Blacksburg Super Regional

Game 1:
Friday @ 3pm (ESPN2)

Game 2:
Saturday @ Noon (ESPNU)

Game 3 (if necessary):
Sunday @ TBD (TBD)

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LETS GO!!!!!

HOKIES!!!!!!

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HOKIES!

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Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Tale of the Tape:

Category: (VT)/(OU)
Batting Avg: .313 vs .297 (slightly lower than Columbia)
ERA: 4.21 vs 5.49 (one spot behind Columbia after we played them)
HR: 118 vs 61
Slugging: .578 vs .463
OBP: .411 vs .415
Stolen Bases: 75 vs 139
K:BB 2.50 vs 2.51
WHIP: 1.39 vs 1.49
Hitters in Top 250 of Batting Average: 3-2
Hitters with 15+ Home Runs: 3-1

And the big one, Scoring: 8.8 vs 7.7

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Feel like if we can keep the bats going we have a great shot

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

If we can keep the bats going, we can win the national championship. I mean there aren't many, if any lineups in the country that can rake better than we can. Our pitching is plenty capable of keeping us around long enough in these games for us to demolish any pitching rotation.

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This is home

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Winning a natty is tough.. except when Coastal Carolina wins one in baseball. If they can get hot, so can we. We DESPERATLEY need to get that monkey off our backs. For the amount of sports we play, and as long as we have been playing them it's almost harder NOT to stumble upon one. It's maddening.

Hey lets not forget the Bass Fishing Natty /s

There is no sarcasm associated with that national title.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

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I feel like VT really never put any emphasis in sports for most of the time we've been playing them.

Look at the D1a/FBS teams that are also land grants. VT, Colorado St, New Mexico st, UNLV, Wyoming and Hawaii are the ones that weren't in major conferences the whole time. VT really sticks out in that list. Bill Dooley seemed like the first time we decided to actually try at sports.

It's insane when you think about it. Maryland has something like 50 team national championships. UVA has 30. Stanford and UCLA literally win one in something every year. VT - a major school at the D1 level for 100 years- Zero. None. Nada. PJ Carlisemo got Seton Hall- a 4K student body at the time and zero hoops tradition to a national championship game in basketball. Villanova has national titles outside of basketball. Rice and Coastal Carolina have baseball natty's. I swear its almost harder not to win one at some point. JMU has won D1 nattys. Our best softball team ever got mercy ruled by a lower seed in the super regional at home this year. It's really amazing how inept we have been at winning a team championship

I don't think you can really call VT a "major school at the D1 level" for the past 100 years.

It was primarily a military school until 1964 when 2 years of compulsory participation in the corp of cadets was dropped. During that time its focus was as a military school and an engineering school. Athletics was a distant 3rd.

And, to be honest, I am ok with that.

Yeah that was the my point that I probably didn't make well.

VT was a mid-major until 2000.
We should be compare to schools like Penn State, NC State, Ohio State, Clemson, Auburn Rutgers, WVU, Florida because those are the land grant schools. WVU was the last one on the list to join a major conference, and they beat VT by a decade.

Up until 2000 VT was comparable to Colorado state, Wyoming Utah State, Hawaii, and UNLV.

Maryland only has 32, one more than UVA. I know not the point of your post. I just didn't believe they had that many because OK State had been 4th with 52 (all men's teams). OK Star is now 5th with Texas being 4th at 54, all 50+ wins behind UCLA, Stanford, USC

We have found the Madden of the baseball world.

Previously LowBrau.

Based on that Oklahoma has survived by stealing bases. We need to stop them at that.

We would have higher stolen base numbers if we weren't too busy hitting twice as many home runs.

*taps temple*

No bases to steal when you just take all four at once

But under that rare instance where it doesn't leave the park, we can pickup that final base:

Can't believe they were still playing in that driving rain. Guess no lightning, but still.

That was snow

This is my school
This is home

What is the percentage that we are allowing stolen bases? Any idea? How is Hunters arm is what I am really asking.

Oklahoma has been caught 37 out of 176 times (21%)
Oklahoma opponents have been caught 22 times out of 72 (31%)
Tech has been caught 27 out of 92 times (29%)
Tech opponents have been caught 12 out of 52 times (23%)

Both teams are about even in the steal vs caught numbers

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IDK, that's a decent size discrepancy. OU has tried nearly twice as many steals and have been successful 80% of the time. VT is only successful 70% of the time. In other words, OU is threat to steal at any given time and VT is a threat to steal in only certain situations.

