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Cal dumping baseball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    ESPN news is reporting that the University of California is doing away with baseball. Noted alumni Jeff Kent is not happy ...

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Interesting that this happens after two schools without baseball joined the Pac-10.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    ESPN reporting? That's not an ESPN story you posted.

    We had something yesterday, as I'm sure many others did:

  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This wasn't a surprise at all.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  6. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Wait. The guy played 2,6323 consecutive games and now he's abandoning the game? What gives?
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So a bunch of upper-middle-class white kids, whose parents have spent $5-10K a year (or more) on travel ball since Junior was 8 years old, no longer have this end-around to the admissions requirements and might actually have to study if they want to go to Cal. Boo hoo. I fail to see what baseball is really bringing to the student body, and I especially fail to see what good it does to justify a budget shortfall.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    According to Baseball Reference.com, Jeff Kent made at least $86 million playing baseball. Not to mention endorsements.

    If he's so disgusted by this, maybe he should have put his money where his mouth is.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You think that prick ever had an endorsement?
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Seemed like a pretty rational response to me:
  11. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Nothing to add, just wanted to note that I appreciate random JDV references, now back to my Raiderette.
  12. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    Utah has baseball. Colorado does not. So now it's back to 10 teams.
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