4:05 on ESPN3
Go Beavs. Wish i could watch this one but will be on the road. Will folliw via the comments below so thank you all in advance
Good game yesterday….left carrot-top in there a little too long, but good to see the boys respond after that stolen homerun.
VCU is on a roll, their streak has to end at somepoint. Anybody got stats, anything on their pitcher?
Heath Dwyer will start most likely tonight and he has a 2.95 ERA, 82 strikeouts in 85 2/3, 23 BB. Gives up a lot of hits though. Would say the Beavers have a pretty decent advantage in starting pitching tonight but it is Rasmussen’s first postseason start. Still feel confident the Beavers win this game comfortably.
Dwyer doesn’t have a postseason start either though correct? Considering VCU hasn’t made the tournament since 2010.
Correct but VCU is also the underdog in the regional. Less pressure to perform when nobody expects them to win the regional, while OSU is now the regional favorite
The Texas-DBU game apparently isn’t going to start until 2 pm PT at the earliest. So no chance this game starts at 4 pm PT as scheduled. 6 pm at the earliest but even that is a little optimistic.
The later the better for me, I’m at Little League baseball and then a soccer match this afternoon. If we get a 5 or 6pm start I should be able to catch a lot of the game on ESPN 3.
Still no update on a start time for Texas/DBU
Doesn’t sound like they will get any games in today. The field wasn’t good yesterday and more rain has fallen so no way the field got better.
Lay down tons of diamond dry and get the field ready for tomorrow. Weather forecast says there won’t be anymore rain.
It’s wetter than my ass down there. What were these couyons thinkin’ hostin’ a regional in that hosepipe.
Yup. Just announced that the OSU-VCU game will be played at 2 PM PT tomorrow https://twitter.com/DBU_Baseball/status/604745179765968896
Official announcement via Twitter?
Now they need to win or they end up playing a doubleheader. Not good since the bullpen is not deep enough if the starters get into trouble.
Win tomorrow, win one on Monday.
yep. of the teams playing tomorrow two will play twice. Same thing is happening today in the Springfield regional
Go Beavs! A little rain won’t hurt ya…
Champaign, Houston and Louisville regionals all currently under weather delay and impending weather should affect Baton Rouge regional shortly. This is what happens when you put that many fucking regionals in one geographic area.
I just saw a brief highlight on ESPN featuring USC at the Afterbirth Regional. There are an ocean of empty seats, sparse crowd at best. Contrast that to a full Goss Stadium. It’s still a head scratcher unless it’s true Larry Scott traded getting the Ducks in, for giving up Oregon State hosting.
Given the FIFA scandal and re-election of Sepp Blatter, I’d believe that.
Watching the ducks destroy Canisius and noticed Shaun Chase has the worst fucking batting stance I’ve ever seen. He may have crushed a home run earlier (only his 5th of the year) but it’s no wonder he’s batting .191 and strikes out a ton with that shitty approach
Meanwhile… back at the ranch… http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/baseball/
UCSB is losing to USC 12-3 in the 9th inning and about to be eliminated
Cal only has 1 run on 12 hits and have 13 LOB in a 1-1 tie
Who is the home team?
Not that game in ours tomorrow>?
VCU. Beavs were home team Friday, VCU was road team so they’ll flip. Texas will be home team vs Dallas Baptist
That’s wrong. The Beavs are the home team in game 2. The winner of the OSU/Texas game was slated as the home team no matter what. They will be the away team in game 3 regardless of the outcome.
You sure? Have confirmation?
Cal with another chance blown in the b9. Runners at corners and one out. Don’t score.
They attempted to win on the suicide squeeze but the bunt was too close to the pitchers mound
A suicide squeeze with 2 outs seems awfully optimistic. George Horton is calling the shots for Cal
A well placed bunt when your opponent doesn’t expect it is optimistic? Had the bunt been better, it may have worked. But agreed, if there’s only one out, Cal wins
With 2 outs in order to beat it out if you don’t have an absolute burner at the plate you have to lay down a perfect bunt. It’s a lot to ask for with 2 outs, especially with a right handed hitter up against a pitcher who falls to the first base side on his pitches. Much prefer a hitter swings away in that situation.
they had runners at the corners with 1 out. Not sure why they didn’t attempt it then. Unless the guy at the plate (he popped out to 1st) isn’t a very good bunter
Baketsfield wins their first ever post season baseball game and elimintes ole miss
SEC rules baby!
USC ends UCSB’s season 12-3. When day 2 is all said and done the Pac-12 will still have all of its participants still alive
Walk off dinger for Cal
Yup. Bears win 2-1 in 14 inn. Suck it SEC!!!!
aTm outfielder watches Cals 14th inning walk off home run fly over his big 5″inch vertical jump wiff. Ouch. Nice big win for Cal
He wouldn’t have gotten it had he jumped as high as he could
That ball was catchable.
I beg to differ. Watched a reply on my dvr in slow motion it was at least 4 feet over the wall. Unless he timed it perfectly and had a pretty damn good leap, nope. It wasn’t barely over the wall like the Cal home run that was caught
Pac-12 proving its a strong conference, I’d be scared to play any of them. Even if we are talking another power conference.
Nice video OSU qb transfer Darell Garretson has put together. It appears the kid can get the ball to his receivers.
Looks good. Reminds of a Jeff Tedford type quarterback (ball held high before release).
I guess I’m just ignorant or don’t understand the spread offense. I watched most of the video. Only once did I see him run the read option. And only once did I see him not lock on and throw to his initial target. Those are not Pac-12 defenses. Again, maybe I’m ignorant but from what I saw I wasn’t impressed.
