Lacrosse Classic and Ronnie Deck Sightings

This past weekend brought me to watch every type of sporting
event BESIDES baseball.  Yes, I either
attended or watched on TV: Lacrosse, football, hockey, and soccer.

 

Up first was lacrosse. 
The Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic was held on Saturday for the 5th
straight year in Baltimore.  It is a
collection of three games, always with two high seeded matchups and a local
game.  Instead of naming the teams, I’ll
show the matchups based on the posters they gave out for each team (yes, I took
one of each):

Game1.jpg

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So I took the bus down to Federal Hill and met up with Zevi
at M&T Bank Stadium, where we got our tickets and ran inside just in time
for the national anthem (click to see larger):

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After that, Syracuse and Georgetown took the field:

 

Warmups1.jpg

And the first game began:

 

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Then we met up with my friend Joel (who goes to Cuse, but happened to be home for his spring break):

During one of the breaks of the game (3 periods, so there
are two breaks of I think 15 minutes), we found a stand set up by the
Chesapeake Bayhawks of MLL (Major League Lacrosse) and got our picture with the
MLL trophy they brought (I’m on the left, Zevi on the right):

MLLTrophy.jpg

 

In the 3rd period, with Syracuse leading 8-7,
Georgetown scored on a breakaway goal with 5 seconds left, sending the game
into overtime:

Game1Score.jpg

Syracuse scored first in the sudden death extra time, which was cause for
celebration:

Game1Final.jpg

 

And it was onto the next game: Cornell and Virginia.

 

Virginia won 11-9.  I
cheered for Cornell purely because I did not want to cheer for an ACC team not
named Maryland:

 

Game2score.jpg

At one point during the game, Cornell shot the ball so hard
(shot? Is that the word they use in lacrosse?) that it ripped through the
net.  I figured now would be a good time
to show the epic green nets:

 

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They had a reason for using them.  I just forget it.

 

The best part of this entire day, hands down, was the free
snack’n waffles, sponsored by Smuckers:

 

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So that was our lunch. 
Lots and lots of waffles.

 

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So then the local game was next.  Johns Hopkins and UMBC came out to warm up:

 

Warmups3.jpg

And 5 seconds into the game, Hopkins had won the face-off,
charged down the field, and scored:

 

Game3Score.jpg

I figured that this game was already in the books (it was;
Hopkins won 16-5), so I headed home to watch basketball.  Akron was playing Kent State in the MAC Championship.

 

My Zips won.

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They play Notre Dame on Friday in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament.

I figure since this is an MLBlog, I should include something
baseball related in the entry.  Here’s a
screenshot I took of some Pirates prospect taking a lead during the Orioles
game.  I swear; he’s an oompa loompa:

 

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Oh, and here’s a Ronnie Deck sighting:

 

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And you can see Ronnie as well in this video.  From 0:11-0:15, you can see him standing
behind Mark Reynolds.

 

Final note:

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