One interesting statistic here is that Tech's opponents has only tried to steal 52 times, which is low. With only a 23% caught rate, it seems VT has not really been tested but got lucky that opponents didn't try to steal more. This could be a critical statistic to watch for in the games.

If OU is getting on first, how good is VT pitching/catching holding the runners and preventing them from reaching scoring position? Does base stealing affect VT's pitchers ability to throw quality strikes? Does base stealing lead to more hits as the middle infielders must protect the stolen base, getting them out of fielding position? Also critical will be preventing BBs, especially with 0 outs.

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The bulk of the damage on the basepaths for the Sooners comes from Peyton Graham (32-34) so about 1.5 games per attempt. He also get on base 42% of his plate appearances, and has about 1/3rd of Oklahoma's HRs, so he does have the ability of getting on base or going yard. Overall, the greatest threat is Tanner Tredaway who has an OBP of .408 and has 23 swipes in 27 attempts, or about 1 every 2.5 games. Additional baserunning damage is provided by Kendall Pettis (22-29), but he's only hitting about .268, but has an OBP of .461.

That's over half of their stolen bases from 3 runners with only 13 caught stealings.

With the Hokies, only Biddison has over 20 stolen bases, going 21-25. He gets on 43.8% of the time, but he also one of those 7 Hokies with double digit homers. Gavin Cross is the next best thief, going 12-12 with an OBP of .419, and also having double digit homers. Cade Hunter is third with 11-12, getting on base at a clip of .443 and also has double digit homers.

That's well over half of our stolen bases with about 1/3rd of our caught stealings.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

The combination of Tanner and Kendall have the same number of swipes as attempts against VT. Add 32 more from Peyton and that shows how dangerous those three can be on the base path against our guys.

I would expect that they will try to exploit VT early and often.

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One interesting statistic here is that Tech's opponents has only tried to steal 52 times, which is low.

Most teams don't attempt a lot of steals when they are playing from behind.

The Key Play for the Hokies... score early, score often.

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score early, score often

Admiral Halsey liked that

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Admiral Halsey also had one of the best quotes I've ever read. I can't find it online, but it was in the book Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, and went STTEO: "I'm fine with dividing the Pacific Ocean between us and the Japanese. We'll take the surface, and they can have the bottom."

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Neptune's Inferno is currently #3 on my stack of books to read right now. Right behind Shattered Sword and Days of Infamy: Years of Scorn.

Currently reading Black Shoe Carrier Admiral

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

It was a great book. Don't miss that one.

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That's true... Also the steal can be scored defensive indifference when the lead is large enough in the later half of the game. (Assuming defensive indifference is an option in college ball.)

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"Defensive Indifference"? That's a real scoreable thing?

That's now my second-favorite sport call, right after "Disconcerting Signals by the Defense".

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I know MLB has had that in the box score for a long time. Like 100+ years long

Basically, why punish a catcher statistically for not throwing a runner out when in the context of the game the better baseball play is not to make the throw at all. Takes into account whether or not the baseman was lined up behind the bag to hold the runner, whether any pickoff attempts were made, etc. Pretty good rule really, for all of baseballs odd ones.

Yeah, you see it every so often. Team is up by 8, pitcher might not even be in the stretch, nobody covers second, catch lazily throws ball back to pitcher.

I was a huge Braves fan growing up and it would piss me off the Maddox wouldn't get a steak late in the game.

Maddox, always known to go for the fish option over steak every time in the 8th and 9th innings. Probably heats it up in the club house microwave too.

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Reserved tickets sold out in 5 minutes. I feel like some people are buying all 4 tickets to make room around themselves tbh

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Wonder how heavy OK is going to travel by buying up tickets.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Plenty went right on StubHub

Game 1, Game 2

Reeeeee

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Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

General public ticket link?

GA is completely sold out as far as I can tell, 7 minutes after it went public. Not sure if there were ever any available to the public.

Still available if you do All Session instead of trying to do single game

Nope the only people that matter are the donors that buy them all to sell for 3x face value on stub hub. Faux-kies

Also didn't see these people buying up the regionals tickets that quickly. Fair weather fans.

