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10/25/2013 3:15 PM

Roth.   Three things were notable about him.   1.  His dad got fired because he was refused time off to go to CWS and went anyway.   2.  Roth started two deciding CWS games in consecutive seasons(can't remember if he was the first).   3.  He was a soft-throwing lefty so I wondered, despite being a really good college pitcher, if he'd ever make the bigs.    ESPN interviewed him when he got the call-up.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rothmi01.shtml

1 and 2 were big deals in the CWS.    Not sure 3 was a big deal to anyone but ESPN(obviously touting the CWS as they have network rights).

10/25/2013 3:30 PM
Is that enough CWS/SC baseball to convince you I'd never heard of Tim Scott until a couple of days ago?

Or do I need to talk about Adam Plutko from UCLA last season?    Or that Matt Harvey pitched for UNC a few years back?   Or that Stonybrook had a nice run in 2012?   That's actually one of the interesting things about college baseball/basketball(and why I start watching both sports during the tournaments).    A player or two can carry a low level team pretty far in the college tournaments.    Stonybrook never beats a LSU in football but they can in baseball. 

If you recall the college baseball of old, 17-14 games, it's not that way any more.  A lot of people didn't like the "ping" and non-stop scoring.   Aluminum bats are no longer used.    It's more of a NL-type game now. 
10/25/2013 3:35 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/25/2013 3:15:00 PM (view original):

Roth.   Three things were notable about him.   1.  His dad got fired because he was refused time off to go to CWS and went anyway.   2.  Roth started two deciding CWS games in consecutive seasons(can't remember if he was the first).   3.  He was a soft-throwing lefty so I wondered, despite being a really good college pitcher, if he'd ever make the bigs.    ESPN interviewed him when he got the call-up.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rothmi01.shtml

1 and 2 were big deals in the CWS.    Not sure 3 was a big deal to anyone but ESPN(obviously touting the CWS as they have network rights).

Oh he pitches for the Angels. I'm not an angel fan. Never heard of him.
10/25/2013 3:36 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/25/2013 3:30:00 PM (view original):
Is that enough CWS/SC baseball to convince you I'd never heard of Tim Scott until a couple of days ago?

Or do I need to talk about Adam Plutko from UCLA last season?    Or that Matt Harvey pitched for UNC a few years back?   Or that Stonybrook had a nice run in 2012?   That's actually one of the interesting things about college baseball/basketball(and why I start watching both sports during the tournaments).    A player or two can carry a low level team pretty far in the college tournaments.    Stonybrook never beats a LSU in football but they can in baseball. 

If you recall the college baseball of old, 17-14 games, it's not that way any more.  A lot of people didn't like the "ping" and non-stop scoring.   Aluminum bats are no longer used.    It's more of a NL-type game now. 
Pretty sure they still use metal bats in college.
10/25/2013 3:42 PM
Composite.
10/25/2013 3:50 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/25/2013 3:42:00 PM (view original):
Composite.
No, most composite bats aren't bbcor certified. Aluminum alloys are what the use.
10/25/2013 3:55 PM
  • The bat may be made of wood, or a composite material that meets NCAA standards. Starting with the 2011 season, composite bats must pass the "Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution" (BBCOR) test.
10/25/2013 4:01 PM
That's not to say the composite doesn't include aluminum.   It does. 
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10/25/2013 4:15 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 10/25/2013 4:01:00 PM (view original):
That's not to say the composite doesn't include aluminum.   It does. 
I don't think it does. Composite bats are different from metal alloy bats. But both are legal in NCAA. Here's a current list of approved bats:

http://www.mme.wsu-ssl.org/certifiedbaseballbats.aspx
10/25/2013 4:43 PM
Posted by antoncresten on 10/25/2013 4:13:00 PM (view original):
I USED TO GET WASTED AT STONY BROOK

MESCALINE, POT, BOOZE, SHROOMS, COKE, WE DROVE UP THE STEPS OF THE LIBRARY AND GOT CHASED OFF-CAMPUS

TRIED TO WALK HOME DOWN NICHOLS ROAD,15 MILES. MADE 5 AND CALLED A TAXI
I forget anton lives near me.  I'm scared again.
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