2021 College Baseball Thread

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  1. Cornelius Suttree

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    TCU does not have the super progressive financial aid program set-up like VU, Davidson, Stanford, Michigan, UNC, Pomona, etc
     
  2. Pokes

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    TCU is also dumb and stupid
     
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  3. bertwing

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    But also Texas A&M as well
     
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  4. TC

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    I don't understand how these financial aid voodoo economics work. I thought this was some special privilege private schools enjoyed? Why are Michigan and UNC on your list
     
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  5. Prospector

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    That's not funny
     
  6. Cornelius Suttree

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    Because they pay a family's demonstrated need without loans. Some state schools care more about providing everyone with equal access to an education than others basically
     
  7. Cornelius Suttree

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    Can't believe it's been 14 years since I started playing COD with ncrebel

     
  8. Cornelius Suttree

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    Gavin Williams allowed 0 extra-base hits on his slider this year. That's insane

    Leiter threw 152 fastballs in the upper third of the zone and just 12% of them were put in play. Hitters managed just a .182 average on fastballs down the middle. Wat

    Kopps got swings on 43% of sliders he threw outside the zone. Batters hit .038 on such pitches with 0 extra-base hits. Got a swinging miss on 34% of those pitches. On sliders in the zone hitters managed just a .193 average with 2 extra-base hits. Got called strikes with 31% of sliders in the zone because it's so hard to gauge where it's gonna end up
     
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  9. bertwing

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    Any time you’ve got a chance to hire another sexual predator enabler in your athletic department you’ve got to do it

     
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  10. Gallant Knight

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    schloss choosing to live in college station instead of fort worth after getting divorced is such a weird decision unless he likes fucking cows and/or 19 year old members of the a&m college republican club
     
  11. Nole0515

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    LSU really has become the top destination for horrible people as head coachs. surprised they havent hired Art in some capacity yet or Dave Bliss
     
  12. Nole0515

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    same could be said for Jimbo
     
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  13. Gallant Knight

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    for sure but tallahasee is just as much of a shithole as college station.

    DFW has ~100,000 late 20s to early 40s smoke divorced chicks
     
  14. Nole0515

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    Tallahassee is a shithole just better coeds
     
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  15. Gambler

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    Or yell leaders.
     
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  16. bertwing

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    No kink shaming
     
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  17. Pokes

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    Maybe his wife left because she walked in on him jerking it into a mason jar dressed up like a milk man?
     
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  18. Cornelius Suttree

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  19. Cornelius Suttree

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  20. TC

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    It’s cool watching a school “go and get” whoever they want. Our AD just waits for the BOT to email him their choice, usually a political crony
     
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  21. tigr2ndbase

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    Watch this if you missed my post earlier. One of our guys did a great documentary on 11.7.

     
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  22. ncrebel

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    we old old. That COD 4 was fun times though
     
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  23. War Grundle

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    He imported his slam piece from Tallahassee.
     
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  24. gowolverines8

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    Maybe instead of pouring 100s of millions into athletics those schools should have put those funds towards need based aid.
     
  25. wes tegg

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    To be fair, for Alabama and Mississippi, that's on their state legislatures.
     
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  26. Nole0515

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    I know. Was just talking about destinations for divorcees
     
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  27. Cornelius Suttree

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    Gary Henderson got the Utah job

    Missed this yesterday I think

     
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  28. Dump

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    Supposedly we are targetting Darwin Barney or Troy Tulowitzki for hitting coach and Nate Yeskie for pitching coach
     
  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    BA has a couple Super Regional previews posted with anonymous coach input:

    Scouting report (anonymous coach breaks down the Volunteers)

    “They’ve got a lot of good players, but they just have ‘it.’ Whatever ‘it’ is, they have it. The confidence, the competitiveness, they have it. They play with tremendous energy. What I think is cool about them is they have a lot of good players and future pros, but it’s not a super prospect-heavy team. It’s not like they have all these top-three round picks. They do everything well. I wouldn’t pick out one thing that’s great, but they throw a ton of strikes, play good defense, there’s length to their lineup, strength, athleticism, power—they’re very good across the board. I wouldn’t put a 70 (on the 20-80 scale) on anything except the it factor. They’re good at everything and they have ‘it.’

    “The biggest difference late in the season is Blade Tidwell is a dude. Chad Dallas, he’s your older guy who pounds the strike zone, he’s super competitive and he has two breaking balls he throws for a strike at will. Tidwell is up to 97, he throws a ton of strikes, his breaking ball is better and he’s commanding it better. That’s what they do now, Dallas to Tidwell and Will Heflin in game three if they get to it.

    “Their lineup is really heating up. They’re hitting .281 with 92 home runs, 71 stolen bases and they’re fielding .976. All those numbers are good but not great except the home runs. They could trade their 3-hole for their 7-hole or swap out cleanup and their eight spot. They all have different skill sets but they’re all the same player. Liam Spence always leads off and Jake Rucker is probably their best feel-to-hit guy. Pete Derkey, Luc Lipcius, Drew Gilbert all feel interchangeable and even Connor Pavolony has made progress.

