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    joeywa reacted to Bear19 in College Baseball Portal 2022   
    If he can hit .345 he can play anywhere if he has a decent glove.
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    joeywa reacted to BWilk55 in College Baseball Portal 2022   
    Yes, they can. 
    I do think it lessens to difficulty surrounding scholarship limits but that limitation still remains. Scholarships are means for the school to directly contribute funds to the players but they can not do so via NIL.
    There is the Occupy Left Field collective that works to get all the guys on the squad NIL money.
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    joeywa reacted to Bear19 in College Baseball Portal 2022   
    A little off-topic but I assume baseball players can also get NIL money. That would mean scholarship limits are meaningless.
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    joeywa reacted to Big Daddy Cane in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    Melendez wins the Golden Spikes award! 🤘
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    joeywa reacted to HORNfromETX in College Baseball Portal 2022   
    Was never the same after the walk off steal of home.
  7. Haha
    joeywa reacted to tejasrulz in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I have to admit I was pulling for ou over aggy in this one. Now please excuse me as I have to shower after typing that! 🤢
  8. #HookEm
    joeywa got a reaction from tejasrulz in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    That’s a very inaccurate description of the sequence of plays that happened, how it is written anyway. I now understand why you thought what you did. 
     
    And no insult @tejasrulz. Phone auto corrected ‘vocal’ to ‘vial’. Gotta love technology. 🤘🏼😎
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Eastexhorn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    That’s a very inaccurate description of the sequence of plays that happened, how it is written anyway. I now understand why you thought what you did. 
     
    And no insult @tejasrulz. Phone auto corrected ‘vocal’ to ‘vial’. Gotta love technology. 🤘🏼😎
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Austin Horn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    And yet, with as bad as the pen was, Texas had the 26th best ERA in the country, the best ERA in the B12 and still made it to Omaha as a non-Top 8 seed with all that duct tape and baling wire. But yeah, let’s run off the pitching coach because he had nobody step up into a consistent producer in the Midweek spot. And because of that plus the only two regular starters (Gordon & Hansen) running out of gas down the stretch, Stevens moving to the pen, not a single closer stepping up after Nixon couldn’t figure out FB location and an extremely overused pen, that’s on the pitching coach?  
     
    I totally get the Texas battered fan syndrome. And whenever there is a monicker of success from a Big 3 sport, it hardly ever satisfies the fan expectation. Going to Omaha 3/5 years for Pierce & Co is a tremendous accomplishment. Y’all need to take a look at this without tunnel vision. If (when) UT loses Tulo, that can be explained to recruits. Firing Allen, D1 Assistant of the Year last year, and all of the above, is going to adversely affect the recruiting class. Some of these kids that will likely be drafted in later rounds by a MLB team, where they wouldn’t probably go pro before, will now seriously entertain it. Uncertainty in the staff of a team that just went B2B to Omaha, and fires one of the best recruiters and assistants in the country a couple of days after leaving Omaha will lead to exodus. Additionally, some of these recruits as well as ‘23 kids are extremely familiar with Allen as the lead recruiter. Maybe not so much with Pierce. 2023 was going to be a rebuild year anyway, but that was with the returning roster pieces all coming back and the recruiting class not being largely affected by this draft. 
     
    This move will likely have ramifications, and not a single one of them good for Texas Baseball. It’s going to take something HUGE to fix this, and I’m not sure it happens. Pierce has to knock it out of the park with the next hires. I sure hope he has some names lined up. 
     
    Hell of a time to make this move, on the cusp of moving to the SEC. Showing up there in a truck with two flat ties and no spare is not a good game plan. My 2¢. 
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    joeywa reacted to Eastexhorn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    Beating on a dead horse. Finally  found origional article.
    24/7  titled Texas leaves Omaha with a wimper at hands of A$M.
    Quote In bottom of 8th D. Rock singled and moved to second with out a throw.On a rare defensive indefference by a losing team.
    A lot different from your description of the play. No throw is why I wonderedif team or player quit.
    IMO this team neededsome of ladies fire.
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    joeywa reacted to tejasrulz in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    Man, did I just get insulted? 🤔
    I've tried to be respectful however I can admit I'm a tad spoiled. 😉 I'll guess the jury is still out and I hope under Pierce Texas can win the NC, hopefully even more than once.
    I believe basketball gets a pass because historically, Texas has never been confused with Duke, N Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky or Indiana. 
    As always sir, thank you for your input and all your updates this year.
  13. #HookEm
    joeywa got a reaction from tejasrulz in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    When coaches are making what they do these days, I think they are not above being questioned on their decisions. They don’t owe us answers, but we can watch how they grow/change from their past successes/failures/decisions. 
     
