If you went to sleep by 3:30 Saturday afternoon and just woke up, the indomitable Miami Hurricanes are going to the College World Series -- by virtue of their 10-3 victory over Virginia Commonwealth University, fueled by a most unlikely hero named Sam Abrams.
That was the third time I've seen the Hurricanes in a joyous pileup in a victorious super regional deciding game, and the two previous times the Canes (49-15) won the national championship at the College World Series.
The third time could also be the charm, if No. 5 national seed UM can get past some equally talented competition. Eight teams get the chance, and UM was the first to qualify.
On Saturday, UM will meet Florida (49-16) in the opening game of the College World Series. The Gators beat the Canes with one-run victories in 2 of 3 in Gainesville at the season's opening road series Feb. 20-22. Miami beat Florida 7-2 in the middle game.
Keep in mind that it was absolutely freezing that weekend, and UM's left-handed ace Andy Suarez pulled a muscle and couldn't pitch. Suarez will be ready to go at the College World Series.
Back to the walk-on Abrams, a 23-year-old gem of a young man who barely pitched in his three previous seasons at Miami and earned his master's degree in accounting while basically sitting on the bench.
Call him what you like: "KAbrams,'' as AP writer Tim Reynolds coined, or the "Hebrew Hammer,'' as my son-in-law texted, or "Get-out-of-a-Jam Sam,'' as Abrams' dad, Chris told Miami Herald correspondent David Furones.
But just make sure you add "winner'' to the bunch.
The right-handed, walk-on Abrams replaced struggling left-handed starter Thomas Woodrey with bases loaded, no outs and a 3-3 score in the third inning Saturday.
Keep in mind that Abrams pitched a total of 2 2/3 innings in 2014 and 1 2/3 innings in 2013, and was cut during tryouts before his 2012 sophomore season (He tried out again and obviously made it).
So, back to bases loaded: Abrams, a sidewinder with a ball that has plenty of movement and very little speed, struck out the first batter.
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Abrams struck out the second batter.
Abrams got the final batter that inning to fly out to a pumped right fielder Willie Abreu, the Hialeah kid who smacked a home run in the ninth inning to punctuate the victory.
In all, Abrams gave up a measly single in a career-high four innings pitched. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone. He got the win in the biggest game of his life.
Absolutely amazing if you consider the atmosphere and what was at stake.
I don't know if Sam, who will forever be in the hearts of Hurricanes fans, will pitch again. But I do know Saturday will be one of his life's highlights. How could it not be?
Sam told us he couldn't believe that "what happened my sophomore year ended up working out perfectly. It's a dream come true honestly.
"I had already applied to other schools. I was planning on where I was going to live and I was actually working at an accounting firm,'' he said. "I decided that this isn't what I want to do anymore. I didn't want to keep [working at the accounting firm] until I got done with college, so I decided to come back and it worked out perfectly.''
Sam's family -- his dad, his 25-year-old sister Alexa, his mom Lisa Goldstein, and his bubbly, chatterbox little brother Dylan, 12 -- were all there cheering him on. They've been coming to games for many, many years.
"Me and my sister used to come to the games with my dad,'' said Abrams, a Miami native. "In '99, when they won the championship, that was the first year we came. [Alexa], she's crying, freaking out because she can't believe I'm actually in this moment. It's amazing for all of them to be here.
"My little brother has told me every single tweet that has been tweeted about me already. My little brother is kind of crazy. A lot of people see him running around here, so he probably has all of [the tweets] favorited and will show them to me later.''
I talked to Dylan, who couldn't have been more excited, as the crazed crowd repeatedly chanted "YOU'RE NOT ABRAMS!!!" to the unfortunate VCU relief pitcher.
"I'm SO proud,'' Dylan told me. "Sam's dream was always to play here. I'm shocked. I had to sit somewhere else because my mom freaks out and makes me nervous.
"I was thinking, 'Is Sam going to break Omaha or is he going to make Omaha?"
Now Dylan -- and the rest of the college baseball world -- knows the answer.
"He's going to make it!'' Dylan told me.
That, he did.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN