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Saturday, February 11, 2006

It's 35 degrees, let's play two

Nothing says college baseball like 35-degree weather with a 20-mile per hour wind blowing in from the north.
Forget competitive advantages or disadvantages, it's just plain dumb to be playing baseball before Valentine's day. Period.
Yet, throughout Louisiana and across the Sun Belt, teams are doing just that.
If the NCAA ever wants college baseball to be more than just a regional game, then a standard opening day -- in March -- needs to be established. Enough of the games in February or, worse yet, late January.
As it is, baseball is being played and no one knows or cares right now.


Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Yes it's cold, but last time I checked the weather in March isn't always balmy.

Does the season start too early? Yes. Will that be taken care of in 2008? Yes. Do the powers that be have bigger and more important things to worry about than a uniform starting date? Yes.

It's easy to figure out. Treat college baseball like hockey, if you don't like it, don't watch.

8:20 PM  
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8:23 PM  
Blogger Scott Ferrell said...

You make my case for me. Right now it is college hockey for the Sun Belt states. The goal should be to make the game more national in scope, such as football and basketball.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Jason Pugh said...

It is regional and, unfortunately, probably always will be for the same reasons you just said.

Schools in the Northeast and Midwest (not the Big 12 part of the Midwest) are going to pump as little money into their baseball programs as schools in the South do for the few hockey programs that exist.

As it is, we'll agree to disagree on the sport as a whole.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

DANG THIS ISN'T TIDDLYWINKS!! Suck it up and throw on a longsleeve shirt. The folks at Norte Dame and Illinois would give anything to be able to play baseball without wearing spikes to keep traction on the ice.

9:06 PM  

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