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They're definitely on their way

Frustrating - I logged on right at 2 to buy GA for Saturday, the app was having seizures and then everything was sold out for all 3 days. Waited around for another 15 minutes because I figured I wasn't the only one it got screwy on and I was able to grab 2 Sunday tickets!

I have 2 for Saturday from the all session pack that I likely won't be able to use and would be happy to sell to anyone who is interested for face value ($25 each).

edit: 2 GA seats

Do you still have them? If so, I'm very interested!

I do still have them, email tickets at smith-email.net and we can work out the details!

Awesome thanks!

Our best softball team ever got mercy ruled by a lower seed in the super regional at home this year.

And that sir, is the cross we bear.

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Maybe if there were fewer empty seats in the stands, they would've played better.

/ducks

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

ITS GAME DAY!!!!

3pm on ESPN2 for those not tracking. If anyone needs to get amped-up for the experience, its not baseball, but it still works:

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woah woah woah... If we're going to do some Hatin' On, we need to setup a proper thread.

How about for the cws? No jinx!

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Wearing my game worn jersey from 2010 today!

Griffin green is getting the start today

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They're definitely on their way

Thought hackenberg was supposed to be our ace?

He is but they been struggling when they don't do the typical Friday Saturday Sunday rotation

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Gotcha. Thanks

Wasn't the best decision

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Green gotta settle in a little bit. Throwing some wild pitches early.

ESPNU carrying game since ECU game running over

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Was that Dax they just showed holding a tallboy just before the cut to the commercial?!?!?

Yeet

big strike out to limit the damage. Hopefully our Offense plays like they can.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Dax with the beer celebrating the strikeout. Lol

Shaky start, hopefully the bats get going early for the good guys

Omg camera picked up Dax yelling Let's Go with a Mich Ultra. My man!!

Don't know if I would picture Dax with Mich Ultra, but an athlete is gonna go lowest cal possible I guess.

A guy has gotta stay hydrated...

and to your point - i'm not sure anyone on the team needs a 500+cal IPA

He is being asked to cut some double digit weight by start of fall.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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All of the first four bats made contact. That's gonna give at some point

2 hard outs. Oof

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Yeah pretty shaky start so far. You can almost feel the nerves.

Can't do that. Not sure if he i s pulling pulled, but need a short rope today.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Pulled. It sucks it's so early, but it's the right move.

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Green had to get pulled there. He's all over the place today

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Looks like the shake up in the rotation needs a reshake!

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Not the start we wanted from Green

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

that was an extremely quick hook

Needed to be. Green has no confidence

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2 HBP and a walk in 1 IP. 2 runners and 0 outs. He had to go sadly.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

yeah - not arguing the 'why'... just concerned about the weekend-long affect on the pitching staff.

Pulling the starter now

IS this a best of 3 series?

Yeah

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why... WHY is OU's fight song playing in our stadium?????

The same reason stick it in and hey hey got canned. Miserable.

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Not an ideal start

Christ this is already looking like the UNC game

Welp, this is getting out of hand quickly

This is my school
This is home

C'mon.

Go Hokies!

I mean fuck!

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This is what Oklahoma does best. Walks and singles

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Big double play to close the flood gates.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

See topped the bleeding before it got really bad, thankfully.

Plenty of time to get this back

This is my school
This is home

Let's get these bats going.

Go Hokies!

We've got the bats to come back but pitching has got to shut this shit down.

I think this is a brewing storm. Our guys are seeing the ball real well right now.

We seem to be fairly relaxed and playing loose based on the smiles and laughs.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Come on Demartini

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Damn, he's out

REEEEE

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2 on no outs no runs. Not good

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its coming... our pitching is settling down and our hitters are warming up. I have a real good feeling, and its not the bourbon talking.

A lucky break like that can jumpstart us. Let's go bats.

Looks like Chris Coleman and Will Stewart sitting front row to the left of home plate. TSL must have covered the tickets lol.

Maybe Chris can finally stop complaining on Twitter now

now that i'm looking - who's the jerk right behind them with the "I'd Rather Be at Wrigley" shirt and the Tennessee hat????

Probably some local VT hater/Hoo fan who has neither been to Knoxville or Chicago.

