quote:Originally posted by Bear:quote:Originally posted by Wagoneer:
My comments from the weekend series with UVa … Maryland has a long way to go.
The center-fielder tried to show up the UVa team when he spiked the ball on the mound after catching a line drive with the bases loaded, to keep the Maryland lead at 2-1. The only problem is he came in to pitch and after two quick outs, the defense gave the game away with 2 errors and then 3 hits. The team needs to learn how to win.
- Players complaining to the umps on calls (and the coach letting it happen) is not the way to play the game.
- On 3-0 counts the batter would fake bunt (just like Little League), pretty pathetic.
- Dropped third strike and the batter just walks to the dugout, never even attempted to run to first.
- Extra hard slaps on pick-off moves to first
- The entire attitude of the team, very cocky and immature. Win first, and then show some confidence.
- Lack of respect for the game.
That is coaching and in my opinion this shows a team without character and class. That starts at the top. The coach is new, learning and maybe he ought to look at some of the other class programs like UNC, FSU, and UVa. They know how to win and respect the game.
The expression 'keeps p^issin the Baseball Gods off' is what we are trying to say regarding the Terp players actions (or reactions) on the field.
And I might add, the players are being directed
to perform this way including spiking the ball, fake bunt, slaps at pickoff's at 1b, 'enthusiasm',
and the one that I have raised my eyes brows several times, 'jumping into a pile for the pre-game dance while on the field' after the Umpires/Coaches swap line-ups and discuss ground rules!
And for what it is worth....... I think your opinion of what class is and the colleges is
a bit niave!
Trep........ I know I am getting more thin skinned reading your five year again story, and for the 100th time! Turn the page!
Prep: Good Copy
BTW UVA Baseball Ranked #1 In the USA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia baseball team moved to No. 1 in a pair of national polls on Monday, marking the second straight season the program has claimed a No. 1 national ranking. Virginia earned the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls this week.
Virginia also is ranked No. 2 nationally by Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) this week; Vanderbilt is No. 1 in each of those polls.
Virginia owns a Division I-high 24 wins this year and stands 24-2 after recording a three-game sweep over ACC rival Maryland last weekend at Davenport Field. UVa also improved to 8-1 in conference play with its three wins over the Terrapins.
The Cavaliers were ranked No. 1 nationally for 14 weeks last season. The 2010 season also marked the first time in program history that Virginia Baseball had earned the top spot in the polls.
Virginia has leaned on its pitching and defense thus far. UVa leads the ACC with an even 2.00 team ERA and also is tops in the conference with a .986 fielding percentage. The Cavaliers are allowing just 2.4 runs per game - second fewest nationally. The offense has been solid as well, with UVa boasting a .297 team batting average.