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Baseball vs. Charleston Southern, Fri 2/17, 7:00 pm

Discussion in 'GatorGrowl's Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Feb 14, 2023.

  1. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. I've tried them all, I really have. And the only church that truly feeds the soul day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.

    Walt Whitman once said, "I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us."

    Charleston Southern (Big South Conference) finished 2022 with a 24-30 (13-11) record. They opened 2022 at Ole Miss. There are 2 players from FSU on their roster.

    TV: SEC Network+ (on-line) Charleston Southern vs. #7 Florida | Watch ESPN
    Radio: WRUF 98.1 FM / 850 AM Listen Live - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF
    Stats: StatBroadcast Live Stat Feed
    Weather: NOTE: 50% likelihood of rain from 4-5 pm, which may result in a delayed start.
    67 Deg at the start and 59 to finish. 19% chance of precip decreasing to 2%. NW Wind @ 10 = blowing across the field from left to right.

    Ceremonial 1st Pitch by Darren O’Day

    Starting Gator: # 8 Jr RHP Brandon Sproat (0-0, 0.00 ERA / 2022 9-4, 3.41 ERA)
    Starting Earl: #25 Sr RHP Zac Robinson (0-0, 0.00 ERA / 2022 3-1, 9.48 ERA)

    Go Gators!
     
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  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Baseball Picked Seventh in Big South Preseason Polls2023 SCHEDULECHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Big South released the preseason polls and honors on Tuesday, and the Charleston Southern baseball team was picked to finish seventh in the conference. They received one first place vote and received 44 points overall in the process.

    The Bucs managed to pull out 24 wins last season, including a 13-11 record in the conference. Unfortunately, they came up one-game short of winning a Big South title and clinching a spot in the NCAA Regionals. Under the direction of MacMillan, who will begin his third year at CSU, the Bucs look to build off of their success from a year ago.
     
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  3. toprowgator

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    I had a feeling Sproat would remain our Friday night guy. I doubt the new guy cares, so there's no need to upset the applecart.
     
  4. Matherly87

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    This made me smile.:)
    Thanks Gatorgal
     
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  5. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    "When it was noticed that no umpire ever survived a game, umpiring got to be unpopular. So I was obliged to appoint somebody whose rank and lofty position under the government would protect him...."
    Sam Clemens better known as Mark Twain
     
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  6. volungator

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    I'll pray
    I'll pray for you. I agree baseball is good for the soul but...
     
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  7. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    In case you’re not up on your baseball movies, this is the opening soliloquy of Bull Durham. ;)
     
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  8. Bazza

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    Back when I was a sophomore at UF ('73-'74) I would occasionally car pool back and forth to my hometown (NSB) with fellow NSB Gators.

    One such fellow - a good friend and classmate from NSB High was Jim Gallay.

    Tall and lanky with a 'fro' hairstyle. Very amiable personality - if not a bit quirky at times - which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

    He loved his music (as did we all!) and his fav. band was "The Beatles".

    He also loved baseball - and I will never forget that baseball cap he wore with a baseball on the front of it with a bite taken out of it - as in an apple with a bite taken out of it - and the words "I Love Baseball".

    Now that was a ball cap......:emoji_baseball::emoji_apple:;)
     
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  9. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    Not many starting fielders return for CSU and look for lots of right hand hitters from them this weekend. Only one LLH (Assman from FSU) returns in only 14 starts. The other 3 LHH are new to the team.
     
  10. Matherly87

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    ???Correction, their website for 2022 says they were 24-30 overall.
     
  11. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    Thanks, fixed it. Late night typo.
     
  12. GatorLurker

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    I will be on travel and miss the entire opening weekend. Family stuff.

    I will read the game threads when I can.

    Go Gators.
     
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  13. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

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    Somebody please use your smart phone to video that and post it to Youtube.
     
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  14. bigDgator

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    Here we go Ga-tors here we go! Clap clap
    Baseball is here!
     
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  15. GatorLurker

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    Gatorgal is a really good person and does not need your prayers.

    If I was a religious person I might pray for your soul for even thinking that.
     
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  16. Matherly87

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    Is it Friday yet???
     
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    Pitching Matchups
    Friday | 7 p.m. (SECN+)
    Saturday | 4 p.m. (SECN+) Sunday | 1 p.m. (SECN+)
    Charleston Southern
    RHP Zac Robinson (3-1, 9.48 ERA) LHP Ryan Gleason (1-2, 12.76 ERA) RHP Evan Truitt (4-4, 4.28 ERA)
    Florida RHP Brandon Sproat (9-4, 3.41 ERA) RHP Hurston Waldrep (6-2, 3.20 ERA) LHP Jac Caglianone (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
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  19. ocalaman

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    I had a guy that used to work for me that every day he came into the office the first thing out of his mouth was, "Is it Friday yet?" He retired after 37 years on the job!! :)
     
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  20. bigDgator

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    "With Pierce Coppola not expected back until SEC play, coach Kevin O’Sullivan will need to find a replacement in the meantime."

    Welp. That sucks.