Whoever it is he either knows or is getting to know Coleman.

Main story - VT hosting super regional
Intriguing sub plot - who is the Vol fan talking to Chris Coleman.

Edit - Will Stewart just returned and bought the guy a beer!

Man I love the internet

Bah gawd, I thought it was a Tennessee hat. In that case, someone start a Venmo to cover that guy's beers all day tomorrow.

This also has me thinking - I want to see a game between Tennessee and Texas to see who has the real biggest orange T.


Get him outta there!

Edit: Meant as reply to HokieRif

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

We better start getting into some deeper counts at the plate. Make this kid throw some pitches.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

LETS GO!!!!!!

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Dear Lord, man, swing the damn bat

This is my school
This is home

Holy hell this ump is ALL OVER the place

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

committing sins they teach you to avoid in little league is not going to win this.

I stopped watching. Hopefully that changes the bad juju.

Go Hokies!

Pain

WTF did they just switch to a wcws replay?

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Gpo to ESPN 2 now.

i had to back out of the ESPN stream to the main menu and restart to get the game back

Whew, there were some WORDS for that ump.

This ump sucking Oklahoma balls rn

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I heard it from a confidant
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They're definitely on their way

must be an Angel Hernandez School of Umpiring grad

pick-off!

Heads out of asses. Now, please.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Offense seems off tonight dunno if the pressure is hurting us but a bad 1st and 2nd are making this tough to get going.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

It's a bad zone today, but Schobel has to swing the fucking bat there.๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Those last two were strikes

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

another called strike 3 with the bat still on the shoulder...

This ump is seeing the plate as a planet

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Yah didn't realize the strike zone extended to your big toe

Bad sign when the head coach is the most fired up person on the team. Not sure how we land in these big moments with so little fight in us.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Our hitters don't have a clue with Bennnet pitching

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Starting to feel like we're going to get shutout with how big this zone is. They are completely frozen at the plate and Bennet just has to get it near a corner to get a strike.

Fuck this ump

Inning should be over. Instead, they extend the lead

This is my school
This is home

He'll follow it up by calling a wild pitch a strike at the bottom of the inning.

Well....".pussy mitten"

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Aaaaand this is probably over

This is my school
This is home

Really weird decision to go to second there instead of going home. Didn't see if a bobble or not but felt really off

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Guy scores from 1st on a single. Their heads are somewhere else.

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Ump is doing us no favors. We are acting like the moment is too big for us right now. We're either going to lie down and take this or get pissed off and come out swinging now. You've got nothing to lose and you still have tomorrow. Come out pissed and get some damn runs on the board already.

It's always funny how a bad call at the plate with a strike 3 being bungled usually leads to multiple runs for the batting team.

This is my school
This is home

On the board, yay!

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Thanks Frank!

Ok Carson good start

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They're definitely on their way

Guess they should have pulled their pitcher ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Another homer for the good guys!

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5-4

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Striking distance. That's all we need.

Yessir. Baseball can flip quickly. Just had my 7th inning stretch with a brewski. Let's do this.

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Literally 2 minutes after I leave a 5-0 ball game to pick up L'il Druck, the Hokie bats awake I DID IT FOR US Y'ALL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Reminds me of that famous adage:

"If you love something, turn it off and run an errand. If they come back, you'll know it was all your fault"

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Dax needs to have a word with the next batter that looks at strike 3...

Lol fuck this ump

That's 3 inches off the plate and lower than the pitch he called a ball when we threw it.

This is my school
This is home

Seriously. This ump is straight trash. I'm going to be pissed if we lose this 5-4.

Well looks like it'll need to be a walkoff today.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Dang... I wouldn't even call that a strike in a Little League game. SMH

Is coronavirus over yet?

This ump legit needs to be fire. He is really REALLY bad

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
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They're definitely on their way

If I was at the stadium right now it would be an endless string of shit talking toward this garbage umpiring.

This is my school
This is home

Aside from maybe one, every called strike 3 should be on a training tape for umpires as an example of how NOT to call balls and strikes.

Legendary performance from this guy. This is some Eric Gregg/Joe West-level shit

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

And there's another one...

Is coronavirus over yet?