Thru 3, Maryland leads ucla 4-1. Watson has given up a double, triple and HR and a total of 6 hits already.
I re watched the out at home on UCLA from the 1st or 2nd inning. He might have been safe. It was close at 1/15 speed, but it appeared to me that his foot was touching the corner of the plate as the tag was applied. Too close to call at full speed. Also, I thought you couldn’t block the plate like that anymore?
I agree with you on both counts. When I saw it live, it looked safe, so I re watched a bunch too, and just became disgruntled about the plate blocking. But I never claim to really know the rules. I’m naturally a track guy.
I guess that is mlb only. This is what I found but it’s a few years old
Way the Fuck off topic:
Took my son+stepsons to the UO kids football “clinic” today. They had fun. Best part of the day was a kid there rocking the bright orange #4 Mannion Jersey. The players were actually super cool about it and thought it was funny.
it is funny when you’ve never lost to that school since you’ve been there. It’s so funny, it’s cute
Exactly, it was like there wasn’t even a rivalry. They probably would’ve been all pissy if it had been an Ohio State jersey.
If your kid would’ve been wearing a tOSU jersey they would’ve asked him to remove it or to leave
Only fans act that way. The players are actually pretty cool and are friends with a lot of our guys. They just ham it up for us when asked to do so.
That doesn’t mean the people who are charged to lead them and mentor them in the ways of adulthood aren’t some of the dumbest teenagers on Earth, also, coincidentally, employed by an institution of higher learning. It just means they act like humans.
oh boregonian, you kill me lol. Totally licking Shaun Chase’s taint for his monster HR in the first inning. About how he’s struggled this season but somehow today makes up for it. Then here’s the last line
And if Chase happens to find himself back in the lineup and swinging the bat like he did last season, look out.
LMFAO! Ok, I’ll give credit where it’s due. He did hit a bomb in his first at bat. However there were no mentions of his other 2 at bats in the game. Let’s examine those 2 at bats shall we? They resulted in a pair of strikeouts. That sound like a return to form? BTW, the pitch he homered off of was a fat, meat pitch right down the middle of the plate.
Trying so hard to care right now….
Yeah, the article this morning laid it on thick…..does anyone think their win had anything to do with the fact that THEY WERE PLAYING FUCKING CANISIUS!
Fuck the Oregon softball team too….they choked out for the third year in a row.
Why am I being made to read about our younger sister softball school?
At least we can get some links to http://uomatters.com/
Ruh Roh Raggy! Top seed UCLA loses 4-1 to Maryland. Will have to attempt to come back thru the losers bracket. Maryland looked tough tonight. ASU and Fullerton tied at 2 in the 8th
B1G is doing well.
UCLA is still in decent shape.They’re built on P strength. So winning three in a row isn’t outside their their norm.
But they really haven’t been on in the last couple weeks either. Let’s face it. You lose a series to the Ducks and still get a #1 overall seed? It’s like the committee didn’t want to put the SI cover jinx on some east coast school… while jacking the rest of the west.
Is sending Maryland to LA reasonable? I don’t understand why a team gets selected to go to a particular place for a regional – and other than the recent OSU snub and making sure Oregon went somewhere, I haven’t paid much attention to how they are selected. Just that Maryland to California doesn’t seem very regional.
So much was made of the OSU/Nikegon charter plane to Stillwater/Dallas. But nothing was mentioned about how UVA and Maryland went to SoCal.
And both of them are in the catbird seat right now. Two of the regionals out west could be taken by eastern teams, and that will be talked about. But those out east who will lose to western teams will get a collective “meh” from the experts.
I had no idea Oregon was playing in Stillwater. Weed isn’t legal for another month Jack
Heh… shows you how much I care. Although, I’m pretty sure the announcer on the Longhorn Network said Stillwater on Friday when talking about the charter.
Still… I was wrong.
And weed wouldn’t make that happen… unless yours is laced with something.
yes it is reasonable. The NCAA committee did not want to send a hot Maryland team to eliminate someone from the SEC or ACC
Bonus late night baseball. ASU and Fullerton going extra innings tied at 2
ASU walks in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th. Fullerton wins 3-2
game ended 10 minutes short of 2am on the left coast
after Saturday’s games, Cal is the only team in the cat birds seat at 2-0. Since the Beavs got rained out hope they can make that number today. ASU, USC, UCLA and the ducks will all have to come thru the losers bracket to advance
OT: Dear Hallice, I hope you enjoy looking at cornfields and the Barilla Pasta plant now that your coach is off to the NBA. Thanks for helping get rid of CR.
Peterson: Iowa State’s Hoiberg expected to take Bulls job on Tuesday
DesMoinesRegister.com? – 15 hours ago
Golly. I didn’t write the words, “He’ll never play for Hoiberg,” about a year ago.
Hallice leaving had very little to do with the coaching turnover. Lack of progress and that “If I get fired” bullshit were the cappers.
Disagree. He basically said that the coaching sucked when he left and I think it provided more ammo for the boosters to use against BDC.
It was sprinkles on top of an already decorated cake.
The, “If I’m fired,” comment was the icing. It just took some boosters a while to convince Bobby D that he was insulted in a big way with that quip.
Remember, CR is a smart guy who measures his words carefully. That’s why I was all over that post-presser comment. CR is not a passion guy when talking to media. It was almost as if he wanted out. That comment would get most people fired in the real world.
If only the selection committee had access to weather.com when they made their site selections..
