5/21: ‘Rain Delay Theater’ a growing trend in college baseball

May 21, 2011, 9:44 AM | Updated: 9:50 am

By Michael Simeona

— The 12th-seeded UW Huskies softball team is one win away from clinching their sixth Super Regional berth in seven years after defeating the BYU Cougars at Husky Softball Stadium last night.

UW plays BYU again Saturday afternoon in the Regional Championship round. BYU must beat UW twice in order to advance.

— The Washington Huskies football team received a commitment from CB Darien Washington of Orange (CA) Lutheran High, according to Dawgman.com. Washington chose UW over Arizona, Arizona State, and new Pac-12 rival Colorado.

The 5-11, 175 lb. Washington is projected to play cornerback for the Huskies after playing safety during his senior season in high school. Washington is the third commitment from the Class of 2012, joining RB Tarien Owens, and QB Jeff Lindquist of Mercer Island.

— After Phoenix Suns team president Rick Welts came out of the closet earlier this week, ESPN Radio’s Jared Max revealed to the world he was gay during his show on 1050 ESPN New York on Thursday.

Max, 37, has kept it a secret for the majority of his life, and was influenced by Welts and Charles Barkley’s recent comments about their acceptance of working with gay people in sports.

Max: “With Rick Welts and Will Sheridan and even a gay bowler coming out, I don’t do this. And Barkley’s comments were the tipping point. You start realizing, I get one life. Thirty-seven years old. What the hell am I doing sitting around and not being myself? I don’t think I could live with myself if I shied away from this, a true challenge but one that had to be taken.”

And finally….

There is a growing trend in the world of college baseball when it comes to rainouts. During a game between Radford University and High Point last week, players from both teams engaged in what’s been deemed ‘Rain Delay Theater.’

Check it out for yourself:

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