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GBAU83

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About GBAU83

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    Anything AU; AU alum '83; fastpitch softball and high school football official
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  1. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    So, If I read the bracket right, FSU is the only team from their conference to make the tournament? Is that correct? I know they won the ACC tournament and they have a good RPI (8) but does that indicate a weak conference - a glimmer of hope for our Tigers!
  2. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    I think it was more a case of once you put the top 16 in place, finding the nearest, non-conference spot for a #2 to go to. So for AU to go something close we get Tallahassee and Missouri goes to Oklahoma, Mississippi goes to Arizona, Miss St goes to Arizona State
  3. The graphic mock-up kept the block AU in orange trimmed in white, the SEC logo in white letters with an orange oval (similar to what was up there before). "JANE B. MOORE FIELD" was solid block white letters. The mock-up also used the old blue pads with orange border trim, so not sure if the blue border trims pads would stay. I also have not been over to the field to see if it has been installed and what it looks like if installed.
  4. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    Well, then...Let's Go Rams!
  5. Yes the padding got changed right before the last home series. It wasn't anything against the girls or the team but time for a refresh (I believe in anticipation of hosting a regional at least). Notice the faded orange pad at the top replaced by blue padding. Also, I have seen a mock-up of what graphics were proposed which kept the AU and SEC logos, just placed them on either side and put the name of Jane B Moore Field directly behind the plate. The logos were to be installed last week (during SEC tourney), which makes the timing for regional host (although that did not happen). And a different perspective on the taking down the flags (not sure if that was a replacement, if it was that could be an overnight change), but maybe Coach Dean didn't want them "resting on what they had accomplished" but looking for what they can accomplish. Not that I necessarily agree with it, but have been around organizations that wanted either a "fresh start" or focus on the future and not what we have done in the past. I personally like having some brag points of what was earned in the past, so long as the intent is to add to it and the focus is gaining more, not just bragging on past accomplishments.
  6. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    Agreed, it is painful. But when you look at it objectively and how we finished the season, our road troubles - we are a long shot for much of a post season run. Hope springs eternal and anything is possible. I just hope they play their best. When the team is on, they are a very good team. Problem is too up and down from game to game.
  7. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    So, if we win the regional, we may have to go play at lsu. All 13 SEC teams are in the 64, several hosting regionals with a few potential all SEC super-regionals
  8. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    I think they also put a lot of emphasis of how you finish and we did not finish the season well, so I am sure that dropped us a bit, but like you surprised to drop to the #2 for the 6 seed
  9. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    Well, glad we ain't going to Norman, but just of tired seeing FSU in sports as well. Haven't seen them much in softball at least.
  10. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    Missouri going to Oklahoma regional
  11. GBAU83

    Softball selection show

    Not going to Norman Oklahoma for the regional anyway
  12. GBAU83

    Coaches' Softball Rankings

    Right now, AU is the 8 seed. If TA&M beats bama at least one game, we will stay at least 8 seed and bama at 9 seed. If LSU (current 7 seed) loses all three, then we could move up to 7 seed. If we move to 7 seed, the first game would be Kentucky. However, I doubt LSU loses all three and if bama were to take all 3 from TA&M, then that would drop us to #9 seed and play bama as the 8 seed. So it looks like first round of SEC will be against bama, and that game may decide which of the two make the last seed for hosting a regional.
  13. GBAU83

    Softball vs. Texas A&M game 3

    Our slip in RPI is worrisome, but if we got swept while others at least won 1 game, I can see the drop for us and them moving up a bit. But if it comes down to AU or uat for that 16th spot, you know with the history of bammer, they will get the nod. It will be easy to say the CMD in his first year at AU made it to a regional. If we still had Myers and his rep, we might would get the nod. Just don't think the PTB would give CMD and AU the nod over a very close race with Murphy and the tide. So here's hoping TA&M run rules bama all three games and AU gets hot and wins the SEC tourney. At best that gets us to host a regional and only hosting the Super-regional if our opponent is not the host of their regional.
  14. GBAU83

    Softball vs. Texas A&M game 3

    So, has Swindle been in to pitch in any SEC game? So down to our last SEC game of the season and getting our butts kicked, he puts Swindle in to pitch. Has Dean given up on the game? Or did he realize Carlson is gone next year?
  15. GBAU83

    Softball vs. Texas A&M game 3

    Some of the early season games, I think both plays would have been obstruction. However, the issue is we are starting to make good contact on this pitcher and running our selves out of the innings instead of hitting. I understand since we haven't hit so far in the series, but this is different pitcher. Should have trusted the bats instead of tryigng to force it.