The Game Itself That game may have redefined the term ugly win. What a train wreck. It's a little late in the year for some of what transpired mid-game on from the Gator's in the field and in the dugout. Will it steel their resolve or create an iota of doubt? We'll know in the next few days. The Umpires It would be interesting to know how they are selected for the CWS. Is it based solely on merit and in-year assessments by the NCAA? Or is it who's willing to, or can, take a week or two off from their normal lives to be in Omaha? The home plate umpires have been marginal, at best. I get tight zones, big zones, and expanding zones. But, having those same zones rotate thru in successive innings has to really confuse batters. I think back to the base umpire in the 2017 CWS game, Gators v. TCU, that made the obstruction call. He was totally focused and in command. CWS Breaks There's an old saying that you'd rather be lucky than good. Let's hope that the umpires incorrectly allowing Fisher to fully warm up is the 2023 CWS break that, looking back, is pivotal in the Gators winning it all. If I was on the ORU coaching staff, I'd have likely gotten tossed after ripping them a new one for allowing that. 2023 CWS Teams What a gauntlet. Whichever team wins the National Championship will have truly earned. As always. It's Great To Be A Florida Gator!