Later tonight, in the first game of the men's NCAA tournament, UAlbany will go head to head with Mount Saint Mary’s in Dayton Ohio at 6:40 PM on truTV. The winner will go on to face No. 1 Florida at Orlando in the second round.
In baseball, Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-5 last night. Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning for Baltimore. Boston couldn’t hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year and 820 game home sellout streak ended.
Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees-Indians game in Cleveland was rained out. Toronto beat Detroit 8-6. Tampa Bay shut out Texas 2-0. Kansas City beat Minnesota 3-0. Oakland cruised ahead of the Angels 11-5 and Houston bested Seattle 8-3.
So as years go, 2012 may not have been our finest. But, alas, and mercifully, it is coming to a close. Yet generally time is not the best aid to remembrance nor perspective. And with that we look back on the year that’s nearly past, not with an acute vision on recent events but with a more reflective eye on this year’s whole body of work. In other words, sometimes it’s hard to remember something that happened even a month ago, much less 10 or 11.