Congrats to the Cardinal Baseball team

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  1. Steelers2012

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    A great season comes to a close with a 4-3 loss to TCU. Congrats on a 53 win season, with anther CWS appearance. Go Cards!
     
  2. zipp

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    They were playing with house money at this point IMO, based on how good I thought this team really was.

    And I never thought they could get within one run of advancing while playing against the umpires as well...
     
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    Ditto. It was another fun ride.
     
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    Farewell to one of the greatest college baseball players to come around, Brendan McKay! Here's to a successful professional career and L1C4!
     
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    No use for sour grapes Zipp....Tip the hat to TCU for making less mistakes and taking advantage of bringing their runners in......when UofL didn't.

    Last I looked, the Umpires aren't the ones swinging those bats, or not swinging those bats. UofL failed on more than one occasion to score with runners on base. And TCU didn't. In a game of mistakes and missed opportunities....TCU just beat the Cards. It happens. Either you make your own breaks or you lose and go home...that is the way it is.

    I would like to know what CDM said to the Umpire that got him tossed out of the game. First time in 10 years a coach was thrown out of a CWS game really makes a statement too. Boo on the Blue. It really is such a nasty color don't ya think?
     
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    Another great run for the Cards.

    I love the way they construct their roster with great pitching and defense.

    I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Oregon State is probably going to finish up with the greatest season in college baseball history. Oregon freaking State!
     
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    OTOH one of the worst calls that I have seen lately and deserving of some lip from CDM. However, that call did not cost the Cards the game. TCU executed.
     
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    Great season.We're close....
     
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    That young man is a special talent.
     
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    Great thread, Steelers. These guys sure deserved the recognition.
     
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    Kudos on the thread Steelers. I'm not going to blame the Umpires although I do understand CDM's angst. TCU deserves credit as they executed when it counted.

    GO CARDS - BEAT EVERYBODY!!! God Bless America!!!
     
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    A lot of good baseball players coming out of this state. Having a program in the CWS will only keep the younger kids interested in the game.
     
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    You all had a dang good baseball team this season.
     
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    ...And we will be solid again next season.

    Oriente(slated to be a 2017 starter before an injury) returns in the outfield,along with Stowers.
    Add Mann,Fitzgerald,Wyatt at 1st,either Snider or Lavey at 3rd and there is already a strong core of position players available.
    We'll need to develop more depth at the pitching position for obvious reasons if you've watched any of the CWS.
     
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    Unfortunately you are correct about developing more pitching depth. I also think we needed more bench depth as well. We basically had one bat that we could use off the bench and that was Snider.
     
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    McKay will be a tough one to replace but you all have a good manager. I'd bet on you all being good again next season.
     
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    We've had 17 guys drafted over the past 2 years alone. I believe Coach Mac is averaging about 8 guys drafted per year. That's some serious losses on the everyday roster front. Now, no one goes under the radar at UofL. Those days are past. I also expect to see more and more former Cards showing up in the bigs. There was a recent write-up on Nick Solak, claiming he might just work his way forward, being just outside the 4 and 5 tool "up and comers" everyone typically raves about and making his progress by "playing the game right." I would not be the least bit surprised to see Brendan get some swings later in the year at the highest level. Or even do some relieving, just to give him a taste.

    I also think we will take a slight step back. It seems next year's crop of ballers is Top 5, but we need to mine the guys we currently have for this season. I doubt we are Top 10, frankly, for the first time in a while, but I also believe we will be degrees more interesting to watch.
     
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    Yes it was fun we are going to win this damn thing sooner than later Dan is a great coach we will get there just have to keep knocking on that door believe my words it WILL OPEN, thanks guys L1C4.
     

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