I don't know, how did aTm do it? They're not shying away from the reason publicly. They're gaming the RPI and admitting it.My bad, Fred. I was going to say 9-0, and relented. Is it basketball or ?, where it’s 1-0?
Still, my point is a forfeit probably hurts the RPI worse.
I don't know, how did aTm do it? They're not shying away from the reason publicly. They're gaming the RPI and admitting it.
Don't hate the playa, hate the game.I agree whole heartedly. Just because Texas A&M is coached by someone that appears to be a dishonorable, spineless pansy and chooses to cluck like a chicken, doesn't mean we should. Play the durn games; maybe our pitchers will do something exceptional to gain confidence and give us a better opportunity to succeed.
You can hear why here....It was sort of 'brushed over' in the article; but the Incarnate Word coach has a relationship with A&M coach (previous staff member??).
The thing that bothers me is we should have scheduled THESE the weekend after finals if we were going to do this. Finals (and midterms to a lesser degree) always seem to have an effect on every sport.I was serious about this being a stupid schedule. Both Akron and Kent State were awful last year so it' not like we didn't know we'd take an RPI hit. And most of us including @FredJacket were on it when the schedule was announced. While I don't believe that consistency in weekend pitching rotation is as important as some make it out to be, we have screwed up that rotation too. Along with 5 games in 6 days the week before the ACC Tourney.
The games would have to be cancelled and not forfeited. Forfeit would make an awful decision awfuler. And I don't see that happening.
I too was hoping it would be part of Danny Hall's Farewell Tour, but that hasn't been announced. So it was never planned or plans have changed. This season progression is not what anyone hoped for or expected. (Warren Nolan site https://www.warrennolan.com/baseball/2022/team-rank?team=Georgia-Tech )
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I also was wrong about our pitching improving. Hopefully we can get a bunch of portal transfer pitchers in to help next year. There will be plenty with better ERAs available than what we have.
Perhaps for Kent State. I will see what the playing surface looks like when I get there.
I'll take that all day long. Would be cool to play in Stillwater. Great fans that are loud and fill the place up. Would be a great atmosphere. At this point just want to be anywhere as long as we are in.D1 has us at one of the last 4 in and going to Stillwater at a #3 along with Army and Texas State.
OK, here's some more thoughts on CancelGate.
The fundamental problem is that college baseball teams are inconsistent through the short season and there are ~300 teams to rank. The Northern teams don't get as much pre-season practice and thus develop more. So any mathematical algorithm cannot accurately measure the relative comparison when the constituents are changing so much and will be severely limited. When the eyeball test is applied, then there is human bias entered.
As long as we are in, great. uGag not making it last year shows the system works. (tic)