19.May.2017 Cougs/Beavs Baseball Thread

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Starting a WSU series thread.  (Angry or OOB, feel free to delete if you already have something scheduled….)

 

Let’s see more of the same boys.

May 19 (Fri) 4:00 PM PT

May 20 (Sat) 1:00 PM PT

May 21 (Sun) 12:00 PM PT

 

All games Pac-12 Network or Mike Parker on radio

Radio web-link:  https://beta.tunein.com/radio/Oregon-State-Beaver-Sports-Network-s206510/

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  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Beavs first on the board. 1-0, on to the 3rd

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Thanks for the thread, Nicebeaver.
    Down 3-1 going to the t7, Luke at 74 pitches and has given up 7 hits. With the idea of limiting him to around 80 pitches in preparation for the post season, do you puill him? Bad juju to pull him on a down note?

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      T7 yields 2 k’s and a GO for Luke. Now he should sit (if Casey subscribes to Bill’s plan to get some rest for him).

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Lornach hits into a DP early and makes a bonehead play trying to stretch a double into a triple.
    LVP for the night.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    So, Luke is left in for the t9, ends the (half) inning with 105 pitches. Word from broadcasters on TV is that Casey plans to let Luke sit out the ACU series. I like Bills plan better.
    Down 3-2 going to the b9.

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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    Cougs coug it walk in the tying and wining runs Beavers win 3-4

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Beavs win 4-3.
    WSU closer walks in 2 runs in the b9!
    Power of the Kwan, power of Goss, and Anderson’s hit streak ends…..but he don’t care!

  • Mammothboner6969 says:
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    A literal walk-off win.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    OT: Article on Beav MBB target Jarvis Thomas.
    http://www.startribune.com/ex-gophers-player-helps-jarvis-thomas-turn-into-a-high-major-talent/423223683/

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Couple good quotes in the GT’s game piece.

    This on Luke going the full 9, “After the eighth, I came in and I told (pitching coach Nate) Yeskie I wasn’t going to come out, Heimlich said. “So that was the conversation.”

    Also mentioned in the piece is this: Jake Thompson (11-0, 1.11 ERA) will start Saturday’s game … and Drew Rasmussen (1-0, 1.50) is scheduled to go Sunday if he doesn’t close Game 2.

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/sports/beavers-sports/baseball/osu-baseball-another-walk-off-at-goss-stadium/article_febdb06a-e166-5d71-bf82-49416458b7ab.html

    NOTE: This Lundeberg guy who covers Beavs baseball for the GT is smart enough to be an ab’er; he comments in the Big O with reference to his own stories in the GT. Smart.

    • Hellobeavers says:
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      I just noticed his story in the o-live comments. Thought it was weird but noticed a twitter icon. Is O-live maybe pulling in tweets to the comments section when a hashtag is used?

      • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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        Looks like O-live must automatically pull in tweets from specific accts during the game, maybe to make it appear that their comments sections are an active community?
        Too bad it doesn’t appear to be tied to any specific keyword or hashtag. Could have been fun

        • Jack Jack says:
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          I can see algorithms that draw on paid commentary. It’s not a hard thing to envision.

          Your listening time is monetized. Yay for unfettered capitaization. You may rest, but your tax dollars pay for you to be bombarded with so much crap that you don’t even know what crap is anymore.

          There’s also a contingency for that segment.

          So… who the hell cares?

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Sorry.

            Do I need to clarify this? I don’t think I should need to do so here. Numbers are numbers. You are now just a number. You chose to be this way. Live with it, you fucking pussy.

            Your world.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            What do you want? Do you want to be free? Or do you want to be a number?

            Those are your choices.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            And if you choose to not be a number and believe in equality, then you choose big K economics, not the pretend pseudo-crap we’ve been living with for the past 40 years.

            Failed shit leaves stains on history. Be a part of that stain, or fucking wake up.

  • FatDog says:
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    It is good to win but I don’t think the SEC, etc teams are going to be so kind to the Beavs pitching-wise. I really worry about Beavs offense in the post-season.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Yes… so do I. I think they should act like the Ducks and just give up instead of trying. That makes much more sense than anything that might make real sense. If they make their shoes with waffle irons instead of just selling their souls… yes… yes… they aren’t fucked from the get go.

      Sorry… I just realized we might have a audience who didn’t know we were fucked from the get go.

      sweaty balls

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Sorry… I just ran the numbers.

