-1
  • M Basketball 14-4
  • W Hockey 13-6-2
  • W Basketball 6-3
  • Softball 3-1
  • W Soccer 3-1
  • M Soccer 3-1
  • Baseball 2-4
  • W Lax 0-1

Best Moments

  • Men's Hockey, 4/12/08 - National Champs.
  • Football, 10/26/07 - BC rallies with two touchdowns in the last 2:11 to win at Virginia Tech and maintain their #2 ranking. Students spill out of the dorms and have an impromptu celebration all over campus. What a night. WOW.
  • Men's Hockey, 3/30/08 - BC scores 3 goals in 1:58 to come from an 0-2 deficit to a 3-2 lead late in the 2nd against Miami in the NCAA regional final.
  • Men's Hockey, 3/30/08 - Joe Whitney's ridiculous diving goal sends BC to the Frozen Four, beating Miami 4-3 in OT.
  • Men's Hockey, 3/21/08 - Benn Ferriero's 3OT goal caps a comeback against UNH in the Hockey East semifinals at the Garden.
  • Men's Hockey, 2/11/08 - Nick Petrecki's OT goal wins the Beanpot for BC!
  • Football, 9/1/07 - BC scores a touchdown to tie the game at 21 right before half time against Wake. BC wins 38-28
  • Men's Hockey, 11/30/07 - BU goalie Karson Gillespie gets sent to the box by Benedetto for a swan dive... piss-your-pants laughter follows
  • Men's Hockey, 3/15/08 - Nate Gerbe's amazing penalty shot goal makes it 4-0 BC over PC in Game 2 of the HE QFs
  • Men's Hockey, 2/4/08 - Gerbe slays BU in overtime
  • Men's Hockey, 3/22/08 - BC cruises to another Hockey East title, beating UVM 4-0
  • Men's Hockey, 3/29/08 - BC gets past the Gophers 5-2 in the NCAA tournament.
  • Men's Hockey, 3/15/08 - BC sweeps the Friars with a pair of 5-1 wins in the HE QFs to advance to the TD Banknorth Garden.
  • Women's Hockey, 2/29/08 - Eagles top PC 4-2 in the season's penultimate game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Stack with the ENG to ice it with 4 seconds left.
  • Women's Hockey, 1/4/07 - BC kills off a 5-on-3, Lindsay Wright aka CANADA scores a sick goal, and BC upsets #4 SLU 5-2
  • Women's Basketball, 1/6/07 - BC stuns NC State with a thrilling 1 point come-from-behind victory
  • Men's Soccer, 11/9/07 - BC clinches ACC reg. season title with a win at home against VT.
  • Women's Hockey, 01/12/08 - MN native Allie Thunstrom's goal with 1:30 to go gives BC a tie @ #4 Minnesota
  • Men's Hockey, 3/14/08 - BC blitzes Providence early and often en route to 5-1 win in Game 1 of HE QFs at BC
  • Men's Basketball, 12/23/07 - Tyrese Rice knocks down a floater with less than 5 seconds to play to give BC the 57-55 win over Northeastern.
  • Men's Hockey, 1/19/08 - Carl Sneep's goal in the 3rd ties BU 2-2; pandemonium in the student section
  • Football, 11/24/07 - BC finally snaps the long losing streak against the U.
  • Women's Hockey, 2/10/08 - BC's Stack scores in the 2nd to tie UNH 1-1. We lost, but that was a great moment.
  • Women's Basketball, 12/31/07 - Picco nails back to back three pointers as BC wins a thriller against NU
  • Baseball, 5/13/08 - BC rallies from big early deficit to beat UConn.
  • Softball, 3/26/08 - Fence Girl crashes into the fence, Thunstrom scores winning run, BC downs HC 4-3
  • Women's Hockey, 11/29/07 - A clutch goal with under a minute remaining by Stack gives BC a much needed point @ UConn
  • Women's Hockey, 3/15/08 - UNH tops St. Lawrence 3-2 in OT to give Hockey East a representative in the Frozen Four.
  • Men's Hockey, 11/30/07 - BC explodes for a 3-0 1st period lead en route to a 6-2 win over BU
  • Football, 10/7/07 - BC scores 31 points in the 2nd quarter against Bowling Green and rolls to 55-24 win - up to #4 in the country!