Texas vs UCI College World Series.

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  1. topssuite

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    UCI will have to rely on some pitchers who have not had a lot of post-season experience. UCI has played well to get this far, with pitching depth now to determine their destiny.
     
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    They almost pulled it off.
     
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    Texas is showing themselves as a possible team of destiny.
     
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    Vandy might just have taken the team of destiny mantle from Texas.
     
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    I said "possible', NOT certain. Great job Vandy!
     
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    Thanks, Bulldogs. It's time to bring the CWS championship back to it's rightful home -- the SEC.
     
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    You have a fifty per cent chance.
     
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    I love the Vandy team and coach. Too bad they play in the SEC. Even after the wild win last night they probably have less than 50% chance to win, V outplayed them except for the one inning melt down. Should be a good game tonight.
     
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    I guess time will tell what % chance we have. We have our 1st round draft choice pitcher starting tonight instead of like last night, our mid-week starter and bottom 2 from the bullpen. All I know is I much rather be up 1-0 than down 0-1 in a double-elimination format.
     
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    Tied up for all the marbles tonight. Should be a good one. I love both teams and coaches.
     
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    Vbsball, although I think Virginia has the better team THIS year, you folks are damn lucky that you'll be able to have Papi in tonight's lineup. That was absolutely poor sportsmanship he displayed at third base last night. He's one heck of a batsman, but he needs to grow up. I hope the Athletic Director/Coach O take a piece out of his ass when this is all over. Otherwise, here's to a good contest tonight. Hear, hear!
    This post was edited on 6/25 5:15 PM by ThreeAndTwo
     
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    I have to admit that on paper Virginia looked to be the better team in games 1 and 2, but what's on paper doesn't always match up with actual results. One heck of a game and it's a shame one team had to lose but I'm not complaining about which team won.
     
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    Great job Vanderbilt !
     
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    I agree the kid exercised poor judgement and it was visible on his face and by his body-language afterward. As for recriminations, I think that is a bit over the top. This appears to be an isolated incident. With twenty-some-thousand people chanting negative messages and booing him, I think the lesson was learned.

    As for growing up; you are right. Problem being, most baseball players never do as it takes a lot of little boy in a grown-up's body to be successful. The name Ty Cobb comes to mind. This guy made it to the Hall of Fame with one of his traits being sharpening his cleats before each game so he could inflict injury and intimidation when sliding (he was an all-time great base-stealer) in hopes that the opposing player would drop the ball on steal attempts. It worked; it was BS, but he was never told to stop, and he was hated. In that head and shoulder-down plow by Papi into the Third Baseman, I saw a little of Cobb's reputation in that play. I hope that doesn't become his style because it doesn't work in modern baseball, and he'll end up getting the crap kicked out of him if that is his persona.
     

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