For one day in this work-a-day scribe’s life, I got to feel like a part of a college sports team.
In particular, it was Jacksonville State’s baseball team, and let me clarify what I mean about feeling like a part of the team. I happened to have a pair of black Adidas sweats and a red Adidas top, so I wore them to blend in.
Per assignment, I sat in the back of their bus from the moment it left JSU’s campus to the moment it arrived outside of Auburn’s Plainsman Park on Tuesday.
I spent all of JSU’s 6-1 victory at Auburn with the guys in the Gamecocks’ dugout and interacted with players and coaches, then I rode back home in the same seat on the team bus.
I ate the same sandwiches they ate, watched the same videos they watched en route to and from Auburn, used the same bathrooms … one gets the picture.