    “Their pitching staff has got to have the fewest amount of walks in the league. They throw so many strikes. Now, you’re saying you better get five hits in an inning and put up a crooked number because we’re going to put up a couple crooked numbers.

    “They’re older in the bullpen. Sean Hunley is all fastballs and it’s 90 but he keeps it out of the middle of the plate and he’s got some ride. Redmond Walsh has been there like seven years. (Pitching coach) Frank Anderson pieces it together. Obviously, he’s a heck of a coach.

    “You have to beat Tennessee. They’re not going to chase out of the zone, they’re not going to walk you, they’re not going to kick it around. They’ve got some real belief.”

    Scouting report (anonymous coach breaks down the Tigers)

    “Good for Paul. He’s always been so classy. The dude’s won 1,500 games, he’s got to be a great coach and the kids have to like him.

    “You can go 13-17 in our league and win a regional. They’ve got a lot of talent. They’re young and they got exposed on the mound when they lost Jaden Hill. Landon Marceaux is a dude but they had to pitch some of these guys before they were ready. They’re piecing it together. (Pitching coach) Alan Dunn has been coaching pitching a long time. Their SEC schedule was front heavy and they forced guys in there early. Now, they’re growing up.

    “Marceaux can just throw that curveball for a strike with his eyes closed. It’s a plus breaking ball. He can throw it to both sides of the plate with a blindfold. In this day of stuff, he can really move the ball around, especially that breaking ball. He started the first game last weekend and then pitched in relief. I wonder how they’ll use him now, if they’ll give him an extra day.

    “Marceaux is a dude who can match up with anyone, they’ve got enough offensively, they’re physical.

    “It’s an uncomfortable feeling when Gavin Dugas and Dylan Crews are up to bat. Those guys are one swing away from changing the game and they can hit—they’ve got feel to hit and power. Tre’ Morgan is a great table setter. He’s an energy player. I love the fact they lead him off.

    “Crews and Dugas are real threats and these other guys are coming hot a little bit. Cade Doughty, he’s a 12-homer guy and he’s something. Zach Arnold and Jordan Thompson, they’re getting better. These guys they invested in that weren’t ready in March, they’re getting better.

    “They’re average defensively. Tre’ Morgan is elite at first base. Jordan Thompson is fine at shortstop. Alex Milazzo in there because he can block and throw.

    “They’ve got some holes. Those top-five teams in the league are better than everyone else but LSU has some pieces to compete.”

    Scouting report (anonymous coach breaks down the Commodores)

    “They’re good. They’re really good. They have a legit 1-2 punch on the mound. I thought Nick Maldonado was legit out of the bullpen. They’ve got good position players. But it starts with Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter. That just shortens the bullpen. Not only are they legit but they pitch into the sixth or seventh inning every time. Now you’re talking about covering 13 innings the rest of the weekend. They both pound the strike zone, and they have swing-and-miss stuff. You have to string hits together and that’s hard to do. They have wipeout breaking balls and they have velo. They’re locks to pitch deep into the game, and it shortens everyone else’s role.

    Patrick Reilly—his fastball had some real giddy up. But he hasn’t been great. You’ve got to find a way to get to a game 3. You’re not going to beat both Leiter and Rocker, right? You’ve got to scratch a game out of them and then get to game 3. Reilly, Christian Little, Chris McElvain, those guys are all talented, they’re good, but they’re dudes with four ERAs. They just have some chinks in the armor where the first two don’t have many.

    “Enrique Bradfield is one of the most electric freshmen I’ve seen in this league. Forty-six stolen bases, more walks than strikeouts, his on-base percentage is .475 for a guy that is an elite, elite base stealer. When he gets on, we told our pitchers don’t even worry about it, he’s going to get to second base. Don’t pick over there seven times and then throw a meatball because you’re distracted.

    “Dominic Keegan is a real threat in the middle of the order. All those other guys are good players. Parker Noland, Jack Bulger, Isaiah Thomas is a talent, he’s a threat. He strikes out too much, but he’s a real threat—12 stolen bases, 13 tanks, he’s hitting .339, you just wish he didn’t strike out so much. Jayson Gonzalez has big power. They have enough. It’s a physical lineup with a lot of strength and they defend it well.

    “Tim Corbin is a good coach. If you’re sloppy defending the running game, they’ll run. They all can bunt. They’ve got skill. They’re always multidimensional and well-coached. Everyone can push and drag, you can tell they teach the running game if you’re slow to the plate and they’ve got some other ways to beat you.”

    Scouting report (anonymous coach breaks down the Pirates)

    “They’re a really, really tough and dynamic team. It’s not like a super next-level talented team, other than Gavin Williams and Connor Norby. But they’re so tough.