        I was wrong. SEC pitching is unforgivable. I hope the selection committee recognizes their vast superiority despite said numbers.

        I’m sure they will do so… plus add some unworthy teams like UW and South Alabama.

        This is the new America. Forgive me.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          It’ll be good for you.

          Believe me.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            The fucking ju jus are out to get me.

          • cj cj says:
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            It’s about time!

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Raise a child, fuckstick.

            That will help you understand what time is all about.

          • cj cj says:
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            Talkin’ to the choir, dood. I’ve raised 3 now…4 counting you!

          • Jack Jack says:
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            You were present.

            That doesn’t count.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            I’m going to call that improper. That’s too personal. I’m sorry.

            But I do have a small margin for disdain of anyone who doesn’t at least know, if not understand, the moral agency of knowing.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Nice retraction. I was about to comment that that was an uncalled for douchebag comment.

            Glad you caught it.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Whatever.

            You get away with Douchie Donald, and I get away with calling myself inappropriate on a blog.

            I always knew life wasn’t fair. But I didn’t expect it to enable corruption and stupidity.

  • Bill says:
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    I do not agree with sitting Luke next week unless there is some kind of injury. If Casey wants to limit him, then limit him to 3 innings. Not getting any game work for two weeks could be detrimental.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Gambrell get a start next week if Fehmel is still out.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      There’s the injury of having to play for a whole season.

      One week will not make Luke a lazy good for nothing something.

      Give me a break. This team is self-fulfilling. They will come out and tell you that it all takes work… after they’ve done their daily chores.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    freeway jam

  • Jack Jack says:
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    Bumpin”

  • Jack Jack says:
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    Follow those, and I defy you having a bad night.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    So… we had an early season Saturday game on a Friday.

    I can live with that. If you don’t want to make your fielders play, don’t throw strikes. Go ahead and don’t trust your teammates to do their jobs. That’s a wart we can exploit for a game.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Any of you locals know what has happened to Martinek? There was a rumor that he left school due to an illness in his family.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Yes… and he had to find the cure, which was on a medallion with a crystal in the center. But he could only place it in a certain spot at a certain time of year, thus his hiatus.

      I think it has to do with the illuminati and stuff.

      • cj cj says:
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        You said it, … the ju ju is really getting to you, Jack!

        • Jack Jack says:
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          You’re a moron.

          They’re out to get me. They’re not getting to me.

          They’re a number, just like you are. They’re just as readable. The system is designed that way. I have to discard your subjective feelings about freedom and such. But that’s the world you want. So I will abide.

          • cj cj says:
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            You’re not The Dude, so how can you abide?

          • Jack Jack says:
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            The creep can roll, man.

          • cj cj says:
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            I have never thought of you as a creep.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            That’s two of us.

            But I was just taking a line from some random movie… and the Gipsy Kings were playing the soundtrack.

          • cj cj says:
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            OK, now you’re getting creepy…

  • Jack Jack says:
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    So… let’s talk position grouping and batting order. I feel we let it go this year. Who’s going to argue with it the way it’s gone?

    That’s why I think we have to commend PC for getting this group together, beyond their own expectations. There’s some amazing talent sitting on the bench that we have yet to see. This isn’t a one year thing.

    But when we look at past winners of the CWS, we see a lot of teams with two good to great starters and a closer. I wonder if PC is moving Jake to 2 and Drew to the pen/mythical third game because that’s the conservative play.

    Today’s game will make it for Jake. It’s a part of that giggle thing I was taking about previously. The ju ju is all pointed in our direction at this moment.

    Hi ju ju.

    I respect the ju ju. But I also see a laser focus from this group. I mean… you’re losing, and you walk in two to win? Who does that?

    I hesitate to call any kind of surety for their future. But this team has had a sense of destiny from the beginning of the season. And I would hate to see them lose it for even one game. I’m not a Cubs fan, but it was good to see them create their own destiny, an acceptance of the reality they themselves created.

    One could call it the responsibility of accepting the outcome that is due a person after they have committed to and worked toward a goal. Or you could flake it off on some one word laziness like destiny or fate. But understand that this team knows what it takes to win. And they will do so.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Damn!

      I never got to position grouping or batting order.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        I disagree with moving Rutsch forward, for the long term. He has acted as a frosh, wanting to play every game.

        Cool.

