Brenn Conrad also tore the cover off of the ball in the fall. None of the pitchers could fool him.
Some might hack the Government? At least those with their own home servers!
Playing summer ball in Alaska and coming from a JUCO in no way gets you ready for a weekend series with 4000 plus people in the house each game against a quality Div 1 opponent or conference opponent.
Players who were "lights out" in the fall mean nothing as well, See above statement.
Basically this is a TEAM sport and whether you have one guy that's Mr. Super Stats or five guys, you still have to have good pitching, good defense, and TIMELY hitting [See the UCLA team who won the CWS a few years back with a .242 team BA]. Hell, it might have been even lower.
All in all, expectations are high going into this season as well they should be. BUT you have to play all 56 first and then we'll see what's happening.
No one is saying we will be the best hitting team ever. People are pumped because the hitting talent we have this year is better than last year. Summer ball and fall ball are indicators of people developing well.
But, go on scolding people for being excited for baseball season.
I understand being excited for ball. I am too. But babysitter is right. Stats and things done prior to the lights coming on for the first Friday night are irrelevant. Development is encouraging, sure. I personally think Sensley will be very good for us this year. But baseball people know how mental this game is. Especially in baseball, I try to stay away from expectations. Not because it's easier to deal with poor results, but because baseball is a game of failure. Many many things must go right to have consistent success.
Yes, this team has proven nothing, but pardon me while I enjoy some of the hype without being told that I have to wait 56 games in before I enjoy 2017 Cajuns baseball.