Cajuns Born Cajuns Bred
2004 UL @ BAT Champion
my guess is they don't worry about it.
Can we enjoy ourselves without bringing the team to the east into the conversation? First off, they are not going away in baseball. We need to do "our thing", see where that takes us, and keep them and others out of it. Geaux Cajuns!
With UL's annual Red-White Fall World Series scheduled to begin on Thursday, the Ragin' Cajun baseball team was picked in its second preseason top 25 poll on Friday.
The Cajuns were picked No. 19 in the CSTV.com fall poll, the only state team and the only Sun Belt Conference team picked in the top 25 or among the five others receiving votes.
In September, the Rivals.com poll listed UL among its pre-fall top 25 teams, again the only state or Sun Belt team ranked. That poll did not rank teams, but only listed 25 in alphabetical order.
I can't wait for baseball season and softball for that matter.
Can anyone confirm the times of this week's "Red-White World Series"?
Fall Ball Rosters
Black Roster Red Roster Dustin Ardoin Gabe Begnaud Tyler Benzel Matt Broussard Brian Bowman Randall Bulliard Corey Chapman Michael Cook Leif Dubois Grant Derouen Greg Fontenot Danny Farquhar Nolan Gisclair (coach) Kendall Gilmore Buddy Glass (coach) T.J. Gros Matt Goulas Chance Harst Thad Griffen Kolin Hatfield (coach) Dillon Guillory Scott Hawkins Blake Haagen Matt Hicks Gregory Harmon Patrick Holloway Ethan Hebert Blaine LaFleur Josh Logan (coach) William Long Michael Petitto Dayton Marze Andre Robichaux Dane Maxwell Justin Robichaux Dustin Miller Jim Simon Hunter Moody (coach) Brent Solich (coach) Cy Primeaux Luke Wagley Travis Whipple Blake Wascom John Zorich (coach) Greg Wilborn
LOUISIANA - Senior members of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns baseball team held their annual Red-Black Fall World Series draft Monday afternoon at the Cox Communications Athletic Center. Last season, the Red team won the 12th annual Fall series 4-2.
The Red Team will be led by senior coaches Hunter Moody (Clinton, La.), John Zorich (Stafford, Va.) and Kolin Hatfield (Cypress, Texas), while the Black Team coaches are Nolan Gisclair (Marrero, La.), Buddy Glass (Clermont, Fla.), Josh Logan (Magee, Miss.) and Brent Solich (Lake Wood Ranch, Fla.).
Game one of the 13th Annual Red-Black Fall World Series will take place Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Starters for the first game will be announced Tuesday afternoon during practice.
I thought this was supposed to start on Thursday, Nov. 1, but the paper says Friday, Nov. 2. Which is it?
First, like someone already said, he just got a nice new contract. A contract that is littered with incentive bonuses. so, if/when he continues winning at UL, he will be paid. Its unfortunate that we can't give him more cash up front, but at least he will be rewarded for his success.
Secondly, the college baseball world isn't like it used to be. A job at LSU doesn't necessarily mean National Championships. This isn't the 90s, there's a lot more parity in this game these days.
Thirdly, I would contend, though I don't know him or know his feelings, that being able to stay at this program that he's built up to this level, and continuing to build, is just as important to him as moving to a new conference and fighting for regionals there. Like I said, being in the SEC doesn't guaruntee him anything more than he's already been able to earn at UL. I'm sure the amount of pride in seeing this program build into a national power is much greater than the satisfaction that he would gain by moving to a big money school. And, the jump to the SEC or Big XII in baseball isn't equal to the jump that JK Hall made to the big East, and isn't even close to a jump that Bustle or Lee would make. The Sun Belt is a very competitive baseball conference, and was ranked around 6th or 7th last year in overall conference RPI. And finally, unlike in Football and Basketball, Baseball is different in that the non-BCS schools have a great shot at a national championship, as evidenced by Rice and CS-Fullerton in recent years.
Fourth, if he left, it would move him away from his home and family, which I've heard is very important to him.
Overall, he would make more money, but I don't know, at least in my mind, that the extra money, and potentially same/similar results, would offer me the same satisfaction as winning at the smaller program that already has my fingerprints all over it, and requires much more gratifying work.
I thought it was Thursday also
anyway no reason today to worry.... those P&G's have their heads up their... well you know... when it comes to Robe and that fits me just fine