I was going to do a "Know your Foe" for Alabama for the WCWS game tonight. But I just didn't have the research time or the interest in the history of Alabama to follow thru. I did find this interesting story : all but four buildings for the original University of Alabama were burned to the ground in April of 1865 by Union Troops led by Brigadier General John T. Croxton. This was the same month the war officially ended and seemingly there was no real reason to do it... expect just prior to the start of the Civil War (in 1860) the state government of Alabama transitioned the University into a full-time military academy supplying trained officers to the Confederate Army. Pay back is a bitch.
Rather than spend hours researching other nuggets of Alabama's rebel and racist past -- I chose instead to focus on the positive and make a special WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES wallpaper.
Go Blue !!!