    “Gavin gives them such an advantage on Friday nights. He’s really difficult to beat. Their bullpen is so good and deep. It’s not like you’re seeing 95 mph, it’s not that kind of bullpen. But they have so many pieces you never feel comfortable. They can match up, whether it’s a sidearm righty or a guy with a slider. You’re not going to see anything above maybe 91 out of the bullpen but by the time you think you’ve got an idea, they’ve got somebody else in the game. They’re super competitive and super experienced. It’s very difficult to get comfortable and score runs late in the game. If a guy doesn’t have good stuff, they get him out of there. There’s not a lot of drop off out there. It’s like seven or eight guys back there and because they mix and match so much, you never get comfortable into a reliever.

    “Offensively, Norby and Thomas Francisco are really good players. After that, it’s just tough at-bats. They do a ton of stuff, they make your pitchers work, they fake bunt, slash, safety squeeze, suicide, hit-and-runs. Everybody one through nine is committed to doing what they have to do to move guys over or help the team win. It’s a very good team offensive concept. They don’t chase breaking balls down. They’ll chase up. They don’t strike out a lot, they try to put the ball in play, especially with two strikes. They make it difficult because you’re trying to defend everything. They don’t steal a lot of bases, but you have to defend the hit-and-run and they get first and third, and they’ll try to steal a run doing stuff.

    “It’s the experience that helps them offensively. It’s not like a scary offense but if you give them free bases or walk guys … and they’re clutch, they get big hits. They’ll take advantage of everything you give them. You give out a walk, they’re going to kill you for that. Norby is different. He’ll lead off a game with a home run. He did it twice in the tournament. He’s super scary. If you have runners on for Francisco and Norby, you’re in trouble and the bottom of the lineup is going to try to get on, bunt, flip the lineup over and then you’re in trouble. They’re dynamic. They do a bunch of different things. You can’t say, ‘We won’t let them bunt because then they’ll do different stuff.' You’re defending safety squeeze and now they’re hitting a groundball that should be caught.

    “Norby has great barrel-to-ball skills and he’s very strong for a little guy. He has hand strength. You feel like you win a pitch, but he fights it off and he’s strong enough to get it over the infield’s heads or his barrel-to-ball skills allow him to hit a groundball and it gets through. When you pitch him right and you feel like you win, he’s still good enough to get a hit out of it. tough.

    “After Gavin and (Carson) Whisenhunt, it falls off from a starting standpoint. Jake Kuchmaner has had a bad year, (Tyler) Smith has struggled with command. They’ve tried to bullpen a lot of games to win. They’ll start Garrett Saylor for an inning or two or they’ll go to Cam Colmore early. Matt Bridges, A.J. Wilson, (Garrett) Saylor, they have so many that they can do that. They go to the bullpen as early as they need to. There’s no elite guy at the end of the game for them where you’ve got no chance like the Arkansas guy or whatever, it’s not one of those type of closers. But there’s seven really good college bullpen guys.

    “This isn’t the best ECU team that I’ve seen, but they’re probably the best group of winners that they’ve had from a competitive and confidence standpoint. Their offense with Spencer Brickhouse, Alec Burleson and Bryant Packard was way scarier. But one through nine they’re committed and confident and they execute everything.”
     
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  30. Fuck this

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  31. JGator1

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    We even put out a tweet

     
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  32. Jimmy the Saint

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    Guess I'm going to the Ole Miss-Arizona game tomorrow evening.
     
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  33. TC

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    Why was O'Sullivan flirting with leaving? Didn't Florida build him everything he asked?
     
  34. steamengine

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    Hopefully this revitalizes the program.
     
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  35. Nole0515

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    cause you can cheat with impunity there
     
  36. JGator1

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    First question was answered above. As to your second question yes just got a new stadium we really needed and should be full in 2022.
     
  37. wes tegg

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    Say hello if you see me. I look just like Guy Fieri.
     
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  38. TC

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    I must have missed it. Reread this page and still don't see
     
  39. Jimmy the Saint

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    :laugh:

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  40. Daddy Rabbit

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    A taller, :fratzy: Guy Fieri
     
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  41. JGator1

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    He likes to sleep around
     
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  42. TC

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    Gotcha, I read "he can cheat with impunity there" as a commentary on LSU AD's tolerance of athletic rule breaking
     
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  43. Nole0515

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    double entendre
     
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  44. bertwing

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    Did you finally frost those Bama bangs?
     
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  45. wes tegg

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    yes
     
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  46. blind dog

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    Will winner of Fayetteville Super play in game 1 of CWS? I was going to buy tickets just in case
     
  47. devine

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    What clowns decided to put game 3 of the WCWS on at 3pm on a Thursday?
     
  48. blind dog

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    Sorry they should have known better than to ask me
     
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    The weather caused the WCWS to run a day late.
     
  50. Gambler

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    The same clowns that put the #1 team on the app instead of one of the main channels.
     
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