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The U-Va. baseball team’s photobomb game is strong

(AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

After U-Va. defeated Maryland, 7-3, on Sunday in Charlottesville, Cavaliers Coach Brian O’Connor said he couldn’t be more proud of his team for finding a way to force Monday’s deciding Game 3, which will determine a spot in next week’s College World Series.

O’Connor should be proud of his team’s photobombing shenanigans as well.

Andrew Ramspacher described the postgame scene for the Daily Progress:

Wearing a headset and staring into a rolling camera, Brian O’Connor was in post-game conversation with ESPN’s Mike Patrick and Doug Glanville. Behind the Virginia baseball coach, Tyler Allen and Nate Irving had Derek Fisher hanging from a PVC pipe, resembling a spit.

This is known as a “photobomb,” a term recently added to the Oxford dictionary. But for Sunday’s purposes, it should simply be known as UVa’s victory scene, a place the Cavaliers so desperately needed to arrive at following Saturday’s disappointment.

We’ve seen the “spit” maneuver before, most notably by the Cincinnati baseball team, the undisputed king of college baseball photobombs.

Sunday was a good day for photobombs at the major league level, too. Jerry Blevins and Drew Storen got Jordan Zimmermann good during his postgame interview with MASN’s Dan Kolko.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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