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2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby MVCfans » June 27th, 2011, 3:56 pm

Game 1 of the championship series begins tonight.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby Snaggletooth » June 27th, 2011, 6:39 pm

I hope they don't have Soccer ball sized hail....
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby MVCfans » June 27th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Quite a game. 1-1 heading to the bottom of the ninth.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby WSUbballer » June 27th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Absolutely gutty Carolina defense to send it to extras.

The Gamecocks seem to be destined at this point.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby Jays26 » June 28th, 2011, 7:46 am

Game started really slow but it turned out to be one heck of a game. Crowd really got into it late. I was pulling for USC to win last night but will probably pull for UF tonight to force a game 3.

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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby ihsi » June 28th, 2011, 8:10 am

It's surprising that Florida has never won it before. I'll be pulling for the Gators.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby CaseyGarrisonforPrez » June 28th, 2011, 3:54 pm

ihsi wrote:It's surprising that Florida has never won it before. I'll be pulling for the Gators.



All of the three major Florida schools have underachieved in terms of CWS titles. Martin has never won one at FSU and probably the most remembered moment in the history of college baseball was Warren Morris's HR with two outs in the ninth to put Lousiana State over Miami.

I really find the game boring this year though. Tuned in to watch some of these CWS games but they are all so low scoring and going 12-13 innings because no one can get the big hit. I thought USC East made some nice defensive plays last night though, so I'll hand it to them. But the overall quality of college baseball as compared with 10 years ago is not very good.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby WSUbballer » June 28th, 2011, 4:38 pm

If you call "quality", winning games 21-14, and watching 2nd basemen jacking home runs off the end of the bat.

Of course the offensive production has gone down. That's a given. I also think this year's teams had extremely good pitching and excellent defense which robbed those "big hits".

You can argue it's more boring now with less run scoring, but to say the "quality" is down simply because the games are low scoring is a short-sighted observation.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby Jays26 » June 29th, 2011, 7:28 am

CaseyGarrisonforPrez wrote:
ihsi wrote:It's surprising that Florida has never won it before. I'll be pulling for the Gators.



All of the three major Florida schools have underachieved in terms of CWS titles. Martin has never won one at FSU and probably the most remembered moment in the history of college baseball was Warren Morris's HR with two outs in the ninth to put Lousiana State over Miami.

I really find the game boring this year though. Tuned in to watch some of these CWS games but they are all so low scoring and going 12-13 innings because no one can get the big hit. I thought USC East made some nice defensive plays last night though, so I'll hand it to them. But the overall quality of college baseball as compared with 10 years ago is not very good.


That is just an incorrect statement. College baseball is now more pure baseball like it was meant to be with the new bats. Like baseball is suppose to be played. People think that since the teams are not putting up football like scores it has dropped in quality when actually the reverse is true.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby Ali » June 29th, 2011, 9:15 am

College baseball is better and the ascent of many college players quickly to the majors proves that.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby CaseyGarrisonforPrez » June 29th, 2011, 10:18 am

Things were out of wack in the old days--late 90's with the offense but the pendulum has gone to far the other way. The players are the same but it isn't the same when only a hanful of guys can hit homeruns and the outfield depth is at a softball level for the most part. I like a pitchers duel when it is a pitching fairly dominating an offensive club but not when it is average to mediocre pitchers throwing inside on guys that are swiging what are effectivly whiffle ball bats. I have a hard time buying a baseball purists arguement that it is really something to behold.
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Re: 2011 College World Series - take 2

Postby WSUbballer » June 29th, 2011, 12:57 pm

You do realize they'll be an adjustment period when you go from straight aluminum to what there is now, right? I guarantee you the numbers will be up a bit next year.

Softball depth? Where are you basing this off of? I assume since you care little about college baseball that the only time you watched it was during the CWS, which depths are obviously NOT softball-ish. I have no idea where you're getting the softball depth numbers, but again, the numbers were expected to be down this year. I dunno how you make the wiffle bat statement when the bats still do have an aluminum component in them and still have more pop than a wooden bat.

Average to mediocre pitchers? How do you make that assertion when you admittedly don't even watch the sport? How do you know if they're average to mediocre?

There are plenty of low-scoring games in the majors. Do you not like major league ball as well? Or are you partial to the type of play in your local softball league?

Again, I would be much more prone to listening to your "argument" if you actually were into the game and watched it, but since you are spewing stuff around without any meaningful knowledge of the sport, it's really hard to take you and your "argument" seriously.
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