Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton's joy

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Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton's joy
Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton's joy

Florida is my new favorite baseball team. To advance to the men's College World Series, which begins Saturday, the Gators made the play of the season. It's the fourth inning, and there are two outs. Nick Horvath is on first and Blake Reese is on third. Auburn lefty Andrew Mitchell is pitching. Horvath suddenly takes off, and about 20 feet later he falls. But wait. Falls is insufficient. He belly-flops. It's as if he's on the backyard diving board after drinking one too many and, oops. Even the neighbors get wet. Mitchell turns to look at Horvath, and his back is to Reese. Reese already has taken off in a sprint. By the time Mitchell recovers and throws home, Reese is sliding in for the run. He

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