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Carter's Corner: A Most Unusual Night at The Mac

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    UF Scott Carter / Senior Writer
    The Gators made sure FSU coach Mike Martin's final regular-season visit to McKethan Stadium was a memorable one
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It was the rarest of moments at McKethan Stadium. Gators fans usually boo the man who simply goes by "11" over in Tallahassee. They boo loudest when 11 takes one of his leisurely strolls from the dugout to the mound to rescue his pitcher.

    Florida State coach Mike Martin took several of those walks on Tuesday night, a 20-7 loss that at times resembled a live production of "The Bad News Bears." Too much so for Martin's liking.
    "It would have been OK with me if there was a clock involved,'' Martin quipped afterward.

    The first time Martin brought the Seminoles to Gainesville in April 1980, UF head coach Kevin O'Sullivan was in elementary school. Martin's legendary run and final season is one of the biggest storylines of college baseball in 2019. Baseball America plastered him on the cover recently in its season-preview issue.
    Carter's Corner: A Most Unusual Night at The Mac - Florida Gators
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  2. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Very nice article with good perspectives like this one:

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  3. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    s. e. florida
    Fun write-up.

    A tale of two meltdowns. Funny how games can turn like that. Such things seem to be more pronounced due to the intensity of a rivalry. Players are on edge, wound up....can spin out of control, as a result.
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  4. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    Marianna, Fl
    Rivalries at their best—
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