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So here we sit nearing the end of another baseball season. The end of the regular season used to be greeted with excitement & hope, as baseball was the shining star of our mens athletic program. Unfortunately, the days of us talking about seeding in CWS regionals seem like ancient history, as the program has steadily and precipitously declined. Hell, I remember us talking seriously about making it out of a regional in 2009 before we found a way to shit the bed against Boston College & Army. An opportunity to actually escape the regionals while Texas was down has been missed. We've accomplished nothing since departing the Southland.

2017 so far: 23-23; 9-12
2016: 31-28; 16-14
2015: 24-32-1; 14-16
2014: 30-28; 16-16
2013: 29-29; 16-11 (WAC)
2012: 32-24; 19-14 (Southland)
2011: 41-23; 24-9 (Southland) - Our last appearance in CWS regional
2010: 38-22; 23-10 (Southland)
2009: 41-17; 24-7 (Southland)
2008: 30-27; 19-11 (Southland)

I didn't bother with end-of-season RPI, because that'll just be depressing.

It has become increasingly clear change is needed. We've all watched games be mismanaged. Player development and S&C appears to be a significant issue. At some point we have to ask exactly what is Harrington doing? At some point we have to acknowledge a program that has declined into mediocrity, and it cannot be explained away by saying competition around us has gotten better.

But the question that always comes up makes another appearance here: Will Larry actually do anything about it? Does he even care? Do we trust him to hire competence?

Essentially, for our baseball program, where do we go from here as we stare at another year floating around 0.500?

Quite honestly, I haven't seen much this season to give me hope for the future.


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Will Larry actually do anything about it?

No.

Does he even care?

No.

Do we trust him to hire competence?

No.


Essentially, for our baseball program, where do we go from here as we stare at another year floating around 0.500?

Wait for the next season of 0.500 ball, and post threads like this one on a regular basis. Maybe suspend disbelief for a bit and make believe like we see some improvements, however trivial or imagined they may be.

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Bleed, did you recognize that writing as your own?

https://bobcatfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=27378


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Hahahahaha!

bleed gold answers his own questions.

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Just read that whole string, nothing's changed. Guess it won't this year either.
Haven't heard anything about the team--who did we lose, any new recruits to be exited about.
Same old same old.


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Okay that's fucking funny. I thought it looked very familiar, but wasn't willing to exert the effort to search. This twat actually copied and pasted my prior post! :lol: :lol: :lol:

This does at least show how nihilist I've become in regards to the baseball program and athletic program in general.

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