CLEVELAND – After over a hundred years of Cornellians never hearing about their alma mater on sports network programming, Fox color commentator John Smoltz thrilled students and alumni everywhere Wednesday night by finally mentioning Cornell in a World Series broadcast.
“When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first Supreme Court justice to preside over a gay marriage in 2013, I thought maybe Cornell would be mentioned in the seven-game championship battle between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals,” said Sully Nelson ‘92, who said that he had come to expect baseball’s Fall Classic to ignore the Ivy League’s only land-grant university.
“My grandfather spent his entire life listening to each World Series to no avail, hoping to hear a brief mention of the place he spent the best four years of his life. This one’s for you, Gramps.”
Following the 2:00 a.m. celebrations of the historic namedrop, CUPD estimates it will take three days to fully clean Ho Plaza.