        Rest… like one of us old people. Put the man in the 8 hole, and he will make the 8 hole the new 3 hole. This is the one area I disagree with PC. He maneuvers too much with the line-up. But I crave consistency. So maybe PC is just one of those leebruls who wants constant change… as if that means anything.

        I want my C in the 8 hole. The numbers say I’m right. Do it.

    • ReverendBeav says:
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      Would love to see them with a dominant closer heading into post-season. Not sure if they’d be better off preparing Rasmussen for that role or keeping him as a 3rd starter on a limited pitch count.

      I do like the amount of bench players getting experience this season. The at bats and experience that Cary, Preston Jones, Malone and the 2 Andy’s are getting may be a huge benefit if the Beavs make a deep run. Always nice to have lots of pinch hitting options in post season games.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Someone was here proposing Nebraska was going to win some national championship. Maybe this will be that? I think their best chance is women’s volleyball. On the men’s side, their wrestling team is decent, but they won”t even place second in their conference. So… no.

      Fair play… we wouldn’t place fifth in that conference in a good year.

      So life goes on, and the wholesome flyover entity that… um… stole Mike Riley from us has to deal with their reality for at least another year. Has he sold his Corvallis residence yet? Surely, he’s bought a Nebraska home.

      Surely.

  • angry angry says:
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    Thanks, NiceBeav. I was away all week and only got to visit the site for a few minutes, and it will be the same next week. Appreciate the pinch hit.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I see Madrigal doing the same… maybe KJ, though I think he’s more of a journeyman five hole in the future.

  • Phob24 says:
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    Uhhh Thomas Tyner? If he’s healthy, holy shit!

  • Theboneyard says:
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    Holy shit Thomas tuner to the Beavs!

    • Ryan says:
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      Since he medically retired from football he can’t play Oregon. He will be eligible to play at Oregon State right away. He said he grew up a big Beaver fan. Glad to have him.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Welcome home.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        I hope you still have a kick for the T&F team as well.

      • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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        No offense to Oregon, but he always seemed like an OSU guy, what with the hunting/fishing/country music lifestyle. Glad he gets to play a final year, but where are we going to play all of these running backs, with Nall/Pierce/Tyner/TCU grad transfer all vying for reps.

        • AKBeaver AKBeaver says:
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          Worse problems to have, that’s for sure

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            Wonder if Kearsly will reunite with him?
            High school teammates. We could certainly use the OL depth

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            GA will try him at QB!

        • bleedorange says:
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          It would be nice if we just had him walk on as he said he would.

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            A 5 star walkon?
            What, are we Alabama now?

          • bleedorange says:
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            Im just sayin he said he would so why not?

        • Jack Jack says:
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          We’re going to play them on the field. And we’re going to make them tired every week.

      • ObjCritic says:
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        Seems like he could at least return kicks? Not saying he can’t play RB, but seems like he could be a real ST threat.

  • Micah says:
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    That’s insane

  • Bill says:
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    Tyner to osu isn’t a god send. He’s a mystery. At best he’s a contributor. Hard to see a ton of upside due to his injury history.

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      What’s the downside?
      I suppose the distraction of a former duck becoming a beavs?(how often has that happened?)
      I see it as insurance that we won’t burn our 2 freshman redshirts. We still need a stronger O-line to open holes gor these guys. GA mentioned he’s bringing in one more O-lineman by summer camp. Any rumblings who that might be?

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Downside? Possibly encourages AP or another RB to look elsewhere, all for a guy who has proven to be breakable (like Nall) and may disrupt the locker room if not handled carefully. Didn’t GA once have the team give the OK on a player (wasn’t it STG?).

        I’m not down on TT, just pointing out what looks like possible downside. I see this as a test of GA’s ability.
        And, yeah, I sure hope there is another (quality) OL headed our way.

        • Bill says:
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          Downside is that people will look through orange colored glasses and forget they he’s injury prone. I don’t see him passing up Nall or Pierce so not a lot of carries out there for him.

          • Ryan says:
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            I’m alright with him having a chance to come back. He may even come as a walk-on.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Either he plays or he doesn’t play. Your first argument contradicts your second.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Baseball: Beavs up 5-0 in the t7. Jake at 91 pitches as the t7 ends; has given up 2 hits, 2 BB and 5 K’s.