That curve is nasty

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Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
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They're definitely on their way

Terrible 1st inning cooked us from the start. Can't start like this tomorrow

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

God, fuck this ump, and if it weren't for Green throwing wild the first couple innings and putting guys on base we might not be having this convo.

Welp, losing game 1 isn't a great start to the series

This is my school
This is home

Drue has to get a good start tomorrow

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welp....at least we made it a little more exciting

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Brutal strikezone today. Let's see their number 2 without the batters box counted as a strike. Love the fight. Let's try again tomorrow

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Disappointed for the guys, proud of them for not giving in. Tomorrow is another day!

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We'll get em next time

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Let's do a reverse softball Blacksburg Super Regional. Can we be the 20% that loses the first game of a super regional and makes it to the CWS? Please.

Go Hokies!

To take out my anger against the Sooners, I give you the Game beating up the biggest Sooner.

"Thanks for being here, JR..."

Fuck this ump

This is my school
This is home

Only option is throw a bat at that ball. sigh.

Robo-umps need to get implemented at the professional and collegiate level.

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Angel Hernandez approves of this call.

I know next to nothing about baseball officiating ... Do we get a different umpire behind home plate today or will it be the same?

They rotate. But I am not 100% on NCAA.

Rotate. Could tell the dif right away.

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Yeah, a real strike zone instead of whatever the ump decided a strike zone was yesterday.

OK....lets get to work tomorrow. We know what we have to do. Lets just go do it.

LETS GO!

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Quote from Earl Weaver: "You're only as good as your next day's starter."

In other words, we got them where we want them. Hokies can do this.

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Man, after that seventh inning I was really thinking that we would burn out their best pitcher and still eek the win. ''Twas not to be. I guess there's only one thing left to do...

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Oh yeah, what's that

This is my school
This is home

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This is my school
This is home

ND up on Tennessee.....

And won. so thats nice. and at least we didnt devolve into throwing trash onto the field...

why does Tennessee generally invole trash?
(Dumpster fire coach searches, the celebration trash can, "classless vs. catholics" (look it up), throwing trash after an ejection)
(its a rhetorical question I think we know the answer)

I'm still figuring this out.

If you have to ask then you must have never met a Tennessee fan.

Super regionals just not our friends.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Texas A&M has a minor league park.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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They got that green stuff. ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Go Hokies!

Just makes me sad to compare.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Fun facts: cost $24M
Named after the little cheese in the red wax Edit: shit thats baby bell, it's ice cream, lame

I'm still figuring this out.

Talk all the shit about TAMU you want, but going at Blue Bell is a bridge too far.

but going at Blue Bell is a bridge too far.

"The good Old Days are being made right now.." LMAO!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Well, there's always tomorrow's game.

Gotta get off to a good start

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Step 1 complete

Those black and orange uniforms are ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Wow Molanowski hit the ball. Dribble to 2 but he hit it.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Hitters have got to get something going here.

Maybe I am late on this but what the heck happened to the sledge hammer?!?

"Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.โ€ -Einstein

Transparent paint

Long story short, NCAA said they couldn't have it.

Yeah, chain gangs everywhere were offended!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

For those interested in the long story:
Story (about midway through)
Skip the first half - depressing recap of yesterdays game

I'm still figuring this out.

According to Bruns, an NCAA baseball rule states that "any orchestrated activities by dugout personnel designed to distract, intimidate, or disconcert the opposing team or reflect poor sportsmanship shall not be allowed."

Because clearly this is what the NCAA should be focusing its efforts on. Oof.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Maybe they should be focusing on getting some decent umpires to work the CWS instead of thos bush league shit we got.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

This is a real "get off my lawn" moment for me but we're hosting a Super Regional...could we not have cleaned up the shit in the outfield?

I'm not able to watch. What is the shit?

Edit: Never mind. Saw a highlight. Construction debris variety of shit it looks like.

Tried to embed the video but the site is glitching out for some reason. It's really only in left field but there's all sorts of construction crap, fencing, mounds of dirt. It just looks like hell, not to mention it makes the left outfield entirely unable to have fans there

Thanks!

Do I have to drink if I posted an edit to my comment that was duplicative of the response to said comment? Either way I'll be drinking when I get off this damn interstate...

