Blogging the Bloggers: Tony La Russa vs. Twitter, Danica on cheating & more

SPORTSbyBROOKS fills us in on the story of Tony La Russa suing Twitter. Apparently the Cardinals manager doesn’t appreciate fake Twitter profiles that talk about his past DUI charge.

DEADSPIN breaks down Texas reliever Austin Wood’s recent amazing (or not so amazing?) feat in which he threw 169 pitches in a seven-hour regional game last weekend.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING says that Tony Kornheiser likes to think that people liked him on Monday Night Football.

FANSIDED details the ways of how to be successful as a start-up sports blogger. (Maybe John and I should read it, although I am happy to report that TSR is mentioned in the peace.)

WITH LEATHER shares the news that Danica Patrick would have taken performance-enhancing drugs to win the Indy 500 if she knew she wouldn’t be caught. Apparently to Danica, it’s not cheating if you don’t get caught.

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Texas outlasted Boston College in 25 innings

The longest game in NCAA history ended on a simple force out at second base, as Texas defeated Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings at the Austin Regional of the NCAA collegiate baseball tournament. The game lasted seven hours, three minutes.

Longhorn Travis Tucker, in his 12th at-bat on the evening, bounced a single through the right side of a drawn-in infield to score Connor Rowe from third base in the top of the 25th inning.

UT reliever Austin Wood was the unsung hero of the game, as he threw 13 shutout innings in relief. He pitched no-hit ball through the first 12 1/3 innings, striking out 14 Golden Eagle batters on 169 pitches thrown.

After the final out was recorded, the entire Longhorn team celebrated the victory on the field, and saluted the remaining crowd with a rendition of “The Eyes of Texas.”

Boston College has an early wake-up call. They will play Army in an early afternoon elimination game on Sunday, while Texas will not play until later that evening at 6 PM.

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