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05/19/2018 - 2:20pm And to make it worse...

He's also wrong.

03/23/2018 - 8:57pm ?

Iowa is not always tough. They've been pretty awful for the last 4 years. Gayle Blevins aint walking through that door. This wasn't a good loss.

Having said that, I'm glad to see that it appears Lou Allan has finally seized a spot in the every day lineup. Great player and lots of good things to come from her. Unfortunately, our pitching staff is just not good enough. Beaubien is a stud that can beat anybody, Schaefer is doing a nice job as a freshman, and Blanco is a senior that will give you some decent innings but in the end won't live up to her recruiting hype (as a pitcher, anyway...she's been great with the bat!). We'll be in the hunt for the B1G championship because the conference is so weak and will have to ride Beaubien as far as she'll take us in the tournament.

03/16/2018 - 7:38am Whut

I don’t think Brian Dutcher ever coached with Bill Frieder.

02/25/2018 - 10:38pm Lou Allan

I may have missed this somewhere, but is there any word on when Lou Allan will be back? Or what's wrong with her? Also, I believe Taylor Bump had a thumb injury that may have slowed her down early, but I'm surprised she's seen so little time for such a highly rated recruit. I'd love to see these two in the lineup to see if they can give a little offensive boost.

02/10/2018 - 9:08pm Where's Lou?

This team will go as far as Meghan Beaubien will take them. She's clearly the ace and the only one capable of going 7 innings against elite competition. Looking forward to watching her improve as the season goes on, but she looks darn good this weekend already!

As for the offense, I think Hutch has her hands tied a little bit this weekend. Does anybody know what's wrong with Lou Allan and when she's expected back? She didn't make the trip. Also, Taylor Bump has a thumb issue and hasn't seen the field at all. Natalia Rodriguez started the last game at short, which did add another slapper to the lineup. I would've probably put Falk in right and bumped Swearingen from 3rd to 1st to get Alex Sobczak's bat in the lineup in place of Gonzalez for a little more pop, but it's early and a good time to experiment I guess.

The schedule doesn't seem quite as difficult as it has been in years past. I think we'll win a lot of games, but the quality of the wins might not be enough to get us into the top 16 and a home regional again.

08/27/2017 - 12:18pm Rivas

Rivas is a well-known, legendary asshole. I've heard quite a few stories similar to this about him.

02/10/2017 - 9:51pm Great write up, thanks

Enjoyed the write up, great work. I'm in Tampa now cheering the team on. I was surprised not to see Ramirez in the leadoff spot today. We'll see how that spot plays out as the season wears on. Also, I wouldn't necessarily call Betsa a "flame thrower". She lives and dies with the off-speed stuff, and her change was working for her today.

Thanks again!

01/11/2017 - 4:11pm My way or the highway! I've

My way or the highway! I've heard Ace on the podcasts and he's...not good. I think I'll survive this Twitter exile.

01/08/2017 - 7:34pm Glad to hear Ace still has

Glad to hear Ace still has his Twitter up and running and is still posting shitty takes. Fortunately for me, I was blocked in a show of solidarity with BiSB post-election. I hope they've emerged from their respective safe spaces and are still able to function.

11/09/2016 - 10:17pm This feature will return next

This feature will return next week, when BiSB gets over the trigger of last night's election and stops calling all conservatives racists on Twitter.

06/10/2016 - 8:10am Harbaugh can cover that area, too.

Harbaugh can cover that area, too.

03/05/2016 - 2:57pm Our pitching isn't good

Our pitching isn't good enough us to win it all right now. Hope it gets better as the season wears on.

01/05/2016 - 4:57pm Naming names

I thought it had been clearly established on the message board that listing specific names of transfers/5th year guys not coming back were strictly prohbited? Wise up, man!

05/30/2015 - 10:08am The best/scary part is, I

The best/scary part is, I think they'll have a better team next year.

03/23/2014 - 9:05am Caris

We took Caris over him, not Spike. The feeling is the same, though.

03/03/2014 - 7:33pm 7-1; rain-shortened, no mercy-rule

Final was 7-1. Game was called when the rain started up again.

10/06/2013 - 3:20pm This site used to be so

This site used to be so good...

06/02/2013 - 9:13am I'll take that bet

International tie breaker bastardizes the game and there's no way they would ever bring it in for the World Series. This is what softball is all about. Why ruin a great game like this by going to the ITB?!

03/29/2013 - 9:09pm Great game for Driesenga, but...

Wagner got the W.

03/16/2013 - 8:27pm Why wouldn't you just wait

Why wouldn't you just wait until the start of the next inning and put in a pinch-runner at 2nd base?

10/04/2012 - 9:19pm Michigan softball

Not enough fake points to start my own post, but the Michigan softball team beat the NPF all-star team tonight. This is only the second loss for the NPF all star team in it's three year history of playing college squads. Freshman shortstop (and, by the looks of her bio, STUD) Sierra Romero hit a two-run HR in the fifth as Michigan came back from a 2-0 deficit.

07/23/2012 - 10:21pm Hmmmm...

Are there people that think this is a good chant under any circumstance?

Cuz it's not.

