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  1. Eh, catching Mexico isn't important at this state, especially after starting 0-2-0. Just need to be in the Top 3 so that we qualify automatically. Remember, Mexico had to win the 4th spot playoff four years ago and then made a nice run in the World Cup.
  2. My preference would actually be to use Klobo tonight and save Camacho for the weekend. But I'm guessing that all things created equal, BT may try to run a "Johnny All-Staff" kind of game on Sunday, especially if we can save the pen in games 1 & 2.
  3. With Camacho slated to pitch tonight, I doubt it. Could see Klobosits start if Keegan can't go.
  4. Considering Bama took one from SC on the road, I don't think a series win is out of the equation, especially if Mize can steal Friday night. Not banking on it by any means though.
  5. In a way, I think this is a good thing for the team. If they can somehow take 2-of-3 from South Carolina without Keegan, then the overall team confidence will be sky high moving forward and could pay major dividends come tournament time.
  6. It's unbelievable how inefficient leadership is in the Republican caucus right now. To me, it's the classic example of the dog chasing the car. Now that they have control of the government, they have no idea what to do. For 6+ years, all we have heard is that "we need to repeal and replace Obamacare". OK, fine. In that 6+ years, did none of them think to negotiate what a good replacement plan would look like amongst themselves? I'm sure they could have found an hour here or there to at least hammer out an outline for a replacement, but apparently that's not the case at all. Just baffling.
  7. The problem with this is that all conferences are not created equal. Give me a 13-17 SEC team vs a 17-13 Big Ten team any day in the tourney. There's just a massive competition gap. I used to live in Lansing and watched Michigan State baseball a few times. The quality of that conference doesn't hold a candle to the SEC, PAC 12, Big 12, or ACC, and I would argue some smaller conferences are better as well (Sun Belt for example).
  8. Completely possible. However our mid-week pitching hasn't instilled much confidence through the first month. Last week's shutout was nice, but we need them to step up as mid-week competition gets better.
  9. This has been my concern all along. In their chat yesterday, Baseball America said our not playing a road game is the exact reason we aren't ranked yet in their poll. Getting on the bus, staying in a hotel, and having an unfamiliar routine can make some teams uncomfortable if they aren't used to it. Really wish we had at least played a neutral site tournament in February/early March, but what can you do now? On the flip side, we have a battle-tested starting pitcher for Friday night and a potential 1st or 2nd rounder for Saturday, so our pitching should hold up fine this weekend. Tonight vs Tech though may be an adventure.
  10. At least you had Omaha right across the river. I used to travel the Midwest for my old job in baseball. Spent way too much time in Clinton, the Quad Cities, Burlington, and Cedar Rapids.
  11. This could be a very big get for the University. Being a VP in the UNC system is no small thing considering their academic requirements. Also, ISU is also a member of the AAU accreted schools. This accreditation is highly sought after and very prestigious. To give you an idea, there are only four AAU schools in the SEC (Mizzou, A&M, Florida, & Vandy). The below link has a list of other schools that are AAU accredited and it's dang impressive. If Auburn were able to get this distinction one day, our academic profile would rise significantly.
  12. This was exactly my first thought. I've spent more time than I care to in Iowa. I'm not in a rush to go back.
  13. He is wrong in the context of "no civilization has produced as much in history". I would make contentions that ancient Egyptians, Chinese, etc made huge steps for human-kind way before Christianity was even a thing. However, he did qualify the back half of his statement as being about "Christian nations" in the moment. My objection is merely his lack of historical context/knowledge.
  14. Pretty sure this is what is being referred to. The quote, context, and video are in this article.
  15. (gulp) I agree with Raptor on something. Is this a sign of the apocalypse?