Lame Ducks

Oregon this, Oregon that. Sure, the Pacific Northwest spot is bomb-ass with its ocean, trees, and, of course, Portland. But until recently, the state was actually kind of un-American.

You see, until this year, the University of Oregon in Eugene, one of the state’s largest public institutions, hadn’t fielded a baseball team since 1982. Quite the oddity, especially considering that the Ducks’ main rival, the Oregon State Beavers, captured back-to-back College World Series titles in 2006 and 2007.

So how are the Ducks doing during their first campaign in 26 years? Well, at the time of writing, they’re cemented in last place and ten-and-a-half games behind the Pac-10-leading Arizona State Sun Devils, the Top 5-ranked team that’s attempting to capture its third Pac-10 title in a row.

The ASU baseball squad tries to zip the lips of the Quack Attack when the Devils take on the Ducks in a three-game set at Packard Stadium.

Fri., May 15, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 16, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., May 17, 1 p.m., 2009
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Steve Jansen
Contact: Steve Jansen