Dunno if you caught that. Wasn’t that big a deal.
Here are all the relevant highlights, though.
Notable highlights missing from this? Nick Horvath’s sweet catch to end the seventh, and the spin move he did after making it; Jonathan India’s “LET’S FUCKING GO!” after his leadoff double in the eighth inning. (Lamentably missing from it: The saga of the LSU fan quixotically straining for foul balls. Not so lamentably missing: Karl Ravech’s play-by-play call.)
History...MADE.— Savanna E. Collins (@savannaecollins) June 28, 2017
The Gators take home their first ever College World Series title!
That feeling when you win your school's first ever College World Series. pic.twitter.com/jWvaC0Ewj3— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 28, 2017
Dogpiles are cool. I am also envious of Jackson Kowar’s hair.
Even written out, longtime Florida play-by-play man Mick Hubert’s call of the final out is a great one:
“Here’s Kowar, coming set. The pitch ... swung on, bouncing ball! Second base! Liput! On the outfield grass, throws to first — that’s it! The ballgame is all over! Gloves go flying in the air, as the fireworks come bursting out of the stands out in the outfield! The dogpile is on, to the right of the mound, the Gators heaping on one another!
Florida has won the national championship in baseball! OH MY! They’ve done it! They’ve won it!”
But the best thing I saw last night? The thing that made my heart swell two sizes? It’s this video of Florida catcher Mike Rivera getting hugged, with a wonderful addition at the end of it.
At the end of it all — at the end of our lives, which all will end — I think we will be measured by the love we have given, the love we have shared.
I see a lot of that love right there.