Devil Dish

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Friday, February 27, 2009
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Take a peek in your backyard one of these nights, Sun Devil fans.

The yard beside Lot 59 off Rural Road and Rio Salado Parkway.

Overlooking the oblivious traffic-goers is a sweet little dose of paradise —Packard Stadium — a perfect setting for an early spring night game.

As I season off this Devil Dish here, from the roof of the press booth, I look down at nearly 20 professional scouts whose reputations hang on every pitch thrown by Missouri’s Kyle Gibson and our own Mike Leake — both projected first-round picks in the upcoming draft.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

You may not recognize them on campus, but there are baseball stars among you. I know, I know, we should all focus on the great season Herb’s boys are having.

Go ahead and get mad in March, get your Harden on. But it’s time ASU baseball got some love. These guys are too legit to be a niche.

The best chant I’ve heard thus far from the small student section?

“Leake, Leake, Leake … Spence, Spence, Spence.”

Please guys. Not exactly bleacher bum material.

Quick, before you type a search, name me three players from this year’s team.

That’s what I thought.

Give them their due and let the noise be brought.