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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    Good win by the Beavers with Kwan, Harrison and Cary out

  • ohiobeav says:
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    Quite a game by Jake Thimpson. Quite a season as well. Let’s hope that he continues through post season.
    Heimlich, Thompson, Rasmussen, Britton, Fehmel, impressive starting group going into post season.

  • angry angry says:
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    Just read the Tyner news. Holy shit.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      No shit. I thought I was seeing things.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        Not to mention our new pitcher, Jake Thimpson! The ritch get richer.

      • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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        His dad is an attorney and did a bunch of pro-bono work for duck players over the past few years. I’m sure he has some interesting stories that he can’t share with anybody

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    My bet is that Tyner is “injured” before the first game and never plays a down. He essentially doesn’t like football. Should be on the track team.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      heh heh

    • youngorst says:
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      Yeah, he doesn’t like football so instead of just continuing his college career at UO with his medical retirement he is transferring to OSU to play football. Sounds like someone who doesn’t like football.

      Makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    NYT says it looks like there’s a doping program at NIke’s “Oregon Project.” No, not the hiring of Taggert you sillies…running….

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/sports/nike-oregon-project-alberto-salazar-dathan-ritzenhein.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Too bad they’re failing.

      • cj cj says:
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        I wonder if the reports from Wapo, Breitbart & CNN confirm this…

        • Jack Jack says:
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          Probably… because the New York Times is a failing paper. It’s wonderful and respected. It’s failing. I really enjoy and respect the work they do. The failing New York Times is dishonest fake news. They’re a wonderful source of information that serves the people, and I really respect them. They’re failing.

          • cj cj says:
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            Yeah.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            You dislike this logic?

          • cj cj says:
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            Not at all, just a tic comment…

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Tic?

            I’m just quoting our esteemed dumbshit in chief… not verbatim (but close)… in a timeline.

            It’s easy. If 4D5 says something, you can bet he’s now directly contradicting something he said publicly within the last month. And you can also bet he will contradict it directly within the next week.

            It’s mostly because he’s a moron. We have now gone from, “Omigod! I just, like, wish he would stop tweeting. He’s, like, harshing my worldly buzz,” to, “He should really just shut up.. not say anything… ever… for fear of making the world think he represents the USA.”

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            Don’t be an “evil loser, in life”…
            Leave the poor guy alone

          • Jack Jack says:
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            That’s what I’m trying to say. There’s so much evil losing going on right now. Do we think nothing has consequences any more?

            Deutsche Bank… la la la….

  • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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    Anyone being negative about Tyner being a Beav is a dumbass.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Tolerance of a diversity of views not your strong suit, huh?

      • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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        I have no problem tolerating it. Just giving people feedback on what they sound like.

        • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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          Might want to use the “edit” function; what you said was not a reference to “what they sound like” but that “Anyone being negative about Tyner being a Beav is a dumbass.”
          Big difference.

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            That’s cool. I’ve been known to split hairs with words, too.

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    Thomas Tyner: A reminder that Mike Riley once lost a 5-star recruit because he couldn’t beat Sacramento State

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      And it didn’t even take a whole game to lose Tyner with that Riley bullshit. “Tyner left at halftime”. Riley couldn’t close the deal with Suh either.

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    So didn’t the RB from Utah medically retire and then come back to Utah the same year just in time to jam it up OSU’s ass and break off the handle?

    Is there a time limit or something?

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      I think within the same season and same team a player can return. Also, I don’t see that it was mentioned above (sorry, if I missed it), but there is a possibility Tyner could get a medical redshirt still and play two years for the Beavs.

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      He didn’t medically retire, he just left the team for a while.

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        Yup, thats’s the way I remember it. Took a few weeks off to care for a child and get his head straight and returned to make some good contributions to the team over the last few games.

        I think he said he was “retiring” but wonder about his (and TT’s) scholarship status when making that statement.

      • Bill says:
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        Utah RB left the team for personal reasons, then came back when all the other Utah RBs were injured.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Beav softball goes two and out in the NCAA’s.

  • Bill says:
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    Drew is pitching pretty aggressively today. I guess that’s what happens when you’re on a pitch count. Could get to the 6th if he keeps this up.

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    Or if you’re really good and confident in your stuff.

  • Mammothboner6969 says:
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    Beavs up 6-0 B5

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    I was listening to Parker on the baseball broadcast and he’s apparently getting tweets about Tyner, he would not say Tyner’s name. Was he being coy or is that something to do with the university?