So apparently that construction is a new "pitching lab" that they're building which is actually pretty freaking cool

Two 2-run dingers in the 3rd. Hammerin Hokies indeed ๐Ÿ”จ ๐Ÿฆƒ

VB born, class of '14

That hit the bat first.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

sigh

These ump crew is so bad

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

The meltdown is underway

This is my school
This is home

VT just can't have nice things.

Hakenberg not sharp

Edit: just got the hook after 2 walks and a hit batsman in bottom of third. They have 3 runs on 2 hits!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

5-3 now. We need to score 20

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

How much did Oklahoma pay these fuckers

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Holy cats, the self-inflicted wounds.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Yeah but not on the fielders.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

This is hard to watch

Let's fucking go Worley. Great managing by Szefc. Now let's rake some more

VB born, class of '14

Walking the bases loaded? SMH.

Hackenburg pulled before the end of the 3rd is....

Our starting pitching has been awful so far this weekend. If we lose, this is why

This is my school
This is home

Way to stop the bleeding

They need DH for Malonowski

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

There's no one on the bench that can hit

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Yeah hitters haven't really shown up other than top of the third with those two big double runs. We just aren't hitting on anything. Took too long for them to wake up yesterday too.

Oh!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Ump changed that whole ab with that bullshit strike

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

2 left on. KO on Cross

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

I just need to stop paying attention. It was 5-1 before I decided to look at my phone. I'm sorry.

Literally nothing good has happened since I turned the television on.

Going for a walk lemme know how it goes hahaahaa LFG

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Well that was crushed

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Today's going to be a day of hurt. Got it.

Go Hokies!

Pitching
Pitching
Pitching

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Update: Pitching!

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

I love that someone is going through and downvoting all the comments that were true when they were posted. So petty and small. Lol

For the record I could care less about legs but it feels less fun. Aren't we all on the same team?

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Full on meltdown right now. Batters can't hit anything and pitching is completely falling apart. Might just need to step away from this one for a bit.

Not feeling good about the rest of this one. They're already deep into our bullpen and it's only the 4th

We might have to score 10 to win this the way they are knocking us around.

This is my school
This is home

I fucking done. Tech sports once again make me wanna die. I'll see y'all

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

HURNEY LFG

Our pitching is an awful large liability

Just keep hitting ...

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Just keep hitting...

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Just keep hitting...

The bats are waking up for us. Let's gooooo

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

I want to believe that base-running mistake won't cost us. More base knocks will make me forget

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

I love the decision to swing away on 3-0 there. Paid off!

Lol he didn't go around

Holy shit these umps are awful. I mean I know we have a shortage of quality umpires around the country right now but Jesus this is basic shit they are missing at the plate

This is my school
This is home

This crew is the stuff of legend.

A masterclass in Suck.

Mind-boggling. We had better umps in Legion ball.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

He's safe on that steal, right???

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

He might have come off the bag once he got there. He definitely beat the tag.

Nice steal, Hartigan

VT '10--US Citizen; (804) Virginian By Birth; (210) Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

I also root for: The Keydets, TexAggies, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and Braves.

This ump crew is trashhhh

VB born, class of '14

Reading this thread just now and Hokies up 12-5. Just calm down folks

Baseball is a fickle bitch. Bats aren't. Hokies have the bats

HURNEY a MF WAGON

Jonah Hurney is phenomenal. I hope he has another inning in him.

Hurney's the MVP today. Some of the clutch-est innings in program history

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

36-0 when leading after 6. Let's make it 37-0!

Is coronavirus over yet?

If we make it out of this weekend, it's because of Hurney. Kid is clutch

That slider is nasty.

The ole 1st to home steal

Another steal!

VT '10--US Citizen; (804) Virginian By Birth; (210) Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

I also root for: The Keydets, TexAggies, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and Braves.

The wheels on the schooner

Have Fall-en off

Out of challenges because of how awful the crew is

I didn't know that LL umps were called upon to do college games.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

HURNEY BUILT DIFFERENT BOIS

Herney throwing some nasty junk!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

This one's going to come down to the rule book.

Edit: guess he wasn't blocking the plate...

Wow straight up blocking the plate

Frank looks like he's having a hell of a time.

Lol was thinking the same thing. Instead of the milk shake flashback gif, we need a Frank Mich Ultra flashback gif now.

My son sold him the Ultra. Don't know if he's a big tipper or not.