@stevegress19 weather is perfect here – but the field is a mud hole. Not sure how they get it ready
Can’t they find an alternative site in the Metroplex?
They used a helicopter for game 1, so my guess is that…
What time does the game start pacific time? And is it still espn3?
I read 2 pm pacific time and yes, the helicopter was out early today. Not sure about espn3, but they claim to be carrying every regional game so i would assume it’s going to be on there
2pm pacific, and I think so.
Field still looks like crap. Players still slipping in the outfield.
Hopefully will be better by the time the Beavs play.
Texas getting smoked 7-0 top of the 6th.
8-1 now in the 8th. Texas is so awesome lol
On the dreaded big O, commentor victoria33 says,
“sheesh – DBU makes it look as if defeating Texas is easy – which it wasn’t for the Beavs. ”
Gotta admit I was flabbergasted a few minutes ago when I was able to check the score. I do now see the DBU pitcher (Cory Taylor) has gone 8 full giving up only 3 hits, doubt if the Beavs have to face him.
still highly unlikely DBU comes back to win this regional
and victoria33 sounds fat
That is her IQ.
DBU pitcher with a career high number of innings pitched and number of pitches. Gives up a BB and HBP in the 9th but finishes the game. Texas couldn’t even use up some of DBUs pitching. 16 hits for DBU and 3 for Texas. 8-1 final.
See ya Longhorns. Big-12 was garbage this year. TCU and Oklahoma St also playing elimination games today
VCU’s coach is named Shawn Stiffler.
My 7 year old’s first grade class had a project this spring where all of the kids got a caterpillar in a jar. They named them and studied them as they went thru their various stages then released the butterflies as the end.
What did CJ name his butterfly you ask?
Did his butterfly hang out with his wang out? Or rock out with his cock out?
Okie state eliminated by St John’s, 2-1.
Two Big-12 teams have now choked on dick today. Will TCU be next?
Still waiting for an explanation from the selection committee why the big 12 was awarded two host sites when they only got 3 teams in. And one of those teams had to win the conference tournament to get the automatic berth
The Big 12 got two hosts cause those teams both had really good years. Ok State had 21 wins against the RPI top 100 and TCU has been a top 5-10 team the whole season. The conference was weak overall but I didn’t have a problem with them getting two hosts
Really? How can you justify 2 teams getting to host when the rest suck. Top 100 RPI my ass. When your league is bad enough that two teams beat up on the rest you have no issue with those two teams hosting? Nice logic
Playing a tough non-conference schedule matters and both teams played a quality non-conference schedule. TCU took a series from ASU on the road, they beat UCLA, Vanderbilt. You can be a pretty good team and still be in a bad conference. Ok State winning a series at TCU was one of the best series wins of any team all year. They took care of business against bad teams the vast majority of the time and had some really quality wins and played a good OOC schedule. Not really a big deal that they got to host
You got me there. All those wins over Dallas Baptist by TCU were quality ones.
TCU I’ll give you. They deserved to host. Oklahoma St? No. Anyone can have a shitty weekend and drop a series they shouldn’t have. Happened in Eugene a week ago
The guy who runs the predicted field site was asked about Oklahoma State before their selection if they had a shot at hosting. His statement was “I just don’t see it.” He said it strongly as if under his numbers he supposed there was a 95+% chance they wouldn’t host.
He also disliked USB as a host at Lake Elsinore and had Oregon State the most deserving saying #2 in the Pac-12 should carry considerable more weight than the Big West having both of its only two teams earning invitations as hosts.
Texas A&M wins, gets rematch with Cal but will have win twice
Opposite the Dallas regional, Columbia eliminates Floriduh International 4-3. Columbia will have to beat Miami twice
Hey Bill! Who is the home team today????
Espn3 + laptop + HDMI cable
Mine says “ESPN. The broadcast you are watching is experiencing technical difficulties”. Watch ESPN ap Apple tv. Was working for first three pitches.
Yeah I have the same now. Was working fine until I replied to your post. (Shakes fist)
Idk who this pitcher is for VCU, but Bret Michaels wants his hair back
Everyone’s stream die and state “Technical difficulties?”
The hamster wheel in Dallas froze up
I got mine back with 1 out bot 1. Why does it seem that we never the home team during the post season?
Beavs were the home team Friday
Can’t find the game. Anyone have a clue where it’s on?
NM found it. http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2505405/#
Stream working again on ESPN3.
And the stream craps out again
If you lead in the country in the category HBP, you should never get a free pass to 1st.
Beavs in trouble. Rasmussen has been bailed out by his defense but VCU was bound to start finding some holes. He’s not getting swing and misses
And the Beavs have yet to get a hit or base runner in 4 innings
Fuck. 3-0 VCU
Pretty sure OSU is going to lose today. Calls for a cake walk or dominating win were off base. Team early has won that way in the postseason. Hate to say it but it will be an uphill climb to win this regional. If we win today it won’t be by more than a run or two.
That’s easy to say after they’re down 3-0.
And the call was yesterday.
I understand the butt pucker. Beavs have zero hits and not a single base runner thru 4 innings. The most runs allowed in a game this season by VCU’s pitcher is 4
Unfortunately the only team getting blown out today is Oregon State.
Question is does this effect the AD search. Unless we get Brosius I am leaning towards an external candidate. Casey would be serviceable but could you limit his length of stay that easily? Unless you get a great coach like Brosius not so sure the payoff is there. Wonder how the search process is going? Beaver baseball looks like it is about done this year.
Only down 3-0. Could be worse. If Rasmussen can find a way to keep it there the Beavers will rally.