  • Mammothboner6969 says:
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    14-0 Beavs T8

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    So, um, did we win?

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Stanford sweeps the dawgs with a 10 inning victory today. Meggs will have to call in more chips than he’s got in order to go post season this year. Any guesses as to where he’ll try to send Tree?

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      He will want Stanford sent to Baton Rouge LSU as a reward.

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        When’s it someone else’s turn on the committee?

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          Pretty sure Meggs goes off the Western Region Advisory Committee after this year; he is probably lobbying for a spot on the National Selection Committee right now!

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      I have googled my little heart out trying to find out who is on the committee! Where is this information?

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        I researched awhile back and found little about the Advisory Committee, just some news items which led me to deduce that the term is 3 years.

        Here is a link which lists the members of the Div 1 Baseball Committee which selects the field of 64 and is advised by the various regional advisory committees (RAC’s) of which Meggs is a member of the Western RAC.

        http://web1.ncaa.org/committees/committees_roster.jsp?CommitteeName=1MBA

        Note that there is no one from the PAC12 on the Baseball Committee and that some of these cats are “eligible for reappointment”.
        ///////////////////////////////
        Here is some info from a story by Danny Moran back on April 13, this year:

        …Casey never specifically said he blamed Meggs, the only Pac-12 representative on the tournament’s West Regional Advisory Committee, he did draw a distinction from prior years in the way the process unfolded for him.

        “I do know that in the past the people that have represented our conference have asked me about information that can help move us forward,” Casey told John Canzano in a radio interview last May. “I wasn’t given that opportunity this year.”

        AND,

        Every Division I conference selects a representative to be part of a Regional Advisory Committee. The Pac-12 is one of seven members of the West Regional Advisory Committee that speaks three times throughout the season about teams in their region.

        There is more in Danny’s piece if you are interested:

        http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2017/04/oregon_state_baseball_series_a_1.html

        This piece from Danny on Casey’s reaction right after the field was announced last year probably should be required reading, Casey may have his warts but he has CLASS as well:

        http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2016/05/oregon_state_baseball_coach_pa_2.html

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          Those stories are too painful to revisit! What those committee assholes conspired to do out of their own selfish interests (or dislike of Casey?) should have been investigated by the NCAA. By any metric you want to use, the Beavs were not even a bubble team last year. It’s like the committee refused to count that last weekend when they swept UCLA. Their minds were made up.

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    Anyone know what’s up with Scotland Church? I had completely forgotten about him until I saw him the in the dugout during yesterday’s game. I could be wrong but I don’t think he’s pitched this year.

    Injured? Doghouse? Buried due to pitching depth?

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      I don’t think he has played at all. Depth I would presume.

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    I don’t pay too much attention to Nebraska football anymore (especially in the off season), but this made me laugh. The Huskers are “America’s Team” according to Smilin’ Mike because they have recruits from all 50 states now. I guess pressure causes you to come up with some bizarre theories to try to keep the heat off?

    http://journalstar.com/niche/neighborhood-extra/news/nebraska-america-s-team-says-riley/article_e0c06142-fead-5d40-a1ff-40146b9e1302.html

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      It’s actually a pretty schrewd move as it plays to the perception of their fan base. Most college fans pay attention only to their team. Some know a little about their rivals and a little less about other conference members. Nebraska fans think the whole country pays attention and actually cares what goes on with their athletic program.

      • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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        “Nebraska fans think the whole country pays attention and actually cares what goes on with their athletic program”

        Says a guy from Minnesota to a guy in Oregon, on a blog run by a guy in California. 😉

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      I love how he talks about the diversity of “America’s Team”, but the lead photo is a picture of 4 white guys. Nothing wrong with it necessarily, just humorous.

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      Wait… that might be a neat deal.

      I’ll get back to you on that.

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    Pretty weird that houston is on the rimington watch list even though he hasn’t played a down yet.

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      Gives one extra faith in the awards process. So much critical thinking involved…

    • Bill says:
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      Coaches submit the nominations before the season. The award people don’t keep track of players on every team so it’s up to the coaches to make sure their players get recognized.

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    He good!

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    If Riley gets canned from Nebraska at the end of the year….which I don’t think is unfathomable maybe we can pick him up at a discount to be the QB coach.

