By Clay Hornin
The inning escapes. But the house was nearly full, so let’s call it 11,000 inside Oklahoma City’s Hall of Fame Stadium on a Thursday afternoon.
Yes, the game was supposed to be played in prime time, but weather had pushed everything back a day, and ESPN had Game 3 between the Nets and the Bucks going, and ESPN2 the first day of the NCAA outdoor track and field meet and ABC a bunch of programming built around justice warrior Erin Brockovich — seriously — so, of course, the most important and final game of the college softball season was taking place in the middle of the afternoon.
Nobody’d want a ball to be in lost in the sun or anything — though one was, causing a run-scoring infield double — so what are a bunch of networks and channels owned by Disney to do?
Unfortunately, nothing, yet this is not even about that. Not exactly.
It’s about what the PA announcer said after a third out and before a new half frame was to begin.
He invited all the fans in attendance to not wait to buy their tickets to the 2022 Women’s College World Series, taking place June 2-8 of next year.