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re: Gator expert just said emphatically that the UF baseball field is worst in SEC - twk
He's forgetting about (or never been to) Missouri, but that is probably the sole exception. The stands have no cover, and more seats looking into the sun than on the west side of the field. Watching the super regional against Wake, I was surprised to see mud in the outfield--you don't usually see th...
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re: How bad did your Baseball signing classes get hit by the MLB Draft? - twk
[quote]Most of the rules with slotting and things of that nature is due to Boras - you don't need Boras representation in the draft anymore. He would find the loophole and he had players sitting out an entire year to reenter the draft just for extra money, some of who might never see MLB. Yo...
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re: How bad did your Baseball signing classes get hit by the MLB Draft? - twk
[quote]ive seen more than one A&M reporter say brigham hill coming back is legit possibility[/quote] That was the thinking before the draft, but you have to assume that he was selected when he was because he worked out a deal with the team to take below slot so that they could use it on someone else...
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re: Niche sport UPDATE: Vitello hires pitching coach - twk
Frank is a good hire. He's a little bit chirpy, and I'll take credit for getting him ejected from a game once. It was back when Frank was the head coach at Oklahoma State. Small crowd for a day game against A&M (then again, it was always a small crowd when I went to Stillwater), and Frank had been c...
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re: Announcers for CWS - twk
[quote]Two commentator teams will make their way to Nebraska for the finale of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, with play-by-play commentator [b]Tom Hart[/b], analysts [b]Chris Burke[/b] and [b]Ben McDonald[/b], and field analyst [b]Mike Rooney[/b] calling the [b]day games[/b]. Play-by-pla...
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re: Announcers for CWS - twk
[quote]It's one crew correct, and KP is the color guy?[/quote] I think they have two crews. Tom Hart is calling the A&M/Louisville game on Sunday afternoon. Maybe Ravetch will be doing the night games?...
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re: SEC Super Regionals: A&M, LSU, and Florida advance to Omaha - twk
Texas Tech had a guy on their team with a juvenile murder conviction about 10 years ago. Hard to know how to rag someone about something serious like that. Bad situation....
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re: Chad Holbrook has resigned - twk
[quote]That would be a weird move. [/quote] It would, and it wouldn't. What's more weird, to me, is that O'Sullivan is stuck with such an unattractive facility. Pure speculation on my part, but I've always wondered why Florida didn't have a better baseball venue. Maybe that's a point of contention?...
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re: SEC Super Regionals: A&M, LSU, and Florida advance to Omaha - twk
The manual suggests that games should not start after 11. Doesn't say anything about a curfew for a game that is underway. ...
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re: If Davidson and A&M both win their regionals, does A&M host? - twk
[quote]Did we even submit a bid?[/quote] I'm pretty sure we submit a bid every year for this very reason. I don't believe that either Davidson or FGCU submitted bids by the deadline, so if A&M wins, and UNC does not, I'm pretty sure the super would be at College Station. There's still a lot of ba...
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re: SEC Super Regionals: A&M, LSU, and Florida advance to Omaha - twk
With the rug at UH, I think we'll get the games in. Lightning is the real concern. If we get a cell that doesn't move, then we could end up with a long delay....
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re: Who is going to a Baseball Regional today? Good Luck to all SEC! - twk
I had to sneak out of work at noon yesterday in order to make the drive down to Houston. Sure wish they would go back to playing three games on Saturday and finishing on Sunday....
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re: My best guess on each school's reaction to Auburn moving East - twk
[quote]Missou would oppose big time because they would not survive the west. Everything would suffer as far as their sports, but football would hit all time low[/quote] Missouri used to rely on Texas recruiting when they were in the Big XII. If they were in the SEC, they'd have slightly better vi...
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re: Auburn AD Jay Jacobs says the Tigers want to move to the Eastern Division - twk
[quote]Lost in the "hurr durr frick Auburn" talk is the fact that Jacobs has said he wants to keep the iron bowl. So, not really running from Alabama. If we could keep the IB and get back our old traditional rivalries that would be great. And on top of that is the geographic reasoning, etc[/quote] ...
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re: Who will be the next SEC program to build a brand new football stadium? - twk
[quote]A&M basically built a new stadium right? Similar to the Yankee Stadium "renovation" of the 1970s that actually just produced a 90% new structure that occupied the same space as the old one (and both teams treat it as if it was the same old stadium for marketing purposes). [/quote] At Kyle ...
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re: SEC Tournament Day 6 | LSU THE SEC CHAMPS - twk
[quote]We need to win the whole tournament to have a chance to host, I think.[/quote] Hosts are usually announced on Sunday, while the championship game is in progress. So, GETTING to the championship game is all you can do to pad your hosting resume. I don't think that will be enough for State, wit...
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re: Why do baseball managers wear uniforms? - twk
[quote]The link that lsufball19 shared stated that the first Managers were just business managers and had nothing to do with on-the-field issues. The uniformed guys in charge of the dugout were called Captains. Over time the term Captain faded away But your photo is interesting. Mack was a t...
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re: SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover is an Atrocity - 2017 edition - twk
The only thing that the Big XII did right was the baseball tournament in OKC. If you travel to the tournament, and don't have a tenement on wheels, then having the tournament at a park where you can walk from your hotel to the park is the ideal setup. It's much better than having to commute to a sub...
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re: Chris Low of ESPN with some interesting reminders re: Auburn to the East - twk
[quote]I agree with this and the one getting mightly screwed is Missery. Who from the east is really going to travel there? In the west they might actually double their attendance.[/quote] Columbia isn't a particularly easy drive from any of the West schools, outside of Arkansas. The SEC East is ...
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re: Chris Low of ESPN with some interesting reminders re: Auburn to the East - twk
[quote]Move au to the east, Bama keep the VOLS, and put AU on rotation. That would help au with their w-l record.[/quote] If you did that, the schedule for Thanksgiving weekend would have to be completely reworked--SEC requires everyone to play that weekend, and if Bama and Auburn aren't in the...
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