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- Illinois has wins over Coastal Carolina, and series wins over Oklahoma State and South Florida.
- Ohio State has a signature victory over ACC leader Louisville in the midweek.
- Indiana took 2/3 from Stanford, split 2 with College of Charleston, swept Cal State Fullerton, and beat Louisville in the midweek.
- Nebraska split with Fullerton as well and swept Florida Gulf Coast.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Improvements||
Reduce the pitches per at bat to strike out or walk. 3 balls is a walk, 2 strikes is an out.
Remove the DH. It's the Mudville, not the Mudville 9 and a guy who isn't good enough to play defense. More outs will quicken the game.
Get radar based strike and ball calls rather than a human. It'll be faster and more likely more accurate.
Increase the bases to 100 feet. More outs will happen to speed up the game. Increases the value of line drives and home runs compared to ground balls.
Require a base runner on third base to attempt to steal at least once per at bat.
Allow the hidden ball trick.
Triple play on defense buys you an extra out in the next half inning while batting.
If a pinch hitting mascot hits a home run, the game is over and that team wins.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||This is good.||
|30 weeks 2 hours ago||Will be there tonight||
Leaving work right now to prep. Tickets were stupid expensive even before the US made it. My nose bleeds were 155ish a piece.
Should be fun. If we pull off the unlikely win*, I may diary it. Either way, this tournament has been a success and turned around my opinion on Klinnsman.
*I BELIVE THAT WE WILL WIN**
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I want to know what spurred this||
Because it is hilarious
|33 weeks 6 days ago||That'll take you||
Half way to Bolivia
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Signed in to post this exact||
Signed in to post this exact same thing.
Damn Antonio Bass's treacherous knee.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||But But But...||
THE TEMPE MARKET FOR BTN!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I really hope||
I really hope we get this started as a thing where everyone goes:
Because we need the B1G to PAWWWL
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sept. 15th can't come soon enough||
Wild Turkey's fall season will open up and that turkey will be no more. I think at least, Wastenaw County might be part of zone YY, and I'm not entire clear what that means. It sounds like hunting on private grounds only.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||You are terrible. As tailgate||
You are terrible. As tailgate food.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I get all my information||
All my information comes from the Detroit Free Press and Bleacher Report. Why would I pay for any of that trash?
Someone isn't going to get this. I just know it.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Not to say Ace is bad at math...||
But that's a lot closer to $2xTexas
|1 year 27 weeks ago||As of right now, two of those are running away with it.||
One is blindingly obvious, the other is Monkey Rodeo. I'm amazed how close it is though.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||This.||
Tia Rosa Megathin or get out
|1 year 31 weeks ago||So it's 7 months out and we've only got one slot left to fill?||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||And here I had totally skipped the toy store news feed||
I can't wait for the Domino's esque commercials about, we weren't making a good product.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Saying we were on the bubble might understate||
We were longest of longshot on the edge of the bubble. Luckily, many of the other teams expected to win struggled on infield defense or pitching while Michigan played it's best all season.
Big win today. Hopefully they get sent to Houston so I can see them.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||There's actually quite a few minor league clubs in the area||
Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State all have minor league teams in town. Penn State actually shares a field with them.
There's also already wood bat leagues in the midwest for college players during the summer. The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League isn't the Cape Cod League, but it offers a place to play for many of Michigan's college teams already. It would be interesting, and probably a financial payday for the wood bat league to play B1G teams.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Baseball is both fluke and not||
RPI has changed drastically to emphasize road wins. It's helped the northern teams quite a bit. As an example, the Missouri Valley conference is one of the strongest conferences in RPI this year by playing tough teams in the non-conference on the road. The top 25 in RPI includes Dallas Baptist (who I've seen adn know are good), Missouri State, Radford, and Bradley. What the hell is a Radford or a Bradley?
Add that Nebraska and Maryland were two very solid adds in the last few years. The B1G has had several big wins over big name programs this year.
All of those are pretty damn impressive wins.
The big kicker though is how down the Big12 is. They are looking at only having 2 tourney teams this year. Texas is way down leaving just TCU and Oklahoma State in the running. Tech has an outside shot, but its borderline. Part of that is losing Texas A&M and Mizzou (granted they added TCU after that loss). Baylor is down, Oklahoma is down. They just aren't up there at the moment.
There's some structural disadvantages yes, but the amount of money put into programs like Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, or anyone else in the B1G the last few years, the B1G is definitely showing some major improvements. We've been a 2-3 bid league for a while, we're taking advantage of a down Big12 to grab another, and our recent success in facilities/adding good teams has lead to some better recruiting.
For more in depth coverage, I suggest d1baseball.com. They've amassed every major college baseball writer I have read over the last 15 years into one site. Aaron Fitt (formerly of Baseball America), Eric Sorenson (ESPN/CBS), Kendall Rogers (Yahoo!), Mark Ethridge (SEBaseball), and Michael Baumann (Grantland) are just a few . "O.M.G., it's amazing" is probably the best way to describe it. They do regular features of different areas of the country along with national storylines.
For B1G fans, I'd suggest starting right here:
For a little older:
Season update from about a month ago:
Early season/preseason about how B1G has spent big on baseball
If you really wanted to stretch, you could blame the huge drop in home runs on some of the recent success, but they've adjusted the seams on the ball to make up for the deadening of the bats and we've still had success as home runs have come back up. I don't think any the structural changes with the pitch clock have really offered any help to northern teams specific, so there isn't much to draw from there either.
So yeah... BASEBALL
|1 year 37 weeks ago||DISCUSS||
In-and-Out > Burger TX >> Five Guys
Burger TX only drops because all of the Blue Bell has been recalled.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Have to agree||
I'm guessing Brian sees it as so unlikely to happen, that today is just hyperbole, not actual threat. Then again, I could see Brian creating a giant twitter attack on a guy with one bad idea as an over-reaction.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Damn, beaten to the punch.||
I just wonder how Brian didn't link him to Brandon already. There's a conspiracy here, sheeple.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||You know what,||
I'd forward this kid's resume to Dave Brandon.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Crimson Quarry is an SBNation blog for Indiana.||
Always willing to plug other B1G blogosphere groups. CQ has been around quite a while and has a pretty solid community given the state of Indiana atheletics.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||How does wearing sunglasses help recruiting?||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Not a fan of the GIF charts||
It's hard to compare two different years on two different charts when I can't see them at the same time. Any chance we can get stacked bar charts?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||You'll find them at this link||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Several of his||
They are for researching where they're going. If they happen to be great/funny kids, I've noticed he tends to keep them for a while.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||NFL Network||
or ESPN. Too big of a name to both men and women viewers for them to not throw cash at. And he actual can handle himself well in front of a camera.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Seriously||
What would a Hoosiers blog know about recruiting anyway? /fires-off-tweet