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I haven't watched but a couple of games of the College World Series since I was a kid, but during the early 80s when ESPN was getting going, I watched a bunch of it.

I can remember Arizona State that had Bonds, Oddibe McDowell and Mike Deveraux in the outfield.

The best team as pros was Mississipi State that one year had Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Thigpen (who also played OF, when not relief pitching), Jeff Brantley and Doug Dascenzo (who also was a starting pitcher). What is wild is that they LOST!

I can even remember seeing Roger Clemens for the first time pitching for Texas. That team also had future Boston teammate/World Series goat Calvin Schiraldi.

earlnash, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 01:02 (fifteen years ago) link

As much as I love baseball, I don't really get into college ball until the NCAA tournament starts. I kinda got ruined on it a couple of years ago when LSU won the CWS while averaging like 20 runs a game and that little pip-squeak of a second baseman they had hit about 5 home runs in the tournament. I think the NCAA realized then that they needed the aluminum bat makers to tone down their product a bit because the game was becoming something that didn't quite resemble baseball. I think they've normalized the game a good deal since then, now if they could find a way to get rid of the 'PINK' sound the aluminum bats make.

And I always get excited when my alma mater, the University of Texas, has a good team. They won the whole thing two years ago and came very close again last year. They've been ranked in the top 5 all of this year and were #1 for a while. When I was in school I would catch the shuttle over to Disch-Falk Field after class and spend the rest of the afternoon watching baseball (students got in free, but weekday games were very sparsely attended).

boldbury (boldbury), Thursday, 22 April 2004 20:52 (fifteen years ago) link

The only time I ever see NCAA baseball is during the series.

IU almost made it to Omaha a few years ago, but I know nothing about the club. The only two pros that I know played baseball at Indiana are Ted Kluzewski and Mickey Morandini. Indiana's baseball stadium is in an awkward place on campus, it is hidden behind a hill and huge dorm.

Klu was the hitting coach of the Big Red Machine and was an all american in football and baseball. There is a cool painting of him in Assembly Hall.

Cliff Gustafson the long time coach at Texas was cool. He looked like he should be a coach of a baseball team in Texas.

earlnash, Thursday, 22 April 2004 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

five years pass...

livestock crush (velko), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:54 (nine years ago) link

holy shit

artie flange (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:59 (nine years ago) link

hahah just came here to post that kowancikcissfglfjskfs leap, that is the best thing ever

"I am the bone lord," Tom proclaimed skulkingly. (dyao), Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:15 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Let's go CAL!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:13 (eight years ago) link

wow, what a bunt

jag goo (k3vin k.), Saturday, 25 June 2011 03:20 (eight years ago) link

South Carolina is bananas.

C-L, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 03:54 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

NYU has varsity baseball for the first time in 41 years. No home games until the last weekend of this month in Coney, as if it will stop snowing by then.

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 21:57 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Andy K, Friday, 23 February 2018 23:58 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Rob Neyer is commish of something called the West Coast League

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

Nice walk off hit and hard slide at home as IU beat Michigan St. in Big 10 tournament.

earlnash, Saturday, 26 May 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

That play is kinda similar to the Cabrera/Bream walk off for the Braves against the Bucs in 92.

earlnash, Saturday, 26 May 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Florida and Auburn played a burner of a game last night. Auburn had a couple of great defensive plays and lost on an HR off the glove.

Check out video of the double steal of home Florida pulled off last night.

earlnash, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:36 (one year ago) link

earlnash, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:05 (one year ago) link

This one is better.

earlnash, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:06 (one year ago) link

I always enjoy following the college baseball tournament but this fucking jared leto commercial espn keeps showing...

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:24 (one year ago) link

one year passes...


Andy K, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:24 (seven months ago) link

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