When Coach Maloney told me this, I started to do the Carlton dance in my room. It's a midweek game and a return trip for this season's opening weekend trip. This is huge for Michigan baseball and northern college baseball in general.
Baseball to Host Texas Tech in 2011!
Do we have enough broom closets on campus to house the team during its visit?
And NO FAT LITTLE GIRLFRIENDS allowed!
This is clearly a quid pro quo for the Big 10 not poaching Texas.
Seriously though, good for Michigan baseball.
I currently have my Texas Tech baseball cap on, while sitting in my Bursley dorm room. Strange coincidence.
FA are you planning on posting the interview with Maloney anywhere? I'm interested in reading it. Thanks.
I'm going to try and do a podcast with it by the middle of next week. Depends how the editing goes. If it doesn't fit right, I'll have it in text format. I'm shooting for 2/9 or 2/10 as the team has their "meet the team night" on the 10th. This way we get some content post NSD.
I just about did a backflip when I heard that Michigan was coming to LBB for a tournament, since I currently live there and don't get to see M sporting events very often anymore. I plan on conducting myself in a classy yet obnoxiously raucous behavior at each and every one of those games.
I was thinking about making the drive. It's about 7-8 hours from Tyler. I think I've already got umpiring scheduled for that weekend, which like, sad face.
But, thankfully, its not. FWIW, I think the series is worth attempting to rearrange your umpiring schedule for.
Other than NCAA tournament play, this must be the southernmost team to play at Fisher Stadium.
I've been going to Michigan baseball for 35 years, and I can't recall a team from farther south than Ball State voluntarily playing a non-conference game in Ann Arbor. Maybe Xavier has played here as well; I think I recall Michigan having played them.
Classy move by Texas Tech; they didn't have to do that.