Cooking Up a Curveball: Baseball Media Day


Compiled by blog contributor Ben Weiss...

For the third straight year, 11 Southern California college baseball coaches gathered at ESPNZone in Anaheim to address the media and compete to see whose culinary creativity was as good as their coaching credentials.

Trojans' assistant coach Doyle Wilson filled in for head coach Frank Cruz. He said that prior to the competition, Cruz advised him that finishing last isn't necessarily a bad option, as the last place finisher receives a few gifts (a cookbook and fire extinguisher, among other items) to help them improve their chances for next year. Cruz, of course, was speaking from experience.

A panel of four judges critiqued the coaches' fare based on taste and presentation. This year's cooking theme? A hitter's nightmare: sliders.

Below is a slideshow of the cook-off, followed by a video of Coach Wilson's take on the upcoming season.


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