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Bantams seek first perfect season in college baseball history. Wait, what the hell is a Bantam?

I’m a miniature chicken, you moron!

Everyone thought they were going to see a perfect season in the NFL, but the Giants kept the Patriots from putting the Super Bowl cherry on top of a 16-0 regular season record. Memphis was oh-so close to perfection in college basketball this season, losing just one regular season game and then making it all the way through the NCAA Tournament before falling to Kansas in a frantic final. Well, believe it or not, we’ve got another team looking at perfection: the Trinity College Bantams.

At 27-0, the small private college in Hartford is getting increasingly close to something believed to be unprecedented in modern college baseball.

No team has won a national championship without losing a game, to be sure; but Trinity, which competes in N.C.A.A. Division III, could become the first college of any size to finish its regular season and conference tournament having won every game. Such records are not officially monitored, an N.C.A.A. spokesman said, but an examination of previous top teams’ final records suggested it was unlikely that any had done that before.

Next month’s N.C.A.A. regionals and the Division III national championships could trip up Trinity. But if the Bantams win Tuesday night against Eastern Connecticut State, a perennial national power and their toughest regular-season opponent, running the table will be a step closer for a team that has throttled opponents by a combined score of 260-64.

Got that?! Forget the Spurs vs. Suns; Trinity against Eastern Connecticut State is where the magic’s happening tonight. There’s always Game 3, but you only get one shot at 28-0.


[NYTimes. com]: In Sport Filled With Flaws, a Chase for Perfection