I don’t recall saying this would be a cake walk. I recall saying VCU had won 12 in a row
Yep. Oregon State in real trouble here. VCU has been hot. I never thought this would be an easy game unlike some. Looking like a L. Winning 3 straight to then take the regional is highly unlikely. Either we rally hard now or I’d say our odds are only 5% to win the regional. Right now though odds of that aren’t much higher. Ouch.
Rasmussen has some real quality stuff but he just never seems to get many swing and misses. He can’t put away VCU hitters. This game feels eerily similar to the UC Irvine game on day 2 last year
I was thinking the same thing.
Clark is the DH today? Someone please hit Casey with a bat to knock some sense into him
Some of these at-bats are awful. Not working the count much and not putting together good swings. Dwyer has been good but not very competitive at-bats
Joe Dirt flicks his hair more than a preteen girl
I thought Jani Lane died
Iowa gets out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the bottom of the 9th against the quacks.
Iowa should have won already. Ump took away a run on runner interference – it wasn’t interference. Commentator even thought it was a bogus call. Luck of the schmucks.
Welp. Fox made a mistake and this one is over now. 5-0 deficit is gonna be too much to overcome.
Nice BP pitch by Fox. Team looks like shit today.
Do we have any idea who were gonna start for tonight’s game?
Eckert, probably. Sam Tweedt is probably the only other option for tonight
I really thought Rasmussen would come out and pitch well today. Starter has to go deep for this team to win. Maybe Eckert will surprise us later.
Church comes in a looks good, again.
And wasn’t he suppose to be an outfielder? Then with the 3 injuries (Jake, Max, & Zack) they asked him to pitch.
You are right, and he is one of two Texans on the team. I hope Casey doesn’t use him up in a losing cause.
Put in Reser.
I’m still not convinced the game is over. This VCU pitcher is not very good…so there’s hope.
I agree, time is running out but Joe Dirt doesn’t have overwhelming stuff.
If Morrison is healthy I really don’t understand not pinch-hitting him for Gretler. He’s rusty but I’d rather have him in the lineup than Gretler
Now it really doesn’t make any sense as Morrison takes the field.
No surprise though, Casey indicated that Mo would come in on D., figured rust was more of a factor at the plate.
Okay now it’s probably over, unless their pen is worse than this guy.
Had to chip away there. Beavs are just clueless out there.
They’re just mailing in at-bats. Dwyer hasn’t even had to break a sweat today. Beavers just getting themselves out
At this rate the VCU pen isn’t looking to be a factor.
Morrison in Gretler out
Are Wisconsin fans all complete assholes? I am watching the Brewer game, and during the silence they’re all cursing and just overall suck. After Gary Andersen left they sucked, too.
The vast majority are.
It’s surprising because my lady is from MN/WI (her family a house in both), so we’ve spent time up there, and they seemed somewhat normal. Maybe sports brings out the worst in them.
Has Caleb Hamilton ever come out of the closet? Serious question.
(Not that there’s anything wrong with that).
If he does I hope he brings a better bat out with him.
Beavs have been awful today. Sloppy in the field and terrible at bats.
The batting has been horrific, haven’t seen anything dominant by VCU yet the Beavs have shit themselves.
Iowa makes another f up on the bases, but the quacks luck finally runs out and they push over the run. Iowa up 2-1.
A balk moves the Iowa runner to 2b and scores on a 2 out single. Clevenger in.
And I guess blue agrees with me, if you lead the country in hbp, you shouldn’t get a free pass to 1st
If you lead the country in HBP it’s probably time you got some chin music so you stop leaning over the plate
Nice to see Morrison make good on his first opportunity on D, now give him a chance to bat in the t7!!
The way the Beavs showed up or shall I say didn’t show up makes it hard for me to see them surviving today. DBU got the bats going earlier today and are probably feeling pretty good.
Way to go Jeff(rey)
surprise, surprise, surprise
Beavs finally figuring this junkballer out. Just wait longer. It’s pretty simple. They were way too anxious early in the game.
Great, now maybe the VCU pen will become a factor.
Iowa finished off Oregon 2-1. Horton will now go into hibernation to sleep off some of the weight put on his shoulders this season
He’s gotta fix his GPS. Just can’t calculate the route from Eugene to Omaha.
Two more batters and then we get to see Morrison at the plate! In the t7!!
Their manager’s name is Stiffler LOL.
And that’s ball game
This pitcher better than mullet man, uphill climb to win at this point
Double play, ouch.
Killed my buzz. See you at 6:00
Down 4 runs, I’d put our chances at 15% Definitely worth staying with this one.
The Beavers didn’t get a good start from Rasmussen but the offense’s propensity to sleep walk through the early parts of games is a major problem. In the last 6 games the Beavers have scored 1 run in the first 3 innings of the game.
Another 9 innings and I have a feeling it won’t matter – at least this year.
Who was the horrible pitcher the beavs just had in the game? I missed the name and number.
Thanks. He is terrible.
Is this the first time you’ve seen the Beaver bullpen?
No, but it’s the first time I saw that guy, and hopefully the last.
Damn Pomeroy throws hard
Yet still stinks.
Yeah, I had high hopes for the big lug, maybe next year. He has the stature to become a real intimidator if he could throw strikes.
Baseball is littered with guys who throw 95+ who got taken to the woodshed. Pitching is an art and very cerebral. Some guys are brutes who don’t get it.
Eh, use him like a goon in hockey, a little chin music here, a plunk there, at least keep the opposition off balance.
