A terrific and unexpected season, capping what was (at least in my memory) one of if not the best semester of collective sports in VT history. Sad to see that it is over, but very happy it happened and it has given me renewed excitement for athletics across the board. As for the next iteration of the Hokies baseball team, there probably should be some elevated expectations going into next season. On paper I dont think we are losing many key contributors due to graduation (e.g. Hartigan and Malinowski are the only two from yesterday's non-pitching lineup that I think are out of eligibility), so we should be returning a massive amount of starters that now have serious post-season experience.
A couple of other thoughts:
- What are the plans for developing beyond the outfield wall and anywhere else at the park? It look like a construction wasteland beyond the left field fence while watching the games, and that just feels like space that should have some bleachers.
- more importantly - we need several promotional nights next year sponsored by some hardware chain where they hand out complimentary hammers. If the NCAA is taking away the one on the field we need to improvise. And finally,
- There's a nice little concrete landing (I think) beyond the wall in left-center that has a proper paved pathway, which looks like a perfect place to park Skipper. Lets make it happen.