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Baseball vs. S Alabama, Sat 6/5, 5:00 Re-start

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. gtj31

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    Absolutely not. It is the game of baseball and you have to get 27 outs. Period. The game has already changed in a lot of ways. A mercy rule should never be one of them. Pitch better. Hit better.
     
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  2. gator34654

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    Certainly appears as if this team quit, probably the most embarrassing loss of gator baseball. This team needs to finish the game and take the woodshed experience. The saddest part, they quit on Sully.
     
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  3. kansascitygator

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    I hope the freshmen and younger guys had their heads on right. I'm hopeful for the draft eligible to be inspired to go if they dont want to get this turned around. adios.[/QUOTE]
     
  4. crescent_beach

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    I don’t know if full scorched earth is the answer, but it’s clear something is a bit off. I don’t think it’s limited to the players either. Perhaps there’s some level of complacency amongst Sully and the staff after reaching the pinnacle in 2017.
     
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  5. shane4three

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    Yeah, some for sure but we lack something major right now. Guys that value moving the runner over, playing small ball, hitting line drives, getting on base anyway they can, etc...
     
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  6. gtj31

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    I don’t know that scorched earth is the answer either. But I don’t think it is the coaches (or at least not completely anyway). 2018... They were the #1 overall seed!
     
  7. shane4three

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    95 overrated if you can’t spot it and don’t have good breaking pitches. Velo way overrated. Rather see 88-90 like Nikhazy that commands it and has great off speed stuff.
     
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  8. gtr2x

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    Great, enjoy sitting there watching meaningless play.. You will have few fans there with you tho.
    Btw, sec tourney already has a mercy rule, works just fine.
     
  9. kansascitygator

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    There are some other real butt kickings on the board and I know these guys can be the worst if they will just not try harder.
     
  10. wingtee

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    I know we will come up with somebody
     
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  11. Gatorfred

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    Jeff talked about this during the game and hinted that it was the older guys that is the problem.
     
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  12. ocalaman

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    Barco, Young, Hickey, Halter, Guscette and Thompson are a good core group to build a team around. Kirby McMullen and Trey Van der Weide are the only grad seniors who can't come back, except for Nick Blasucci who didn't play at all this year. Everybody says Fabian is going pro. I think we 'have 12 pitchers in the incoming class, although a couple could go pro. The pitching situation seems to be a total mess. Mace & Leftwich are probably gone to the MLB draft. We had 18 pitchers on our active roster this year, not counting 2 way players Jordan Carrion & Jordan Butler. Nick Pogue & Tyler Nesbitt were off the roster due to surgeries. So he'll have a ton of pitchers to put together a roster for 2022 and I expect several on this year's roster to either leave on their own or be asked to leave, as they weren't used at all or very little. Whoever the coach is, and I assume it will be O'Sullivan, will probably do a total re-evaluation of the program and decide who he wants to rebuild with and who needs to move on. Sully has such a proven track record I trust the guy to get the ship righted, assuming he's not lured away.
     
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  13. ApexNC

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    Any restart time yet? I can't wait!
     
  14. gtj31

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    A mercy rule and calling a game are not the same thing. You can call a game any time after 5. There is no reason for this game to continue. But a mercy rule is a run level where a game automatically ends. I vehemently disagree with an arbitrary line of “enough is enough”. Why not kill football games after 40 points? Or basketball games at a certain point. Play the game to its extent. Don’t cut it short because your feelings are hurt from losing too bad.

    But this game is now in a delay with another game behind it. The game is official as is. There is no benefit in resting for 1.5 hours and then coming out for what is left. They are different things.
     
  15. shane4three

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    @wingtee as Assistant but paid more and Horns (@Nole74) as pitching coach. @APK as our beat writer ( he’s my buddy by this point so he’ll write good stuff).
    We value mid week games as developmental opportunities but still small ball our way to enough runs.
    BTW @Bazza is our strategy guy and as with my other assistants he’s paid more than me.
    Wing 1b coach
    Bazza at 3B and you bet we are bunting for hits 3-4 times A game.
     
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  16. wingtee

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    Naw I’m happy we kept it relatively close
     
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  17. number1

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    So if you're LSU, are you still coming for Sully? lol
     
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  18. wingtee

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    LMAO
     
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  19. number1

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    This is where common sense should come into play. It is 19-1 in the 7th inning, call the game. Why make the kids wait in a game that they clearly gave up in?
     
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  20. DoubleDown11

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    Hickey is draft eligible and could go in the single digit rounds. Anyone in that range is more likely than not to go.