...with spirits true and faithful...

username checks out

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Replay is really coming through for the losing team. They didn't even have a clear view of the tag, and they overturn the call anyway.

Whatever. Hopefully none of these close calls matter.

Very sick of replays. Game is at 31/2 hours now.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

We can't catch a break with these calls

Fucking clown show. Haven't seen umps this bad since the intramural softball championship game in 2014.

Those low pitches have been strikes all fucking day for Oklahoma.

Christ that pitcher just gave up everything shoulda pulled him a few batters back

What in the hell is going on with our pitching? Everyone except Hurney just looks completely rattled.

I believe the stache will get it done

Phew. Glad to be out of that frame.

Taking all into account our pitching blows.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Just
Keep
Hitting

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That was not an accurate call

Someone explain to me why that was called a foul I don't know all things baseball

They said the home plate ump (probably just a really bad angle, and shouldn't have even tried to call that) made the call.

No call to replay.

Perfectly emblematic of this crew's whole weekend thus far. It's pretty embarrassing.

"Nothing embarrasses us - we're the NCAA!!

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Neither do these umps

Umpire went to Oklahoma? That's the only thing I can think of. Complete bullshit.

How is that not reviewable? Clearly fielded fair. How much is the Ump getting paid?

On what fucking planet is that foul?

That was disgusting

These umps are awful. Identical pitches and they call one a strike and one a ball.

Just put all those missed calls on loop for motivation tomorrow. Jesus what a stomachache of a win

VB born, class of '14

Y'all know why Texas doesn't float off into the Gulf? CAUSE OKLAHOMA SUCKS

Hokies!!!

VT '10--US Citizen; (804) Virginian By Birth; (210) Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

I also root for: The Keydets, TexAggies, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and Braves.

A little OT but:

Is there a plan to put stands in left field?

I love most everything about the English Field redesign but I'm flipping back & forth to the ECU-Texas game and I'm very envious of their outfield bleachers

I'm a little surprised, given how immaculate the rest of the stadium is, that we are willing to leave a stack of pallets and trash in left field - ESPECIALLY since we go yard as often as we do!!

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

If a Hokie were to bring a step ladder, set up shop outside the outfield fence, and watch from the outfield, do you think they'd get kicked out? Asking for a friend.

One way to find out

I like when I'm wrong about the end of days when it comes to Hokie sports. I'll be doomsday again tomorrow, though, and I'll keep it to myself.

Go Hokies!

I won't I'm gonna bitch like a runner up prom queen!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Just keep hitting......... Tomorrow.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

HAHAHAHAHA TEXAS JUST WALKED OFF AND ITS SAD PIRATE DAY IN GREENVILLE LOLZ

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

I'll feel like a laugh is earned if we win tomorrow.

Go Hokies!

If anyone has a clip of that "foul ball"

(add if applicable) /s

I've got 2 free GA tickets for tomorrow if anyone is interested, first one to drop their hokiesports email below gets them.

Just sent them!

I'm not going to be able to make it either, if anyone wants 2 free GA tix get me your contact info!

Headed your way!

You rock brother! Go Hokies!

Thank you! Taking my dad for an early father's day gift! Go Hokies!

Cautiously optimistic...

Had to go drop something off at my parents when it was 5-3. Came back home and it was a blowout. You're all welcome.

Let's take it to them again tomorrow.

If by "let's take it to them again tomorrow" you mean dropping off exactly what you dropped off to your parents during the game again, yes. 1000 times yes.

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

"Sorry pops, I need the air compressor back to drop it off in the 4th inning again."

Most shocking is he is also Tech alum and wasn't watching the game. We have a lot of variables to line up.

Edit: wording.

Does anyone know what conference these stinking umps are from?

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

They don't do conference crews for baseball like they do for football!

Ok just 1 more. Looking forward to anything resembling a pitcher o/s of Hurney!

LET"S GO!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Not good Bob. 0-1

Edit: 0-2. 2 dingers

2nd edit: almost 3

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Welp...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Well this is off to a terrible start

Warning track power there! I don't know if I can blow another afternoon on this stuff.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

1 2 3
1 2 3

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

Wow we got a 123 inning!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ

There's a game 3 thread, please use it. Load times are getting unbearable for those of us on snail internet.

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D martini 2 run blast!

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. ๐ŸŽฃ