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Special Series at the Light

There is no doubt where Canes fans will have their attention for the next three nights. Nope, not the first hour of tonight's three-hour finale of Lost (I've got it set to record on my DVR). Rather, Mark Light Stadium where the No. 1-ranked baseball Canes will attempt to lock up their first regular season ACC title with a series win against No. 2 North Carolina.

Miami (42-6, 22-3 ACC) hasn't really enjoyed its time in the ACC since it moved over from the Big East a little more than five years ago. Make that ditto for the football and basketball teams. The ACC really has turned out to be a lot tougher than I think we all expected. But this weekend, Jim Morris' team can finally put The U atop the conference.

And to be honest, playing the second-best team in the country the past two seasons is probably the perfect way to accomplish it. North Carolina (43-9, 20-6 ACC) is no joke. The Tar Heels have the No. 1 pitching staff in the country with a 2.28 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .226 and have struck out 525 in 470 innings pitched. Miami owes these guys dearly. UNC has won the last two series including a sweep in Chapel Hill last year.

I won't be there (Susan Miller Degnan will be). But I've also got my DVR set to record the series on CSS. I'll be leaving for a wedding this weekend of fellow Herald Sports Writer Joseph Goodman. I know I've been gone from the blog this week. But as I've told you guys before, I'm busy working the recruiting trail here in South Florida. I've already made visits to 12 different South Florida high schools in the past two weeks. You can check out my spring tour diaries on our Herald.com recruiting page. My next diary will include visits to Central -- the school I predict will take over as the power in Miami-Dade -- and Hialeah. Both teams are loaded with 2010 prospects Miami should be very interested in.

As for the Canes, they picked up another commitment today from a little known tight end out of Fleming Island named Cory White. I'm going to try to reach the kid when I get back home from a making a few more local visits to a few high schools tonight. See you guys later.

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1st!!

Go Canes!!

And a soft verbal from DE Olivier Vernon.

yonder grand slam bottom of the 3rd miami 4-1

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Does any have a link to a video of Yonder's slam last night? Wasn't able to watch it but want to see that slam!!!!!!!!

Hi Manny, great spring tour series report. Should chop it up more and milk it for here or chop it for the blog and do a every5 day cycle. You would get a lot of readership interest. They (legion) think you have backed off but I think you have been working just as hard albeit in a more obscure area (for now).

Hi Manny, great spring tour series report. Should chop it up more and milk it for here or chop it for the blog and do a every5 day cycle. You would get a lot of readership interest. They (legion) think you have backed off but I think you have been working just as hard albeit in a more obscure area (for now).

Hi Manny, great spring tour series report. Should chop it up more and milk it for here or chop it for the blog and do a every5 day cycle. You would get a lot of readership interest. They (legion) think you have backed off but I think you have been working just as hard albeit in a more obscure area (for now).

Hi Manny, great spring tour series report. Should chop it up more and milk it for here or chop it for the blog and do a every5 day cycle. You would get a lot of readership interest. They (legion) think you have backed off but I think you have been working just as hard albeit in a more obscure area (for now).

What an embarrasment this weekend was for canes fans , I have to admit that the canes Baseball team is definately not #1 , it was very appearant that NC has a way better pitching staff and much more consistent hitters , I havent gotten much chance to watch the canes cause they arent on TV much , but I had bought into media because of my love for the canes to be #1, but after 40 yrs of watching the canes, my money isnt on them to win the championship this yr I am sad to say , we need some pitchers badly, our 2nd and 3rd series pitchers are a large letdown from our series starting pitcher, and it will show in Omaha. : ( hope we get some more good freshman this next year.

Hey Keith, so the 12-2 shalacking we gave the #2 Tarheels the day before means absolutely nothing to you, right? I mean having the best record in all of baseball and clinching our very first Coastal Division title, that surely means our "2nd and 3rd series pitchers are large letdowns" right? Do us all a favor there Keith; the next time you want to comment just place you bottom lip over your head and swallow.

Let's go Canes!

I mean having the best record in all of baseball and clinching our very first Coastal Division title

Posted by: Observer | May 17, 2008 at 05:44 PM
U clinched the "unofficial" ACC title & #1 tournament seed ...
IN ADDITION

I havent gotten much chance to watch the canes cause they arent on TV much

Posted by: Keith S | May 17, 2008 at 03:21 PM
comcast cable contracted to televise 10 UM games in 12 southern states ...
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What an embarrasment this weekend was for canes fans , I have to admit that the canes Baseball team is definately not #1 , it was very appearant that NC has a way better pitching staff and much more consistent hitters , I havent gotten much chance to watch the canes cause they arent on TV much , but I had bought into media because of my love for the canes to be #1, but after 40 yrs of watching the canes, my money isnt on them to win the championship this yr I am sad to say , we need some pitchers badly, our 2nd and 3rd series pitchers are a large letdown from our series starting pitcher, and it will show in Omaha. : ( hope we get some more good freshman this next year.

Posted by: Keith S | May 17, 2008 at 03:21 PM

Did you just call losing 2 out of 3 games to the #2 team in the nation an ebarrassment? After having a 43-8 record and clinching the #1 seed in the ACC? And then you admit to not having watched the Canes much this year. So, what the hell are you talking about? You have to be one of the dumbest people on the planet.

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