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      No thanks. It’s like when people get divorced than after a few years and another bad marriage or 2, decide to get married again. It rarely works out because they both forgot why they hated each other. Fortunately we have not forgotten. Someone should make t-shirts that say “0-7 civil war, never forget” then a big picture of mike with that gum chewing smirk on his face.

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        Yeah I can’t remember any divorcées that turned out to be good QB coaches. Pass

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        You always play fast and loose on the logic and facts don’t ya BlackBandits. Quite the intellectual. You fit in well here.

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          What? Hit a nerve? i just don’t want a guy who has left this team high and dry twice coming back for third time. I don’t care if he’s the second coming of Jesus and Vince Lombardi.

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            Gee, I don’t know about that…. “Love your opponent with all your heart. Now go kick their asses!”

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        The Gabor sisters agree with @blackbandits.

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    Wsu series wrap up,

    Checked almost every box. Good pitching by all starters and good hitting. No injuries of note. Got a few of the backups in with some decent playing time.

    Up next – ACU
    One of the worst teams in the country. Team ERA over 7! Also a bad fielding team too. Decent hitting squad though.

    #273 in RPI, one spot above Portland.

    A sweep is expected. Quite a letdown if they lose one. Expecting a spring training style of game. Lots of players getting work in. Pitchers should all be on pitch counts. All pitchers should get in some work with 4 games.

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      “No injuries of note”
      Didn’t Kwan get hurt? Rolled ankle or something? Or is he ok?

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        Not too worried about Kwan, as mentioned above:
        “He felt a little bit of tightness in his quad, so we just weren’t going to take any chances,” Casey said of Kwan

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          Ahh, good deal. Last I heard was he was pulled because of an injury.

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          “He felt a little bit of tightness in his mighty quad, so we just weren’t going to take any chances,” Casey said of Mighty Kwan.

          FIFY

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    AD Barnes son Isaac committed to the bball team.

    Projected to be a practice body.

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      So Tinkle will start him and the other practice fodder in the CW?

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    OT – Saw something about a WBB recruit so went to check that out and saw Weise had a good night in her second WNBA game. 5/5 from three to start. Finished with 22 points, 6/10 from three.

    Apparently Hamblin had 19 points in about 9 minutes….

    The WBB recruit was Morris:

    “6-foot-7 forward Patricia Morris is the newest commitment for the Beavs. She is from Duarte High School in Duarte, California. Morris committed to Oregon State the weekend of Mother’s Day during an official visit.”

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      Amazing hamblin had any points considering she isn’t playing in the WNBA this year

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        Ha! Hamblin was retweeting Weise’s scoring line and I misread it….

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Did she get cut?

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          Last year. It’s actually pretty difficult to make a roster. I think she may be playing overseas.

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            I’m pretty sure she (hamblin) was still listed on their (wings) roster back around February.

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            I heard she was taking this year off from the WNBA to focus on Team Canada.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Another OT: One for BeaverGopher as S-I talks with Minny’s new coach, who’ll be coming to Corvallis soon:

    https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/05/23/pj-fleck-minnesota-gophers-preview

    Warning: Annoying boat analogies…

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    R.I.P. to the second best Bond.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/roger-moore-dead-aged-89-10482929

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    The best college town in the Pac-12, if your idea of a good time is having stranger break into your house at night and start stabbing everybody in the house with a kitchen knife, before running away. Wtf??

    https://twitter.com/fox12oregon/status/867015644667162624

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      Saw that this morning. I’m not sure the dude they interviewed on fox12 was the one who kicked that perps ass, but someone beat the shit out of him.

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      You don’t want to know how this plays out in the second best college town.

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      DId we get another of those UW students who was a serial killer on campus?

      Man!

      They take their woof too seriously.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Cortez Kennedy has passed away at 48. He was a damn good defensive tackle for the sea chickens.

  • AKBeaver AKBeaver says:
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    Saw DeShawn Raymond is leaving TCU. Does he have any OSU connection?

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      I’ve been curious for a few weeks on this guy. He started following most of our coaching staff and our rivals/scout OSU affiliates a few weeks back. I talked to mike at beaversedge who at the time didnt know if anything was up. Only one of our coaches followed him back, and since then, he has also appeared to be in talks with a couple other teams.

      Not sure why he’s leaving TCU, and dont think it’s a position of need really, but would be tough to pass on a 4* cb if he’s healthy.

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        Thanks Nicebeaver. We have a scholarship available from what I’ve read but Andersen wants an OT. Will be interesting to see if anything develops from this.

