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Happy Father's Day Quick Hitters: A Salute To Fathers And Our Bruins In Omaha

The Bruin dads followed their sons to Omaha in 2010 and they are back again this year
The Bruin dads followed their sons to Omaha in 2010 and they are back again this year

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there who have raised Bruins or are raising little Bruins now. Today is your one day out of the year to be king, but I think we all know that everything that your baby Bruin does is in part due to what you do as a dad every day of every year. So today we say a big thank you to all of the dads out there.

Around these parts, one of the best presents you could get on Father's Day is a Bruin win, which you might get later today when the Bruins take on the Wildcats in the College World Series. Let's take a trip around the bases and see what we have in review of the Bruins' 9-1 win over Stony Brook that landed them here.

  • Eric Sorenson is back in his hometown of Omaha for the College World Series, like always, and has continued with his excellent, if irreverent (and I mean that as a compliment), reporting. Plus, his work always comes with pictures and because he lives a stone's throw away from Jackie Robinson Stadium, he knows our Bruins better than just about any national college baseball guy out there. He wasn't particularly impressed or surprised by what we did to Stony Brook. He's seen us do it all year, but it comes with pictures!
  • After UCLA finished smoking Stony Brook, ESPN talked to Jeff Gelalich. As expected, he said that the Bruins' experience in Omaha made a big difference, as did quieting the pro-Seawolves crowd in that five-run first inning.
  • In breaking down the Bruins' opening win, Kendall Rogers points out that is was business as usual. He also gives Adam Plutko Player of the Game honors and names Beau Amaral his unsung hero.
  • This is a couple days old, but David Berg counts autographs. Seriously, he counts how many he does.
  • Gerrit Cole has been promoted to Double-A after lighting up A ball. The right-hander had a 2.55 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning with Bradenton so Altoona should give him more of a challenge. There is now speculation that Cole could be with the big league club by September.
  • Trevor Bauer is 4-0 with a 2.68 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 37 innings since being promoted to Triple-A Reno. The calls for him to be called up by the Diamondbacks are getting louder and it has spurred a #FreeTrevorBauer movement on Twitter. It even made it to a Diamondbacks game last week.
  • The Bruins will take on the Wildcats today at 6 pm PT on ESPN2. The winner is onto the bracket final from the winner's bracket and has to win just one of its next two to advance to the Championship Series. Hopefully they can get it done and give the Bruin dads out there a nice Father's Day gift.