Take on Pirate Sports
From the Anchor Desk
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
By Brian Bailey
Plodding along during snail
You've heard of the dog days of summer. Well, these are the snail days of
Isnít it amazing how quickly we all go from the hustle, bustle and
excitement of a possible trip to Omaha, to the stillness of a lazy summer
After weeks of analyzing, predicting, debating and following East
Carolinaís best-ever baseball team, we are all left with a week of the
College World Series on television.
Not that the Pirates couldnít have competed in this event. Quite the
contrary! Texas may be a bit better then the rest of the pack, but I would
like the Pirates chances against most of the rest of the field.
At this level, though, all the teams have wonderful talent.
Speaking of talent, ECU coach Randy Mazey will be looking for some, after
six of the seven Pirates that were drafted signed Major League contracts.
The seventh will most likely be Darryl Lawhorn, who will negotiate with
the Diamondbacks after he rehabilitates a leg injury that sent him to the
dugout during the postseason.
Itching for kickoff
Football season just canít get here fast enough. The summer sports scene
in a college town makes for a long couple of months.
Baseball was a blur. Football will go quickly. But the time in between is
way too long.
Maybe the NCAA should follow the advice of ECU Hall of Famer and former
head baseball coach Keith LeClair and act on a proposal it is currently
studying that would move the baseball season back a couple of weeks. That
would help the northern teams get in more games, and it would certainly make
the summer go that much more quickly.
Fantasy camp coming
If youíve still got that urge to put on the football pads, the Pirates
have the perfect venue coming in August.
Itís the first ECU Menís Fantasy Football Camp. The one-day clinic will
be held Friday, August 6th. The cost is $125 for a full day of field
instruction, video breakdowns, offensive and defensive discussions and
recruiting. All campers get a T-shirt, shorts and various other ECU items.
The women of the Pirate nation are also invited out the night before the
Fantasy Camp for a special clinic that costs just $40. The ladies also get a
camp T-shirt and other ECU items for attending.
Itís a great way to kick off summer practice at East Carolina.
Who knows, you might have some eligibility leftÖ.
Anyone interested in attending either the fantasy camp or women's clinic
should contact the ECU Football Office at (252) 328-4570.
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