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          I’m with you. A grad-transfer starting caliber offensive lineman would be my ideal choice to fill a final spot.
          Seems like every year, a handful of spots open up as guys medically retire or grad transfer out from OSU. Wouldnt surprise me if we ended up with a couple more spots to fill during the summer. Also, Robinett just left, so not sure if that means there is another opening?

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    Conforto with 2 home runs and a single in the Mets game-only 4th inning. This dude is on ?. Is he even on the all Star ballot?

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    BASEBALL- Even Casey is in a cheery mood, per Eggers.
    We had some concern here about the possibility of one or more starting pitchers not getting any action at all vs ACU, Casey dispels that notion in the piece:
    Heimlich, Thompson and Rasmussen are expected to start against Abilene Christian, though they may not go deep into games.
    “We’re not going to extend an arm,” Casey said. “The pitching will be lined up for the regional.”

    And this, “I told the guys to enjoy it for the next couple of days,” he said. “They deserve to enjoy it. There’s always another step. We’ll get prepared to take it.
    “I’m a short-term goal guy. I want us to be better on Thursday than we were this weekend.”

    The piece also includes several nice comments from Marty Lees and Dan Spencer.

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/359964-239318-no-loss-for-words-about-beavers-

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Daily Emerald with a story on oregon’s vs oregon state’s baseball programs. One program is losing $40k per game played. Guess which one?

    http://www.dailyemerald.com/2017/05/23/on-top-of-losing-games-oregon-baseball-is-hemorrhaging-cash/?utm_content=buffer27993&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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      nice article thanks for the link. I think that this total lack of interest the Ducks’ fans have in baseball can clearly be seen in this years civil war series were the fans were so pro-Beavers it felt like a home series

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      Interesting piece, thanks for the link.

      I note the $40k/game loss “does not include the roughly $4 million a year Oregon spends on debt payments for PK Park, the funds for which come out of a separate athletic department account.”

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        Don’t even start.

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        I wonder if uncle Phil has a rewards credit card to cover that payment? 2% cash back on 4 mil, that’s some nice walking around money.

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    Lundeberg at the GT up with a piece which touches upon the post season bids (where most have the Beavs, Bruins, Tree, and Zona in), says this:
    “Washington (26-25, 12-15), Utah (24-24, 12-15) and Oregon (29-23, 11-16) all have RPI woes — the Huskies are in the best shape at 68 — and will be hoping for a miracle on selection Monday.

    A miracle? Or something more sinister?

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    According to an article in OLive, Rivals 4* QB Brevin White likes Corvallis, coaching staff that has “made him a priority,” and the RB and WR talent OSU is collecting and developing. The RB and WR talent seem to be having a strong persuasive affect on him. I know some here had predicted that as WR talent improved, QB interest would increase, that process seems to be occurring now, at least with this prospect. Combine that with the new WR coach and his changes to the offense, and OSU should be looking more attractive to QBs.

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      If you haven’t seen it yet, Scout had an interview with him yesterday also. He visited UNC recently, but they haven’t offered him yet. If they do, they might be tough to beat. UNC has a few guys they like ahead of him, so it feels like this all comes down to what UNC ends up doing. Also, WSU is in play. I would say those are the top 3 in contention, in order of UNC, OSU then WSU.

      Scout said White looked like the MVP of the Oakland Opening camp, and had WR’s skipping ahead in line to have him throw to them, rather than other QBs. That’s a good sign that guys would want to play for him.

      http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1780104-four-star-qb-closing-in-on-decision

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        I would think the UW offer would also be very tempting to him given the system and Petersen’s and Brown’s success.

        • calibeav calibeav says:
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          Word on these So Cal streets is that barring some unforeseen shenanigans White will be a Beav

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            Here’s to foreseen shenanigans!

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            *hears?

            What’s the proper here/hear for this cheer?

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            Hopefully your SoCal streets don’t slide into the Pacific Ocean like Hwy 101 did

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Technically, it’s further away from the ocean than it was yesterday. It’s just buried under 40 feet of mud.

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            Wasn’t there a band about mud? Had an album called Stuck?

      • ObjCritic says:
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        Always think of this scene when I see you post:

        • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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          Was the inspiration for the name…

          • marcodg marcodg says:
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            Oh. I thought it was because you lived on the French Riviera.

