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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    Not sure why any comparison should be made at all.

    Softball lost the heart of the team. Baseball lost Monica, an above average player at best last year.

    End of analysis.
    Sorry, Monica wasn't above average at most things. He did throw out .46% of the attempted stolen bases against him.

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    He did get up to .200, but slid back down that hill over the last week, or two. the fact we cannot solve an 85 mph lefty on Friday night is disturbing. Amateur baseball, I guess.
    Gunnar is an 85 mph lefty on Friday night. If you can pitch, 85 is plenty fast enough in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    J1M,
    we will have to agree to disagree (with respect) about which personnel loss was more monumental to the respective national power programs. I assume you feel the original post meant (biggest combo loss in "Cajun Baseball" history. I admit I am more of a softball fan than baseball fan, but I am a huge Ragin Cajun fan.
    I chose not to explain myself... but softball was anything but a normal circumstance. Every sport has injuries year to year. I took the OP to mean losing 2 superstars in a single year, to start a season, lost to injury. But that's just how I took it.

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    I'll get back with you, I'm hosing off my rubber boots.
    Turbine... let's get serious... you never take your rubber boots off... and running this site... I think that would be wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Wait what?
    Robe has chosen to keep himself on his staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    I chose not to explain myself... but softball was anything but a normal circumstance. Every sport has injuries year to year. I took the OP to mean losing 2 superstars in a single year, to start a season, lost to injury. But that's just how I took it.
    I got ya now - thanks - I was looking more at the effects of the personnel loss regardless of reason as I assume Barisaxman was, as well - I'll re-read the post with that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Sorry, Monica wasn't above average at most things. He did throw out .46% of the attempted stolen bases against him.
    Monica does not like your decimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Sorry, Monica wasn't above average at most things. He did throw out .46% of the attempted stolen bases against him.
    That has to be the smallest percentage of any catcher to have ever played the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    I got ya now - thanks - I was looking more at the effects of the personnel loss regardless of reason as I assume Barisaxman was, as well - I'll re-read the post with that in mind.
    Just different ways of looking at the comment. I'm in agreement with THE Barisaxman in terms of the softball player loss. It was just such an unusually odd situation (softball).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    I chose not to explain myself... but softball was anything but a normal circumstance. Every sport has injuries year to year. I took the OP to mean losing 2 superstars in a single year, to start a season, lost to injury. But that's just how I took it.
    This was partially the way the original post was intended to be interpreted. Additionally, one can say that the catcher is the most important position in the game and acts almost like a QB does in football. Couple that with the loss of your All-American Friday Night Ace, both because of injury, and you got yourself a major ____ty situation. This team also had high expectations heading into the year and was opening up in a brand new park.

    The post about softball is an excellent response and deserves to go down as one of the biggest blows to a program heading into the start of the year. With that said one would be remiss not to point out the drama beforehand and the subsequent firing of the previous staff. It would be expected to experience some attrition and fact is this team is better off without them...they chose to walk out on their teammates...the game didn't decide it for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    This was partially the way the original post was intended to be interpreted. Additionally, one can say that the catcher is the most important position in the game and acts almost like a QB does in football. Couple that with the loss of your All-American Friday Night Ace, both because of injury, and you got yourself a major ____ty situation. This team also had high expectations heading into the year and was opening up in a brand new park.

    The post about softball is an excellent response and deserves to go down as one of the biggest blows to a program heading into the start of the year. With that said one would be remiss not to point out the drama beforehand and the subsequent firing of the previous staff. It would be expected to experience some attrition and fact is this team is better off without them...they chose to walk out on their teammates...the game didn't decide it for them.
    Some good points - interpretation being the key and explanation appreciated. I so agree with you that the team is better off without them - turning their back on their teammates was heartbreaking.

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    Like Nonc, I too follow SB much closer but it seems like every interview the loss of Gunner and Handsome comes up. Handsome is no Lucroy and although Gunner is one of the best, pitching has not let us down nearly as much as hitting has. I don't think harping on those two being out helps the situation any at all. JMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    Like Nonc, I too follow SB much closer but it seems like every interview the loss of Gunner and Handsome comes up. Handsome is no Lucroy and although Gunner is one of the best, pitching has not let us down nearly as much as hitting has. I don't think harping on those two being out helps the situation any at all. JMO
    THIS!!! That is the reason for my previous post—I think we, as fans, realize how different we'd be with Gunner and Handsome, just like softball would have a great shot at OKC with the three who left in a huff!! The difference is Robe kept using his player losses as a crutch(jmo) for our team's poor play this season, while Glasco only talks about the players he DOES have and what HE needs to do raise their level of play!!
    That being said—I'm thrilled that we've won our first baseball series of the season, and I hope we've FINALLY turned a corner! I also believe that the future looks bright for BOTH programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barisaxman View Post
    Unless you compare it to Softball, who lost DJ, Aleah Creighton, and Alyssa Denham right before their season even started—TWO top hitters (one a favorite for NATIONAL player of the year), and their top pitcher!! I applaud Coach Glasco for NEVER using this as an excuse for any drop-off this year!! jmo
    Don't forget Baseball loses their best juniors every year to the draft. We could still have Steven Sensely, Wyatt Marks, and Evan Guillory. I'm am thoroughly impressed with Glasco, though. He has done so much with what occurred before he stepped on campus. Clearly a great coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Some good points - interpretation being the key and explanation appreciated. I so agree with you that the team is better off without them - turning their back on their teammates was heartbreaking.
    Nonc—Agree VERY much with you, Big Buds, and J1M—I'm a little more well-connected to softball, than baseball, but a huge fan of BOTH programs! While the circumstances were totally different, in both cases fans with high expectations were left pondering what might've been. I applaud Coach Glasco for not focusing on the three who walked out on their teammates, but instead on those who chose to stay and play for "LOUISIANA"! I also look forward to the future for BOTH teams!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    That has to be the smallest percentage of any catcher to have ever played the game.
    Well, I'm average at best at a number of things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Two first team All-Americans and top pitcher on softball leaving voluntarily - baseball loss not even in same ballpark (pun intended).
    .......Well there is not a high mound of difference (pun intended) .........in the mix are probably 3 Hall of Famers with very high post season national awards and that is big.....btw, how about the photos and signs of former players under the stands at Moore/Russo???

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    If Dr. Maggard gave out a Coach of the Year trophy, Coaches Glasco and Marlin would be the leading candidates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    .......Well there is not a high mound of difference (pun intended) .........in the mix are probably 3 Hall of Famers with very high post season national awards and that is big.....btw, how about the photos and signs of former players under the stands at Moore/Russo???
    those photos are really cool!! Wish softball would do the same with all their All-Americans

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    those photos are really cool!! Wish softball would do the same with all their All-Americans
    We don't have enough stadiums to hang All American softball pictures.

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