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    This is ridiculous. Guys are smashing balls and getting nothing but fly outs. I don't want 21-17 games but come on.
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    That should have been an all time classic Omaha moment. Arguably the best player in college baseball hitting a game winning homer off of the best closer in college baseball.

    As you say, nobody wants to go back to the 90's, but if the best hitters in the country are getting all of the baseball and can't it out unless its right down the line, then why even bother having a home run as an option at all? This isn't baseball either. Good players are supposed to be able to hit home runs in this sport.
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    Completely agree. The pendulum has swung the other direction, i.e. late 60's baseball with Gibson and McClain.
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    Indeed, if we were playing with the old bats in Rosenblatt we're still alive.

    The NCAA needs to do something to swing the pendelum back towards the hitters a little.
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    Thanks, perhaps it isn't fair, but Mainieri will always be compared to Bertman, and no one owned Omaha like Skip.

    We don't expect a CWS trip and championship every year, but to have the season we had end this way is extremely disappointing.

    I am sure Vandy can relate.
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    So can we. Brings up bad memories of 12 months ago.
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    Well actually after the last few years, Im sure a lot of Gators can relate also.
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    Who would have seen this coming when the playoffs started? lol

    We all knew an SEC team was going to be in the mix, but I am sure 99% of us thought it would be Vanderbilt, LSU, or South Carolina carrying the conference. lol
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    True, and in the last few years I would say the top programs are

    1)USCe
    2) UF
    3)Vandy

    and I guess then LSU,this is only my opinion
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    Didn't realize there was this many "stud" pitchers in the CWS. Ho-hum just another shutout.
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    Matt Boyd was dominant for OSU last night. His breaking ball and change up were insane. Indiana just couldn't find the thing. He earned that shutout.
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    Are we going to have a second former Florida coach win the CWS for the 2nd year in a row?
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    Surprised to hear miss st had never made the finals before. For some reason I thought they had won a championship under Ron Polk. Guess not.
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    Yeah, their 1985 team is one of the most well known teams in college baseball history because of the big league talent they had, but they didn't actually win it all that year.
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    The dugout antics are getting so over the top it's getting tough to watch the CWS.

    Wonder if ESPN encourages all of that nonsense.
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    What's with the idiot from MSU with his jersey open?
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    Was thinking they were starting to act like the softball girls, until I saw those guys with their jerseys open.

    Maybe it's just me but I caught the MSU post game press conference (yea,totally bored) last night and they seemed a little ungracious in their loss. Seemed like they spent a lot of time attributing the loss to bad luck, especially Cohen.
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    If a pitcher makes a mistake in the strike zone, he should have to pay.
    But with this ballpark & dead bats, pitchers are just throwing fast balls down the middle and getting fly outs.
    Look at the pitch counts and the strike to ball ratio - they need to fix this.
    Bring back real baseball - an occasional home run.
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    Completely agree. UCLA's starting pitcher is throwing 88mph fastballs right down the middle up in the zone. And he gets away with it because he has no fear of the homerun. His neck should be hurting from watching rockets fly out of the park.
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    I agree. College baseball lost when they traded Rosenblatt for the shiny, new stadium. I think they are going to have to change the bats, balls, or field dimensions.

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