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Curious what the thoughts are here.  Clearly one of the trade off for D3 is that the fields and facilities can be closer to high school than what we think of as next level.  I've seen a few top D3 programs where I was surprised at just how bare bones the field/facilities were.  Obviously the school isn't bringing in any revenue for the program, but some of the schools I'm talking about have massive tuitions so a bit surprising that the field/facilities aren't more impressive.  

Of those I've seen (admittedly an East Coast bias here) Johns Hopkins seems to be the top. Any others? 

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My son and I really liked the Washington & Lee baseball field in Lexington, VA when he was being recruited there.  That was our gold standard as he considered other D3 schools.

We have family friends who have played at Randolph-Macon (Ashland, VA) and Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA) and I thought their field and facilities were pretty darn nice.

On the flip side it’s hard to believe this is a 70K per year top academic with a 1.6 billion dollar endowment.

https://athletics.bowdoin.edu/...ities/files/baseball

i guess “ You’re laughing at us now, but you will be working for us later” works for the program. They have an excellent, long tenured coach. I’m surprised he can’t push for more. 

 

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Wechson posted:
Buckeye 2015 posted:

It's close to being finished......but gotta think that Marietta College has got to be near the top with this gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et5Zc_M2iag

That looks pretty nice, plus a great Engineering program there. 

For petroleum engineering, yes, the other engineering programs I believe are similar to a 3-2. 

https://www.marietta.edu/progr...ineering-dual-degree

https://www.marietta.edu/progr...etroleum-engineering

I can tell you several ball payer have gone there to major in Petroleum Engineering, But few finish up in both Baseball for 4 years and a degree in Petroleum engineering. 

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NYU plays at MCU Park, home of the NY Penn League (short A) champion Brooklyn Cyclones.  The good news is that It's a beautiful, new field with a view of the beach.  The bad news is that it's almost an hour from campus.

Son pitched there senior year right after a storm ruined and flooded our opponents home (grass) field.   Loved the atmosphere.  I felt like I was at the circus.

 

 

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fenwaysouth posted:
JCG posted:

NYU plays at MCU Park, home of the NY Penn League (short A) champion Brooklyn Cyclones.  The good news is that It's a beautiful, new field with a view of the beach.  The bad news is that it's almost an hour from campus.

Son pitched there senior year right after a storm ruined the opponents home field.   Loved the atmosphere.

 

 

I love that they are named after a roller coaster. 

fenwaysouth posted:
JCG posted:

NYU plays at MCU Park, home of the NY Penn League (short A) champion Brooklyn Cyclones.  The good news is that It's a beautiful, new field with a view of the beach.  The bad news is that it's almost an hour from campus.

Son pitched there senior year right after a storm ruined and flooded our opponents home (grass) field.   Loved the atmosphere.  I felt like I was at the circus.

 

 

It's even cooler on a warm day in the summer.

(the on-deck batter is Jake Mangum, who was discussed here quite a bit)

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RJM posted:

On the flip side it’s hard to believe this is a 70K per year top academic with a 1.6 billion dollar endowment.

https://athletics.bowdoin.edu/...ities/files/baseball

i guess “ You’re laughing at us now, but you will be working for us later” works for the program. They have an excellent, long tenured coach. I’m surprised he can’t push for more. 

 

Was the movie “Undrafted” filmed at that field? Looks very similar. 

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