Hey there fellow MGoBloggers,
I have been a Michigan football fan for about 25 years now, and over the course of my childhood and highschool/college years have followed an increasing number of UM athletic teams. Besides the big 3, (Football, Hockey and Basketball) I have recently hopped on the LAX bandwagon, and have also decided to spend my first offseason following Michigan baseball closely. I love sports, by the way.
Here are my question for you MGoBaseball Fans...
What is a good way to gauge how well the season is going? I know the W-L thing is good, and the Big Ten Standings are good, but nationally, are teams ranked?
How many teams make the regional/super-regional tournaments, and how are these competitions formatted?
Does every team make the post-season tournament? Is there a selection committee?
Any and all help would be nice. I don't want to be one of those fans (of any sport or team) that doesn't really know what's going on all year, or have a full grasp on the criterion for a celebratory worthy season, then act like I know everything whenever my favorite team performs well.