Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Senior Week
May 21st, 2008 by Dan

You’ve probably heard the saying that hindsight is 20/20 on Monday morning, so just imagine how well I can call ’em two days later on Wednesday. That’s right, it’s time for Wednesday Morning Quarterback, your weekly sports round-up.

Yesterday saw two amazing athletic events up here at Cornell’s Senior week with a miniature golf tournament and two games of bowling.

Golf did not go so well for me, as I fell one stroke behind Yin and brought up the rear of seven golfers. The best part was that it all came down to the last hole, which I botched on the last shot to give Yin the win. The main event was $5 placed on Lee and James’ game, which Lee was in jeopardy of losing for about 3/4 of the match, but a few bad holes put him securely in first (of the two).

The surprise mostly came from Ben, who had a very disappointing outing in their last match (which neither Yin nor I were a part of) that he mostly blames on using a red ball and his inability to contrast the ball with the felt due to colorblindness. One neon yellow ball later, he dominated us all with a great golf score.

Bowling went a little better for me with my first over 100 game of the year (I’m not very good). This match was a lane vs. lane cumulative score competition. Yin and Duffy couldn’t manage to make it in for the first game, so we played with our abridged rosters and lost by about 40 pins. After getting warmed up, our completed roster came back for victory in the second game after naming ourselves Team Awesome and naming our neighbors, due to their bowling at the time of naming, Team Meltdown. In the end our awesomeness didn’t quite end up demolishing the competition, but we still won by about 10 pins and I bowled a 106, which is pathetic, but still over 100 and so I am proud.

In more serious sports news, the Marlins are still in first, but are facing their largest challenge in the year so far with a three game set against the Diamondbacks. So far they managed to put up a win against Micah Ownings, but tonight’s game is against the 9-0 powerhouse Brandon Webb. Those nine wins are not just a National League high, but a high in the entire majors. The next highest win count is a three-way tie between Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Red Sox, Joe Saunders of the Los Angeles Angels, and Edinson Volquez of the Cincinnati Reds, each with 7 wins this season. It’ll take a bit of a prayer and hopefully great bat-work by the Fish to hold on to the wins. Speaking of great hitting, it should be noted that as of today, there is at least one Florida Marlin in the top five of every one of the categories measured by baseball for league leading hitting. Keep it up Florida.

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