          • ObjCritic says:
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            Imagine that on the scoreboard after a big play…highlight first, then “NICE Beaver.”

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            This French Riviera sounds like a place I need to visit!

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            Lots of nice beavers there, apparently.

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    Taggart and my boat rower make the “better not have a slow start list.”
    https://n.rivals.com/news/three-point-stance-acc-snapshot-first-year-coaches-bama-s-slow-start

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Boats can start slow then increase strokes, thus maximizing their finish.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Ahh, the Fortune Cookie Coach stuck on a row boat with Fleck….an experience rich in wisdom and motivational analogies….their words would fill a Canzano column….

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Ahh, the Fortune Cookie Coach stuck on a row boat with Fleck….an experience rich in wisdom and motivational analogies….they could fill a Canzano column….

  • JockStrap JockStrap says:
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    More on what we already know about Conforto’s current homerun tear…………..
    http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/michael-conforto-keeps-crushing-in-the-big-apple-new-york-mets/#QIoWpcYtpKMrgbXo.97

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    And more on what we (probably) know about Mikayla Pivec’s drive as a two sport SA.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2017/05/mikayla_pivec_spends_basketbal.html#incart_river_index

    She says, “I’m used to staying busy and I like working out.”
    Her coach says, “She thanked me and thanked the girls every day at practice,” ,,. “She definitely didn’t take it for granted, didn’t walk around with a big head like ‘I deserve to be out here.'”

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      That’s kind of scary……a chick who could stab you from 140 feet away.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Is “Too Late Nate” actually the sports psychologist angry has wanted??
    Probably not, but this piece just up by Danny shows that Nate is, at least, in the ballpark.

    He has even brought in a guy who, “also focuses on mental training. (And) hosted optional meditation sessions for the team in the players’ lounge.”

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2017/05/behind_the_scenes_with_oregon.html#incart_river_index

  • MonkeyLuven MonkeyLuven says:
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    Though I’m happy to hear that Casey and Co. have happened to bring in someone in the field of sport and performance psychology, it’s not like they haven’t done it in the past.
    i.e., Charlatan Brian Cain circa 2011 https://briancain.com/blog/with-some-help-from-peak-performance-coach-brian-cain-oregon-state-baseball-vaults-to-top-of-college-baseball-polls.html

    Cain ‘supposedly’ had the team rolling and claimed plenty of accolades until the wheels came off toward the end of the season when he then threw the players under the bus and bailed without a shred of accountability for their struggles.

    My point being, I’m happy Nate and the Beavs have strong connections to people who are in the field of mental skills training. It’s my field of work as well, and I know how such resources can be of great benefit. Regardless though, the experience and understanding of the game that our coaches possess can in many ways mirror what applied sport and performance psychology trainers know. Sometimes we just put big words and theories behind that which coaches readily implement.

    One of the largest names in our field is Ken Ravizza who gets plenty of publicity for being close with Cubs manager Joe Maddon since the Rays. Ken is a tenure professor at Cal State Fullerton and alongside Horton, was an integral part to their baseball success in the 90’s and early 2000’s. And he still is today. As we can see, even with a boost in $$$$, Horton still lacks a bit of that grit that could be provided by a mental performance coach. I don’t think that Casey and the Beavs would ever fall into that category though.

    I did see recently that Oregon put out a job posting for someone to be a mental coach, but from what the job description looked like, they only intend to utilize that individual with the football team. I’m still unsure why Oregon State refuses to get on board with other D-I schools and hire someone in-house for all their sports.

    But don’t get me wrong… As great as I think our baseball team and coaches are, if they called me up to be a resource and seek expert counsel, I can guarantee that I’d break some land-speed records in my travels.

    But alas, I’ll settle for some travel to Omaha come Father’s Day Weekend…

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      I appreciate your insight.

      There have been a number of cases over the last few years in which a sports/performance psych has been mentioned. Always on a consulting type basis, and for FB as well as other sports. While I cannot recall details right now, they always attract my attention because of angry’s long held advocacy for such a person as a full time part of athletics at OSU.

      “Sometimes we just put big words and theories behind that which coaches readily implement.”…..well said.

      Have fun in Omaha!!

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      “Sometimes we just put big words and theories behind that which coaches readily implement.”
      Agree…….well put.

      Should have an AB get together in Omaha.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      What were we talking about? Sorry. I was busy watering the bamboo.

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