Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|7 weeks 4 days ago||And people seem to forget||
And people seem to forget that she started her career at SS and ended up at 2B which means she was an All American in two different positions during her career. That is unheard of these days. Also you can't put it in a stat but her softball IQ was just off the charts. She was such a great base runner in terms of knowing when to advance and stealing bases.
Maybe I am biased because the season ending way too soon is still fresh in my mind but I can't remember a Michigan athlete who "deserved" to win a national title more than she did. Maybe its not far to say that in general but Romo was a really special player.
I know I will appreciate her more(if thats possible) next year when I dont see her on the field and I am sure a lot of people will.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||When you get to the WCWS||
When you get to the WCWS rankings don't mean jack shit and Hutch preaches that to her team. Hell, rankings don't matter when you are in regionals or super regionals. If you play your best softball in the WCWS than you have a shot to win the national title and if you don't than you go home early. There are no favroites so to say that Michigan "choked" as the favorite is just stupid. They unfortunately didn't play well last night and didn't hit today. When the margin of error is so small these things can't happen if you want to win the national title.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Dude, its not like schools||
Dude, its not like schools choose who they sign and the student has to sign. Michigan recruited Sydney but she decided to build her own legacy at Oklahoma and not follow in Romo's footsteps and possibly be in her shadow her whole career. That is perfectly fine and to be honeset I don't blame her.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||GTFO. Betsa has pitched her heart out all||
Betsa has pitched her heart out all season. You obviously didnt see her emotion last night when she was pitching against LSU. looked like a competitor to me.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Really dude? How is this embarrassing?||
Really dude? How is this embarrassing?
Michigan has made the WCWS 3 out of the past 4 years. Michigan is competitive every year in terms of making it to the WCWS. What more do you want?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No I don't know. All we know is that Falk made a||
No I don't know. All we know is that Falk made a bad throw that cause the error and allowed the run to score. Only the michigan coaches know what the game plan was there.
Also I respect the announcers tremendously. Especially Mendoza for what she is doing for baseball. But they call the game as it unfolds a lot of the time IMO. What if Abby makes a great play and blocks the ball and prevent the run from scoring. What are they saying then?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How you do you know the||
How you do you know the coaches told her to not throw it? Maybe with zero outs and things not going well the coaches thought that they could get an out without giving up a run. I am sure they have talked about a gameplan with 1st and 3rd situations and I am going to guess that Falk looked in the dugout to see what the coaches called. Maybe they had a play where Abby steps in front to cut the ball off. From the replay I saw it wasn't a straight double steal because the runner on 3rd didnt go right away when Falk threw. It was when Falk had the bad throw to 2nd that allowed the runner to go home. Hence why she got the error. I also never said it was the coaches fault. It was a bad throw by Falk and she derseved the error.
Also I am sure if it was a decent throw and got the runner out with the runner holding at third the announcers would have praised Michigan for a great play when things werent going well.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If you are talking about the||
If you are talking about the double steal in the 1st inning its not a horrible decision if the coaches told her to throw it. The throw was not very good but if the coaches told her to throw it to 2nd than you cant call it a horrible decision on Falk's part.
Obviously the bats havent been clutch and they will need to be if they are going to comeback esp against Parker who is 1st team All American.
Betsa is just off tonight whether that be nerves, back injury, or whatever. When you hit the batter on the very first pitch thats pretty bad. Betsa also pitched against OK when they met earlier in the year and only lasted 3 innings and gave up 6 runs. Michigan also didn't face Parker so this is their first time seeing her.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||We might not see another||
We might not see another player of her caliber at Michigan anytime soon. I really hope they retire her number because she deserves every bit of having her number retired.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That was a great read. I did||
That was a great read. I did not know about her brother and that was really really sad to read. I also did not know she was quite the troublemaker but I guess I can see that.
I dont know who is given credit for starting riots in East Lansing but for all I know it was Hutch who started the tradition.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think WD means in terms of||
I think WD means in terms of accomplishments but I might be wrong. I am with WD and think she is top 5 and arguably top 3.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I guess by underrated I mean||
I guess by underrated I mean that people will naturally think of all the football, hockey, basketball players, Barry Larkin, and Jim Abbott and not mention Romo. But I might be wrong.