An accurate observation for sure, maybe he is similar to one of Riley’s “projects”. Still, he is worth the effort to coach up. Some of the cerebral stuff can be coached but not much of the 95 mph can be attributed to coaching/training. Anyway, time will tell.
Only difference is Riley’s projects didn’t actually have talent
flailing is not a talent?
Casey should probably start managing defensive here and just put in the mop up man and save the arms.
Holy crap, the SS for Charleston has a cannon of an arm.
Way to go, little mo
2-3-4, do the bats FINALLY wake up?
Let’s go, bitches.
I’d like to see Heimlich start next year. He’s going to be a good one. Considering he’s a year younger than everyone else he held his own after a rough start.
If Moore returns he won’t make the weekend rotation. If Moore leaves he’ll be #3. If Martinek comes back healthy and returned to form of what he was prior to elbow problems he’ll be in the weekend rotation.
What is this announcer talking about, Oregon State a “very good offense”?? Okay dude
They have a great bullpen too.
Dallas Baptist will be tough playing at home tonight, Dalton Higgins will likely start for them. It will be tough, but if they get past them I like their chances at making it to the championship game. VCU has a drop off with their 3rd and 4th starters. Tweedt is better than what they’ll have. The game against DBU is what I’m most worried about. Get by them and the Beavers aren’t in a bad spot.
The fatigue factor may not be overwhelming, sounds like the humidity/temp isn’t nearly as bad as was possible. Beavs just “ran out of time” today, VCU pen was not that powerful.
lol, “ran out of time” just another way of saying SLOW start, slow adjustments.
Focus just hasn’t been there early in games. Need to tweak the lineup a bit. Hamilton should be moved down. I know he isn’t fast but Logan Ice should hit second. He’s really been hitting well and always makes pitchers work. I’d probably lead off with Morrison or Donahue. Hamilton being a leadoff man was a bizarre call.
TIMMAY!!!! Robinson goes yard for USC, they lead SDSU 4-3 now
If Oregon State loses to Dallas Baptist, I am inclined to think this school is resting on its laurels too much as far as culture. Casey in the AD role could lengthen this experience. I don’t like lionize get coaches too much. I have enjoyed Tinkle and Andersen so far and it all being new is a big part of the charm. I was so ready to move past Riley. Casey has been good but I wonder if we would be going down that draw it out path with him which has been dangerous in the past.
Maybe what is best for OSU is two more years of Casey as coach if Brosius can’t be had and him going out at a natural time with a warm thanks from all sides. If he gets serious consideration as AD then try to define the length from the start and say this is it and make the most of it. That would be 6 years max IMO. Byrne and Stansbury could get 5 years to start with a 2 year add on after Year 4 if they are exceeding fan expectations and generally considered to be doing a fine job.
Well there is a big difference between Riley (Alamo Bowl) and Casey (Two National Championships).
I also don’t think Casey has Riley’s temperament. Casey clearly hates losing, to the point he was whining about going to Texas for this regional. He’s more direct, straight shooter, etc.
He’d probably make a good AD, but who knows. Brosius is the guy they’d have to target. Anyone know if there’s mutual interest and if Brosius would come to OSU?
OSU getting new quality coaches in Football and Basketball shows that by taking a risk you can end up with some good and winning traits if you do good homework. Being reluctant it slow to adapt are not so great traits and Riley was the epitome of this. Casey has sound traits but is in the later stages of his career. He would be pretty good as an AD perhaps but that hire would look a lot better with Brosius as the new baseball coach as others have stated. Tinkle hire was made better by recruiting class he was likely to immediately get. Casey-Brosius would be similar in angle with an added cherry. Without that it is maybe pretty good in some aspects but could be less than ideal in others.
“Casey … was whining about going to Texas for this regional.”
Not the way I heard him. He didn’t dwell on it, merely made his point that the Conference had 6 teams selected (one of which is a top nat’l seed and hosts) and the second place team was, with all that, not deemed worthy of hosting.
Did I miss another comment by Casey where he was more of a whiner?
No Gabe Clark in the lineup against DBU. Thank fucking god
This is where not hosting will come to the fore. Structurally, Dallas Baptist is in no better position than OSU but being at home, having thrashed a rival, and watching OSU just get beat, even before the first pitch DB will have momentum. Beavs should have hosted, don’t get me wrong, but with the way OSU, ASU, UCLA, dare I say Dux have played so far, that damn selection committee might have seen something about the quality of play in the PAC that we didn’t, being so close to it. Having spent a weekend on ESPN’s whip-around coverage, I get the distinct feeling the other conferences have more and better hitters than what you find in the PAC, inflating the pitching statistics.
SC is now behind.
The whip around coverage is designed to show all the on base action. Thus easy to get a feeling of there being better hitters.
Stutzman isn’t very good. Beavers should be able to score more this game but who knows
And the Beavers are about to be behind again
I just turned it on. How did the Beavs fall behind already?
Walk, wild pitch, infield single, double play.
Beavers answer the DBU run by going down in order
Terrible at bats again. WTF is up.
Oregon St baseball and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?
Fuck. Falling behind again
Poo-yi! Beavos got the peunez. Dem boyz playing like a buncha tooloulous!
Might be time to pull Eckert. He’s about to put this out of reach for Oregon State.
Well, we had a pretty good run.
Thought I was retired but had to come back as this regional has turned very sour. This game is a loss. Team is flat. Disappointing. As for AD? Who knows.