05/20/2012 - 3:22pm Same pitcher

can't get the win and save.

05/19/2012 - 5:29pm Not quite

One need only look at the batting averages to see how inaccurate that is. Softball is all about speed and putting pressure on the defense, especially at this level. Much better than fielding a groundball, pounding the ball into the glove five times and still getting the runner by 3 steps, in my opinion.

05/19/2012 - 1:34pm Florida

Florida booted three of its best players off the team yesterday. Helps to explain their loss.

11/25/2011 - 12:24am Link?

Do you have a link for that 50% rejected stat? I'd love to be able to use that one.

10/15/2011 - 10:53am Still some available

I was just able to get 2 together at  1045 this morning.

08/05/2011 - 11:16pm Thread Hijack - UM Flint Student Tickets

I've done some Googling but haven't been able to find much info on whether UM Flint studentts are eligible for student tickets and what the cutoff date is? Any UM Flinters that can help me out?

Thanks in advance.

06/22/2011 - 6:27pm Don't take yourself too

Don't take yourself too seriously and remember, IT'S JUST AN INTERNET MESSAGE BOARD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. Sheesh.

05/22/2011 - 2:05pm The camera is off-center

I wish they'd put it directly behind the pitcher in dead-center so you could get a better idea of where some of these pitches really are.

04/04/2011 - 11:11am Wormley

I was going to ask why the OP stated that he WAS a Michigan lean? Has something changed with that?

04/02/2011 - 6:45pm M loses Game 2 in 8

Gave up a solo bomb with one out in the top half of the 8th. Got the leadoff batter on base to start the bottom half but couldn't push her across. First loss in the BIG.

04/02/2011 - 6:35pm Game 2 going to extras

Just a quick update on game 2...Michigan fought back from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits and knotted the score at 4 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, with the 4th run scoring on an IU error.  They're in the 8th now.

02/27/2011 - 7:53pm Competition

Agreed, the competition we've played to date is nowhere near what we've been seeing during the pre-season road trips over the last couple of years. With the Big 10 down and no attractive in-season OOC matchups...well, I hope it doesn't come back to haunt us come tournament time. With the tournament featuring 64 teams and no real strong squads in the Midwest, we won't have much trouble advancing out the regional, but I'd like to see a few top flight games added to the schedule later on to get the girls a little more "battle tested".

Having said all of that...softball always comes down to who's in the circle, and as long as we have #7 out there we have a punchers chance against anybody.

02/17/2011 - 11:43am Jim Rome

Tolmichfan beat me to my answer of people waiting to see what Brian thinks before forming their own opinions. Sometimes this place is groupthink at its worst.

Also, the "Rome" nature the site takes on when the "clones" start regurgitating things like GERG!!! or MINOR RAGE, for example.

I think what 03 Blue 07 says has a lot of merit.

02/12/2011 - 6:52pm Well, you know what they say...

Half the world is straight and free, and the rest are SAE's!

12/11/2010 - 6:26pm Tired legs

I think Appling and Payne's offseason activities may have left them with tired legs, explaining the loss of that step so far.  If they can keep themselves out of the women's dorms, they'll be fine as the season wears on.

11/15/2010 - 1:19pm Interestingly enough...

The cheating accusations seem to mirror some of the rumblings I hear about why we lost one of our basketball players in the offseason.  Got caught cheating 3 times, and finally got shown the door.

11/07/2010 - 8:52am PSU Loss

That PSU loss also looks a little better now in light of what they did to Northwestern yesterday.  I didn't watch any of the game, but I'm working under the assumption that the 35 points they put up was with the walkon QB.

And here's to hoping that loss is made a lot more tolerable by a big Nittany Lion win in their season finale! :)

10/07/2010 - 11:17pm Rivals moderator question

I joined Rivals not too long ago and remember a comment by someone on the Mgoboard about one of the moderators there being a blatant RR hater.  Can anybody bring me up to speed on which it is?  I guess I haven't been a member long enough to pick up on any obvious signs.

09/23/2010 - 1:01pm Stuff White People Like...

09/17/2010 - 2:14pm UMASS Tickets plentiful?

I'm taking my two-year old down to his first game tomorrow and I'm working under the asusmption that there will be vast quantities of tickets available at the game below face value.  Am I crazy, or am I going to get stuck paying full freight when my son wants to bolt after the first quarter? ;)

Go Blue!

09/17/2010 - 2:05pm Prop Bets

Gardner/Robinson - OVER

Vinopal - UNDER

Toussaint - UNDER

Frosh INT - YES

Gallon - Under

09/17/2010 - 1:25pm Echoed

My Dad and I made the trip to South Bend as well, and I must say that I was very impressed with the ND fans and ND in general.  None of the over-the-top idiocy that you run into in other spots (read: East Lansing, Columbus).  I was sporting my "Returning to Glory Since 1993" t-shirt but, because of the weather, it didn't get as much time as it should have.

Go Blue!

08/30/2010 - 4:22pm

I've never had any problem with them, and have gotten any withdrawals without issue.  Of course, since the new laws went into place they did make me send them a copy of my drivers license, but that was the extent of it.  I've still been able to make contributions directly on the site, too.