She is def top 5 for me...maybe top 3 but that would be a interesting debate. Haha
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Most underrated athlete to play for michigan IMO.||
Most underrated athlete to play for michigan IMO. Congrats to her and well deserved. As mentioned above she should have been a 2 time winner if not 3.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Oops. My apologies on that.||
Oops. My apologies on that.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I know both Vargas and||
I know both Vargas and Alexander have both gotten pinch hit grand slams. But then again I believe these were blowout late inning ones fwiw. I wouldn't mind Alexander or Vargas in the DP position for one game to see how they do. Maybe giving Canfield a break will help her clear her mind and refocus.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I believe she got came in as||
I believe she got came in as a pinch runner for Monte in the 7th inning but aside from that I don't remember her ever getting any significant playing time in the field.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. They were also 0-6||
Agreed. They were also 0-6 before the 7th innning with runners in scoring position. Can't have that in OKC. Need the 3-4-5-6 hitters to come through when SiLo and Romo get on base. I wonder what Hutch will do with the DP spot since Canfield hasnt gotten a hit in the NCAA tournament yet. Wonder if she sticks Vargas in there just to change things up
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I agree that Coach Hutch def||
I agree that Coach Hutch def has the attention of the players and that they will use this game as a learning experience. But in terms of coaching, I just don't understand what people are saying she can do. The girls have taken millions of ground balls in their career so its not like there is anything she can do to fix the errors. You can't replicate timely hitting in practice no matter how hard you try. You can't simulate a Big Ten championship or spot in the super regional. I guess you can kind of fix the pitching but I think Betsa just had an off game and maybe she was fatigured a little bit.
As long as the players stick to one pitch softball i think they will have a good chance to make a postseason run.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I agree. But people who are||
I agree. But people who are saying "Dont Start Alexander again" or "she played awful and cost us the the game" is sort of hating on her in my eyes. She hasnt started a game all year so its not like Hutch just decided to throw her into the fire I am guessing. I trust Hutch and if she thinks starting Alexander at catcher and moving Falk to the designated player position gives her the best chance to win than I am all for it.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with you. Blanco is||
I agree with you. Blanco is easily one of the hottest hitters on the team and Christner has been struggling as of late. I think Blanco being moved up has to be considered.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I thought I heard the TV people say that Canfield||
I thought I heard the TV people say that Canfield left with an injury so that's why Alexander got the start. and people who are bashing her need to cool their jets. She is a true freshmen who is getting her first start in the B10 championship game against a really good pitcher.
It's also sad to see how after one game people are saying this team all of a sudden isn't a good team. It's not like this team was just ranked #2 the while year by beating up on the big ten. they played a ton of teams non conference and beat almost all of them aside from Florida.
The team had a bad game whether it was because of weather, lack of rest, or whatever. But in baseball or softball you can't win games walking people and making errors. Unfortunately that's what happened tonight. But I have no doubt that Hutch will get this team ready for regionals and hopefully super regionals.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Sierra Romero is the most||
Sierra Romero is the most underrated athlete ever to play at Michigan. Can't believe that she is a senior already.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||They can't be real. Someone||
They can't be real. Someone who works for the football team was telling me that there is some legal aspect about Adidas can sue Michigan if Michigan shows that they have Nike stuff before the contract with Adidas is over or whatever verbaige is in the contract. Also he thinks that there is going to be some special unveiling. I highly doubt that something of this magnitude would be unveilied at the NFL draft in this way.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know the exact||
I don't know the exact details but I thought that even if we beat OSU twice last week the highest seed we could have gotten was the 5 or 6 overall seed. There was no scenario we would jump into the top 4.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||If our season ended to Michigan tech in Red's||
If our season ended to Michigan tech in Red's final (possibly) season...that would be quite the kick in the balls.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with you. I know if||
I agree with you. I know if we lose the last 4 than we could possibly be where we have been the past 3 years and needing to win the B10 tourney. I am like you and going to guess that it isnt going to happen with 2 of the last 3 at home. Sadly with the goaltending as of late I am not as confident as I was 3 weeks ago.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Yea, what bubble are you||
Yea, what bubble are you talking about? They are 6th in the pairwise, at least for the moment they are. Maybe its just me but its surprising how many people just post that this team isn't making the NCAA tournament acting like they are on the bubble/not in.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I would bet that it wouldn't be such an issue if||
I would bet that it wouldn't be such an issue if michigan didn't go scoreless for the last 10:28 of the first half.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Any chance you can provide details of what may||
Any chance you can provide details of what may happen at this event or who might be there? Thanks
|34 weeks 3 hours ago||A green team beats a blue team on the last play of||
A green team beats a blue team on the last play of the game without leading for one second...sounds all too familiar.
DAM YOU FOOTBALL GODS