College World Series 2017

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  1. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    Time to turn to Omaha and the last 8 college baseball teams left standing. One positive by Arizona getting knocked out earlier in the tourney is I won't be on the hook for a T-Shirt like last year (see Evan's avatar) :rolleyes:. There is however, plenty of FUSA flavor. @jumpkutz has his Louisville Cardinals fresh off of beating Kentucky to advance to Omaha. @MicahMan sees his alma mater Florida State make their 22nd appearance at the CWS, but first in 5 years. Micah's other favorite team aka the Florida Gators are also there ;). @AggieMatt won't have to wait until the fall to see his school make a run at the ring as Texas A&M is making their first trip to Omaha in 6 years. I'm sure Matt wouldn't mind seeing the angry toads of TCU (making their 4th straight trip) take it all if the Aggies fall short :cool:. @Coach K is our honorary LSU supporter (well maybe not, outside of Fulham, I'm not sure who he roots for, but he's not far from Baton Rouge), the Tigers will be looking for Natty #7. That leaves the two west schools left that I do have a rooting interest in. Oregon State is where my sister, brother in-law went to school, and I have a nephew currently going there. The Beavs will be making their 5th trip in 12 years and hoping to add their 3rd National Championship in that time span. OSU winning would be cool, but my heart will be with the Cal State Fullerton Titans. My daughter is studying to be a teacher there and baseball has always been her favorite sport. CSF is college baseball royalty, the Titans will looking for Natty #5 in their 18th trip to the CWS. They've made an amazing 25 straight NCAA tournament appearances (not too shabby for a little school in Orange County that lives in UCLA/USC's shadow)...Play Ball!!!
     
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  2. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting Joe. This is Louisville's 3rd trip to Omaha in five years, and 4th in program history since Dan McDonnell became head coach in 2007. Despite being a 7 seed, they could very well have their best team ever. Ranked first several times early in the season, they finished 52-10. They open with Matt's Aggies on Sunday afternoon. Regardless of how they fare, it looks like Tom Jurich is gonna have to find more cash to boost McDonnell's paycheck afterwards to ward off potential suitors. He's a class guy, knows his stuff, and has become an institution here. I hope he stays forever.
     
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  3. MicahMan

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    The first two years of my life were spent in student housing at FSU and the University of Florida so until 1998 I actually did root for both FSU and Florida! (my parents didn't raise me right, they also let me have an affinity for both the Eagles and the Redskins - what's wrong with them?!) However after being accepted to grad school at FSU I had to sever ties with Florida although I knew it would pain my grandfather, a proud UF grad. #COYN!!! Come On You 'Noles, is that a thing? Can I make it a thing?
     
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  4. HatterDon

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    Hymel being an ol' Cajun name, I'm solidly behind LSU for this one. Geaux Tigers!
     
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  5. jumpkutz

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