Main concern with this game was Eckert struggling. He’s either decent or horrible. Sam Tweedt is a better pitcher. Probably should have gone with Tweedt tonight but the starting pitch depth in general just isn’t there. Bullpen will have to get the job done for once to have a shot tonight
True, but the bats need to deliver as well. Especially vs a pitcher with an ERA 4+
Unbelievable that nobody was warming up before now.
Not an Eckert fan. This performance isn’t helping to win me over.
Beavs caved into the pressure. They had a chance to rise to the adversity and didn’t. Though, as I wrote in the pregame thread, they just have no slugging…it’s hard to win in the post-season with the occasional walk or single. They are a batter short. Last year they had Hendrix, Conforto, Davis. Now it’s just Hendrix and Harrison….that’s a big problem.
They also needed to get good starts and haven’t. On to football…
Eckert is always on the edge of major meltdown and tonight it is happening.
Sheesh, too late Nate.
What in gods name is going on right now? Total self destruction. Embarrassing.
So so so dumb.
Michael Howard should take a seat on the pine. Mistake that can’t ever happen down 3 runs
looks like everybody is pressing, feeling the pressure of the elimination game.
Everybody except Dallas Baptist.
No shit. Bases should be loaded right now.
ASU just gave up a bases loaded double in the 8th. Down 7-4 they’re about to be eliminated
Casey playing a hunch, why else start Howard against a lefty, and it backfired.
This is unwatchable baseball. Off to do something else for a while.
This one is over. That was the most frustrating half inning of baseball I’ve ever watched, and you can feel the life being sucked out of this team.
Not very poised, need something good to happen, soon.
Not only does this team have no slugging, but it has no leadership. Instead of going to Texas with a chip on their shoulder and proving the selection committee wrong, the curl into the fetal position and take the woe-is-me stance and get steel toe booted in the nuts. That doesn’t happen if a team has leaders. The only guy with any leadership ability is Moore. Figure they won that game. The rest of the team looks like deer in headlights. Really not what I expected…if I were snubbed I’d want to prove people wrong. These guys are pansies.
I just came across this whilst surfing the net. Check it out, funny as shit. Texas Offensive play calling decision tree…………………
This looks like Beaver Football last season. Complete meltdown.
Beavs making an avg pitcher look good in two games now. DBU thrower with career high 6 Ks already
KJ Harrison really hasn’t done a lot this year against high caliber opponents this year. He was basically a singles hitter against Pac-12 opponents. Not hitting the ball with any pop in the postseason either
I wish he could single..
Beavers going out with a whimper
Inexcusable base running gaffe by Michael Howard, Dumb error in left field by Nobach. The mid-game interview with Pat Casey won’t be pretty, nor should it be. No doubt that Casey is embarrassed by the way the Beavs are playing today. And he should be.
ASU just bit the dust
UCLA wins, will play Maryland again at 8pm
Is it the shoes on this mud? Why do the Beavs look so much slower? DBU can leg out the infield grounded, Beavs cant. , Beavs look stuck in the mud, both offensively and defensively.
Bad combo of not having a lot of power and not having much team speed. Hendrix, Morrison and Donahue can move but aside from that they’re a station to station team.
Agree. They look much faster.
USC wins 12-11 over SDSU, will play Virginia tomorrow. ATM 4-3 over Cal, they will play again tomorrow
Beavers had a big win vs Texas and a chance to grab a strangle hold on this regional and were lifeless against VCU. Then with the season on the line the team looks just as lifeless. Pat Casey has to be irate. Would have expected the team to be a lot more competitive and show some fight. They looked defeated from the start.
I think the Beavs have VCU right where they want ’em.
back at the hotel?
Finally get a big hit and then get thrown out at third going for a triple. Of course.
Beavs dropping popups now.
I’m just watching to see what’s next…maybe they’ll give up an inside the doghouse homerun.
This is bad baseball but having such a young team and bad bullpen catches up eventually. The first problem is self-correcting, but who knows what happens with the second.
We’re still better than Texas
Beavs with 3 extra base hits in the entire tournament….
Nobach has 2 of them. Zero from Hendrix and Harrison combined.
For a team on the brink of elimination the Beavers sure don’t look very desperate. Multiple baserunners in an inning twice this game and in one inning the second runner was thrown out at third trying to get a triple and the other the runner at second got picked off. Nice to see them competing.
Heimlich and Nobach the only players that brought their balls to the park today
I guess DBU deserved to host. Committee justified.
Beavs offense is just so bad.
As crappy as the Beavs have played, not sure douche bag u proved anything except they played better than the Beavs
Let’s bitch about UCSB instead now ; )
and at least we aren’t Texas. Or live there. Could always be worse. You could be a retarded cousin fucker in College Station
yep, that should have been the Corvallis regional
Can’t remember last time Beavs fielding and running were this bad….yikes. Heck of a time to start thinking ….need to mature from this and be more reactive in next year’s tournament.
7 total runs in 3 games is not going to get it done. 48 hrs ago we all thought the beavs had a great shot at winning this regional. Turns out that shot was off by one letter and it was actually shit.
Feels exactly like the series vs the Eaters, except that season the Beavs began the collapse a couple weeks earlier. Kinda think I know how Cubs fans feel, always next year!
And, doesn’t sound like the weather really had much to do with the sad performance.
This is two things:
1. Lack of slugging
2. Lack of mental toughness (/no leadership).
3. Slow as molasses
re: #2, there were any number of times when a reversal of fortune just sapped the team. The one that stands out was the second game vs. UW when the Dawgs came within a run on a big homer; still had the lead but you could just feel there were going to give it up, or, if you will, give up.
I think some of that came from inexperience. This team is mostly made up of freshman and sophomores
Was that the last 4 pitch walk we will have to see from Reser?
