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Running College World Series thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-Backs Hack, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    With the first pitch in about 90 minutes, I hadn't seen one started.

    I saw Fresno State in the super regional. They are a team that -- incredibly, without its ace pitcher -- has lived dangerously at times but managed to get it done. They definitely fit the mold of an Omaha Cinderella, like UC Irvine last year.

    But I'm picking the ACC's drought to end, with Miami and North Carolina squaring off in the best-of-three championship series.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I hope you're right, Joe.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Loved the quote from the Fresno State coach from yesterday's AP preview story:
    “You aren’t going to see a bunch of guys throwing 90 mph, and you’re not going to see a bunch of web gems out in the field defensively,” coach Mike Batesole said. “Offensively, we just came back from Tempe, and if you’ve ever seen Arizona State take batting practice, they lose 50 balls a day. We’re still working on our original bucket.”

    As for the on-the-field stuff, looks like Florida State is following its usual pattern of stinking it up in the opener. Means they'll score about a hundred runs the rest of the CWS and win the thing going away.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    16-5 ... ouch.
  5. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Mike Martin's FSU teams are notorious for imploding in Omaha. This time, after tying it up on a three-run bomb, no less.
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Martin, I hated it when the broadcasters kept referring to him as No. 11 during the regionals. Got on my fucking nerves.

    Granted one of the people was an FSU alum and played under him, but still.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    That ball got out in a hurry.
  8. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Fresno State was counting on the Skullet to get them through the games.
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    How bout them Dawgs?
  10. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    ACC teams choking in Omaha? That NEVER happens.
  11. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    And anything that flies that far ought to have a goddamn stewardess on it.
  12. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Good to see my Miami prediction off to a rousing start.

    Josh Fields? F-I-L-T-H-Y.

    His style seems a lot like Tim Lincecum's to me.
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