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Backman’s 6-for-6 game vivid in memory bank

In advance of the 51s opening their 32nd Pacific Coast League season here tonight, the team held its annual media day on Tuesday. Of the six or so media who showed up, four or so asked manager Wally Backman if the 51s would be good enough to return to the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

Jayhawks lose, #CryingKansasKid gets own hashtag

If you were watching the smart guys from Stanford knock the one-and-dones from Kansas out of this year’s March Madness on Sunday, then you probably saw the #CryingKansasKid. The CBS cameras did, and the network is taking a bunch of flak for it on social media.