George Mason basketball coach likes to have his teams play Unityball, a pickup baseball game during practices.
Unityball was born on a snowy night five years ago on a near-deserted concourse at Newark International Airport. Demoralized after a loss at Fairfield, Larranaga and his players waited for a promised flight the only plane that was supposed to leave that night.
"We were miserable," Larranaga said. "We were sitting around for an hour. I said to one of my assistants. 'We've got to do something. This is awful."'
Larranaga had, on occasion, staged baseball games with his players during his days at Bowling Green, usually when the team needed a change of pace. He decided it was time to pull out the trick again.
Reminds me of the T-square ball we played in the journalism room in high school with rolled up tape for a ball. Did you know that when a T-square breaks, the head can fly off at a rapid rate and do some serious damage? And also make it very difficult to come up with a plausible explanation for why the T-square was broken?