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Thursday, August 6, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The longest day of the year, three days early


OMAHA – It's a long way to travel to watch two losses. Thanks to a few big plays, I didn't have to.

If you were watching the College World Series game between UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton on ESPN2 Monday afternoon, you know what I mean.

For the longest time, it looked like Irvine, the school I traveled from Spokane to Omaha to watch, would go out in two games.

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