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The State of Texas Baseball



Okay guys, I had the chance to be at the games against Loyola this weekend. I can say without any hesitation that this is ,hands down, the worst Texas baseball team I have seen in recent memory. How bad are we? I really don't see any chance we make the the NCAA tournament. Loyola looked like a team that would have lost to The Woodlands High School. Their pitchers were sitting around 82-86 mph with little to no movement. Our pitchers completely dominated their hitters, making them look like a division III school. I retired from professional baseball years ago, and I feel very confident that I could have thrown a shutout against their hitters...they were that bad. Pitching is not our problem (even though this staff is not the usual dominant staff we've grown used to), the problem is our offense. Texas has the worst offense in major college baseball. At no point in the lineup is there a spot where an opposing pitcher should worry. Attack EVERY hitter in the lineup with fastballs, and lots of them. My problem with the offense is that we are built to score 3-5 runs, and in college baseball, thats terrible. All I saw when I saw them play this weekend was a bunch of skinny, weak looking slap hitters. I place the blame on whoever's job it is to recruit these guys. In baseball, if a kid can hit, he can hit. You go watch a kid hit against good velocity and good stuff, and if he's handling that and hitting it, THAN HE CAN HIT. Its not rocket science recruiting guys to hit with metal bats against college pitching. I encourage everyone to take a look at Florida's offensive numbers. They, much like Texas, are a school that hand picks its players. Texas does not have ONE player capable of starting for UF. How pathetic is that, Augie? Were Texas, and we can't hit? I don't care how much credit you want to give Augie, his methods are for the dinosaurs. People used to hunt with spears and rocks, but guess what, now we have guns. Adjust to the times Augie, or this won't change any time soon. Mack Brown saw that we needed change and he made it, look where were heading.

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