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When you think of baseball, a few ideas may spring to mind: large green fields, the crack of a bat, the seventh-inning stretch and maybe a favorite player or two. Bowling must be one of the last things you might consider. After all, the sports are completely different; baseball is an industrialized evolution of cricket and the traditional English game of rounders. Bowling is an ancient sport, dating back to Egypt as early as 5000 B.C. Baseball is primarily played outdoors in competitive settings, like Major League Baseball. Bowling is most often played indoors in a casual setting, like your local bowling alley. The two sports are objectively incomparable.

As a disgruntled fan of their division rival the Seattle Mariners, the one thing I knew I wanted to do while traveling in Florida was attend a Houston Astros spring training game. If you haven’t been following the MLB offseason, the headlines have been dominated by the Astros cheating scandal that revealed they used an elaborate sign-stealing scheme involving cameras and trash cans to alert their players of incoming pitches. This tactic was used during their 2017 World Series-winning season and through part of the 2018 season.

On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.” 


The No. 11 NC State baseball team suffered a close loss to UNC-Charlotte at home 9-8 Tuesday night, March 10. It was the team’s third loss in the last four games and brings its record to 13-3 on the season.