Here’s the thing. The quicksilver card by capital one…
I want to see Samuel L Jackson channel his inner pulp fiction for that commercial. What’s in your wallet motherfucker?!?!?!?
It’s funny we get so pumped up about our team making the playoffs and then it’s over in just two days. Sports can be cruel.
So true, a couple weeks back we were doubting even being in post season.
That’s part of the reason I don’t waste time watching the regular season unless I really like how the team plays. I never liked this team…tbh. I picked on Gabe Clark and Hamilton a lot, but I wasn’t a fan of the style or make up overall. They better recruit some offense, statim. Next year’s offense could be worse depending what happens in the draft. We still have another year of Gabe Clark, too…I miss the Ellsbury years.
the days of get em on, get em over, get em in are long gone
I miss the chemistry and bulldog mentality. They had leaders + players.
For almost a decade now they’ve had good recruits who never seem to be great leaders or gel. I think the Beavs have become a minor league breeding ground. Groom players for the majors/minor leagues, players set individual goals, etc. I don’t see a lot of team mindset or clear goals anymore.
I wish we had more guys like Canham and Dallas Buck, who had little shot at the majors, yet were great leaders and bulldogs who wanted to win NCAA titles first and foremost. Maybe I’m wrong. It’s from memory. But it just seems that way. They began recruiting higher profile players and the goals and chemistry changed. KRod was a great example of it. He clearly just wanted to get to the pros and was not into NCAA baseball except as a means to make the pros/money. Dude pitched with zero heart.
Andrew Moore is the closest thing to the old style. It’s probably why we all like him. There have been a few here and there (e.g. Tyler Smith) who fit the old style, but it would be nice to get a team of those types who can also play well, instead of just signing highly ranked guys. The windfall in recruiting after the titles hurt chemistry. It’s a double edged sword because the talent is nice…what I am saying is I wish Casey would screen the talent a bit better, and maybe sign a guy rated slightly worse if if he has that better mindset.
I think Jeff Hendrix fits that old style.
A little bit, and it makes sense since he’s a local and grew up watching those teams. But he’s not a great leader. He’s pretty quiet.
Andrew Moore and Luke Heimlich come to mind. Tyler Smith was like that…not many others in recent years come to mind (maybe Max Gordon, but he wasn’t very good). Even Conforto and Davis, while great players, had the pros on their mind. It would be nice to have players fully engaged in college ball.
Ryan Gorton had that fire that was common amongst the great Beavers teams. Wasn’t super talented but always had passion. Team lacks a vocal leader on the field. Current team had the deer in the headlights look when things weren’t going well. Andy Jenkins was the team leader in 2005 to get the team to Omaha and he really passed it down to Canham and Barney. Team needs a guy to tell the rest of the guys to wake the fuck up and get the job done. Need some guys fiery personalities on the team
Yeah, Jenkins, Buck, etc. That 2005 team was great and set the tone. Things began getting weird in 2007 or 2008. Those recruiting classes had a lot more mlb draftees than normal.
It’s a double edge sword, because the talent makes winning easier, but at the same time the hodgepodge of guys with different goals makes for weird chemistry and a lack of cohesion and lack of focus on NCAA baseball instead of MLB.
Chris Kunda is another guy those statements remind me of
interesting observation, Angry, because Riley began to lose it when it was satisfactory just to produce a few guys who got drafted.
Riley didn’t care who got drafted. He just cared about making any bowl game.
It’s apples and oranges, though. I wouldn’t compare what’s going on with baseball to football…different for various reasons.
Ugly back to back performances after getting in winner’s bracket. Probably shakes up the AD race a bit. Makes it a little easier to look for an external AD to get all the major sports cooking and competing in the top third. Plenty of work to do but Pac-12 positions are in high demand and amongst the best in the nation. OSU should get to pick from a number of interested candidates. My advice is lose the Beaver DNA schtick. Didn’t help in Dallas. Rise up and win.
Good grief, do you realize how well baseball has done lately? Back to back PAC championships followed by 2nd in a rebuilding year, a CWS run, #1 national seed, and now top 25 ranking. I know this regional and today’s play sucked, but I won think it’s wholesale throw out the bathwater time!
I’m all for considering a good external candidate. However, I’m not about to paint baseball this year as a microcosm of needed change.
In my heart of hearts I think timing is near for a change in Baseball. I could be fine with Casey as AD if it means we get Brosius. Casey has hinted he isn’t sure how much longer he wants to coach. With Brosius we’d have fresh energy all around and commitment at the top from Casey. Short of Brosius then I think you look at an external AD and figure out the Baseball transition in a couple years which is the most I think Casey will want to do.
I’m with you on being uneasy about the Casey situation. He really made this program what it is.
If Casey retires baseball won’t be any good. If he moves to AD and hires SB, there’s a chance it remains competitive, but SB would have to learn how to recruit and handle the draft. One miscalculation there and you could ruin a program. Casey has done excellent at managing that complex issue. I think he’s better at that than in-game management, tbh. And I think it’s the most important aspect of coaching college.
I was in favor of Casey for AD when Riley and BDC were holding sway but now I’m of mind to keep him in the dugout as long as he wishes to coach.
I’ve always wondered how Casey’s competitive nature would figure in to managing head coaches; would he push so hard continuously that they were driven away? But, according to Quick’s article, he had a good handle on pushing Nobach, maybe that translates to managing coaches?
