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King Joey
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SEC fan is bipolar.
Uh, no. It's basically being a purist.
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In baseball, pitching and fielding - defense is pussy ball...and jacking up ridiculous moon shots like Boise State football - is real men baseball.
Nope. There is just about zero defense or pitching on display in Omaha. I could pitch there this week and post an ERA under 2 (and I'm not a pitcher). The current setup completely devalues defense by making it too easy to shut down offenses. With dead bats and dead balls, and a fence 100 miles away, anybody can play defense. Stopping teams who have a realistic shot at stringing together hits and scoring runs? THAT takes defense.

It's just like in football. People think SEC fans crave defense because our offenses suck, then LSU goes out and puts 40+ on Oregon and Ohio State, and Bama goes out and puts up 40+ on Notre Dame. We love our defenses because they are forcing low scoring games against teams that actually CAN score against inferior defenses. This is not the case in Omaha anymore. There's just nothing impressive about holding a team to 1 or 2 runs when it basically takes a meltdown to give up any more than that no matter how good the opposing offense is.

Very few SEC fans are calling for a return to the cork-like bats of the mid- to late-'90s. What most of them -- along with everyone with a revenue stream dependent on fan interest in watching college baseball -- are calling for is a game that remotely resembles baseball. In baseball, when a pitcher lobs an easy fastball down the middle, and the batter correctly spots it and turns on it, and he makes solid contact in the sweet spot, it's not a pop fly 95% of the time. Slightly tweaking the balls (I think the minor league baseball substitution is the preferred option) and shortening the fences in Omaha to a reasonable depth would bring things back into the realm of baseball. Whatever sport they are playing in Omaha this week, it is about as much like baseball as hockey is.







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Zamoro10
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Uh, no. It's basically being a purist.


Purist is pitching and defense. Move the runner over...old NL ball.

You seem to only like CBB when it's bash-bros roid AL ball...designated hitter, everyone swing for the fences.






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pivey14
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Cohen is a bush league piece of shite so no can't pull for state


It's not a popularity contest. He doesn't give a shite what you think about him.






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LSUNV
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frick UCLA and the small ball bull shit, I hope state thunder claps their ass!





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iliveinabox
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yup





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jimbeam
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IM not rooting for anyone. I'm an lsu fan





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King Joey
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Purist is pitching and defense. Move the runner over...old NL ball.
The lowest runs/game average in NL history -- EVER -- was 3.3 in 1908, the highest "height" of the so-called "dead ball era". This year's CWS teams are averaging 3.08 runs/game.

"Purist" is the complete game: pitching, fielding AND hitting.

There is no significance to pitching or fielding when there is no opportunity for hitting. It's like watching Cy Young pitch to Babe Ruth while making Ruth swing a 400 pound lead bar in a park with 900 foot fences; it's a waste of Cy Young's talent because anybody could pitch in that situation. Pitching and fielding is only exciting when there is actually a challenge to it. It's the exact same reason that HRs lost so much of their excitement to many fans when everybody was hitting 20 or 30 a season with the juiced up bats (and players, unfortunately). When hitting and pitching and fielding are all an equal challenge, THAT is purist baseball.







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ElderTiger
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Jokes about Starkville aside, I'll pull for them....no way I can pull for UCLA against an SEC team...unless
it's "you know who" !






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TigerTreyjpg
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I know I'm supposed to hate them because of Cohen, an I know I'm supposed to hate bama, but for the life of me, I cannot pull against the sec. I really do think I'm still mentally fighting the war of northern aggression.





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tigermike2004
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Go sec all the way





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Tiger in Texas
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Can anyone seriously pull for UCLA? Seriously?





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bop
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I can because I am not an SEC!SEC!SEC! guy moron with 14 favorite teams. Kinda like I didn't pull for the falcons in last season's playoffs just because they play in the nfcs.





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Gulf Coast Tiger
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I will be. I know several of the kids and will be rooting for them





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TheDoc
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I want UCLA to win 1-0 on a walk, error and a passed ball.





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Lazy But Talented
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People cheer for teams other than LSU? That sounds awful. Bunch of bandwagoners for a series?


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josh336
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Easy call for me , go bruins





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coonass27
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This is about as bad as the BCSCG this past jan. I was pulling for Armageddon then. I don't want either them to win.

frick state, their cowbells, their fat arse D line man for a 1st baseman, and frick their version of Kenny powers

frick UCLA and their small ball, miniature park, and a-hole batter that stares at his bat for 10. Min before every fricking pitch.






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BigEdLSU
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CLANG CLANG CLANGCLANG CLANG CLANGCLANG CLANG CLANGCLANG CLANG CLANG





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justmebeno
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They are still playing? No Tigers - Don't Care!





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Saildoc923
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I'm here in Omaha , I happen to have good friends on the team. Let me lend some perspective to those who may feel threatened ....a player told me last night that this is the very first time an MSU team will participate in a national championship game in any sport, ever!
So, I will do something I have never done before, actually attend a game,wear their colors, and cheer for a rival! Geaux SEC!






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