Oregon State should be very good next season. Gonna be interesting to see the jumps Harrison and Cary make. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Andrew Moore come back. I think we’ll see more pop on next year’s team but I also think this team needs an actual hitting coach. The late season fades with the bat have been happening for a while now. In the last 3 postseasons the Beavers have scored 4 runs or less 10 times. Has happened way too much. Need to make a change to truly get the most out of the players
I think Moore is more likely than not to return. The “unfinished business” thing at work.
OTOH, could ya blame him if he left, particularly with the lack of offensive support which really impacted his W/L?
No way he returns.
It depends on where he gets drafted versus how much he thinks he can improve with one more year. If he’s drafted in the first five rounds, he’s gone. But he has the tools to make himself a very low round pick with another year. And with a more mature team backing him, his numbers and physical improvements would make him too good to pass up in the first three rounds. That would be his only leverage next year, be so good that teams can’t pass on him and expect to get him next round, let alone in garbage time.
my parting thoughts: (1) if only Danny Hayes had pulled that one a bit more vs. Miss. St. in 2013; (2) squandering the 2014 top seed actually seems to hurt even more now.
Well that sucked.
I’m just going to go outside and enjoy the summer. That can’t disappoint me can it? Back at fall camp.
* wake me up when we start talking about meechicken.
Pure Michigan: U of M Football – YouTube
Sep 8, 2010 – Uploaded by John Kerfoot
spoof of the Pure Michigan commercials, by John Kerfoot, highlighting University of Michigan …
And so… another year comes to a close. Now we get to look forward to recruiting news and then fall camp. But there’s one thing we can all thank [insert imaginary deity here] for. We aren’t Ducks. Let’s just think about that for a second. When we were young and stupid, we managed to not make that mistake. Maybe good guys do finish last. But who cares? It gives us more time to check out the sights.
And it ends with a whimper……
Angry. I think a post morterm, cathartic bitching thread is in order.
BTW, you don’t watch, team grows and plays pretty well. You start watching again and the they play like chit. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Go wash your mouth out with soap. And don’t use your own fancy pants designer soap. Man up and use Lava!
NO LAVA! DOWN WITH BIG SOAP!
unless you’re talking about the volcano type of lava….
Not to bash your “Big Soap” humor, but do you really trust an industry who sells you sticks of petrochemicals or triclosan soups and tells you it’s all good stuff? In fact, watch the commercials closely. Read the labels. You might be surprised to see that the word “soap” isn’t used as much as it once was. That’s because much of what is sold to the morons who buy that chemical soup crap is not soap.
Besides, “Big Soap” isn’t really big soap. The companies who make it screw you and me and everyone out of our money in many more ways than just buying Congress and the FDA in order to protect their market share… a market share created because many of the ingredients used in the manufacturing of whatever they’re selling you are also subsidized with our tax dollars, making them cheap as hell.
Down with Big Mayo!
Btw… anyone who owns a blender and buys mayo deserves mucho pity.
And some stupids in this world would have you think litigation is an evil created by the poor… because they’re lazy and don’t want to work… a third job. That’s right. Because lawyers work for people with no money all the time.
And don’t use Lava where you have indoor plumbing. The pumice will deposit in your traps.
Sheesh, can you give me your address so I can send you a year’s supply of chill pills? I don’t think we even disagree here.
We don’t. And it’s not really pointed at you. To be honest, the first time you did it, I thought you were telling people not to buy hand-made soap… because it usually comes in big honking bars.
But there are some really dense people out there who think big business makes money because they do the right thing. In fact, big business makes money because you and I support them with our taxes while they use a fraction of the money they save on taxes to buy government… so they can make more money through various tricks. And, after all that, they run cost risk analyses and do the wrong (and many times illegal if they can’t buy government fast enough) thing because it will make them a shit ton more money than doing the right thing would make them. When your contingency for cost overruns is to bury your future victims in court costs and hope they either die off or settle for pennies on the dollar, I pretty much consider you to be an evil entity who should be put in prison for a long stretch.
That’s why I led that post almost apologizing for harshing your buzz. I just wanted to make sure those stupids who read your humor and are sitting there nodding their heads know why it’s actually funny… that being it’s an over-simplification of the truth.
The people who think big business makes money because it does the right thing are probably the same people who believe politicians have our best interests at heart.
Beaver help them.
… or that only their politicians have their best interests at heart and are somehow different than the rest.
I’m telling you, it’s the Jason Quick curse. He always slithers in once a team starts to get hot. He’s the ultimate cooler.
Hey make all the soap jokes you want. We held a powwow yesterday and sold 25 bars, and each buyer placed a custom order for Christmas for a full loaf. Not a bad start!
Time to hire a temp, like Kramer did, and ramp up production.
Tommy Kramer made soap?
Hey! That intern looks like Monk’s upstairs neighbor.
Soap comes in loaves? Do you slice it as needed? How many months does a soap loaf (soaf?) last?
Loaf on a rope
Someone should make a rope out of soap and call it a roap
It depends on how big the mold is, but a standard loaf is nine 1″ bars. If a bar is well made, it should last at least 1 month (assuming standard use in the shower), so a loaf would last 9 months in that case. If the soapmaker cuts their oils with cheap filler, it might not last as long. A friend of mine said he had one bar last 1.5 months.
you may have already posted it and I just missed it, but do you have a website? Mrs. Beavblazer would dig some handmade artisinal soap for xmas or a bday gift. It’s an added bonus that I could support a beav fan at the same time.
I sent you an email, buddy.
Cool, thanks. Nice looking stuff. More artistic than what I was envisioning. I’ll be placing an order in the near future, and if she likes it, I’m sure there will be future orders.
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