    Fan expectations are always fun to discuss. Augie didn’t win it all in Omaha with Texas until year 5, and Gus was here in a very different time. While hoping for similar success is fine, I think expecting it is a bit of a reach. That said, 3 trips to Omaha in his first 5 years at the helm at Texas is pretty good. It’s really no different with the fan expectations in football. Basketball tends to be a bit more forgiving. Texas fans want Texas to be on top, in every sport, every year. And that’s great. But realistically everyone knows, (although many won’t admit,) that it’s not truly possible to do that very often, if at all. Hence you get the complaining and grandstanding often seen on message boards and social media platforms. Also keep in mind, those on message boards and social media are probably the most vocal of sports fans, yet make up probably less than 5% of the total fanbase. 
     
  14. #HookEm
    joeywa got a reaction from Eastexhorn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    When coaches are making what they do these days, I think they are not above being questioned on their decisions. They don’t owe us answers, but we can watch how they grow/change from their past successes/failures/decisions. 
     
    Fan expectations are always fun to discuss. Augie didn’t win it all in Omaha with Texas until year 5, and Gus was here in a very different time. While hoping for similar success is fine, I think expecting it is a bit of a reach. That said, 3 trips to Omaha in his first 5 years at the helm at Texas is pretty good. It’s really no different with the fan expectations in football. Basketball tends to be a bit more forgiving. Texas fans want Texas to be on top, in every sport, every year. And that’s great. But realistically everyone knows, (although many won’t admit,) that it’s not truly possible to do that very often, if at all. Hence you get the complaining and grandstanding often seen on message boards and social media platforms. Also keep in mind, those on message boards and social media are probably the most vocal of sports fans, yet make up probably less than 5% of the total fanbase. 
     
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    joeywa reacted to BWilk55 in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I think it's all a bit complicated and nuanced. 
    Pierce is 3/5 with the CWS which is stellar. Was 1 game away from the championship series last year which is great. He hasn't won it all yet which is a limitation.
    This season, making it to the CWS was a great result considering how things were looking midway through. But then we had 2 very poor performances in Omaha which is leaving a bad taste in our mouths. 
    He's hired Tulo which was so genius we may end up losing him to USC. At the same time, many who follow closely are perplexed to see Allen let go. 
    Like most things, it's a mixed bag who pros and cons. I think his first 5 years have been a success overall, the next 3-5 years will make it clear how his time at Texas will be viewed.
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    joeywa got a reaction from Huskie1 in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I tend to think Pierce is a good coach. Not great, but good. His time at UT and success getting the team to Omaha cannot be denied. Now, he still has work to do to get the team over the hump in Omaha. That can be said for many, but he’s shown he can get them there. 
    That said, I don’t know what to make of the direction right this second. The whole Allen thing is concerning.  My hope is that there is a plan that has been in place and it’s not a knee-jerk reaction. Also, I don’t know how much input CDC had in this, if any at all. Some of the answers will come out in the coming days/weeks, some won’t. 
     
    Where the board’s baseball posters’ opinions fall on all of this is anyones guess. I’d say it’s likely all over the place. And right now, dropping two in Omaha, and one to A&M no less, still stings to most-me included. I’d imagine that once the new hires are announced, things will become more clear, both with direction of the program and with opinions on Pierce. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from 83Dee in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    Thanks for your thoughts & input. 
    The P in question continually being rolled out was almost certainly not the decision of the pitching coach. 
     
    I also addressed the disappointment for fans. I get it. Probably more than most. That said, in this day and age of college baseball, storied programs do not guarantee squat. Ole Miss, one of the last teams into the tournament, is one game away from the CWS Championship. OU, a non-national seed, and a team that struggled early on, is also one game away. Parity is at an all time high in D1 baseball. Getting to Omaha is an accomplishment, regardless of what fan expectations are. Texas fans have almost begged for a HC to bring in the big hitters. Sean Allen did that. They wanted to see a different makeup of Augie ball, with speedy small guys that could bunt and hit singles, but couldn’t hit for power. Sean Allen did that. They wanted a good pitching staff. Tanner Witt passed on MLB to come to Texas. Sean Allen did that. The problem with pitching is if it isn’t firing on all cylinders, and often, you can’t hide that with all the time with great offense. When the Texas bats went cold this year, the team struggled to put teams away. And while people want to point to the pitching coach, a lot of the onus needs to be on the actual pitchers for not being able to execute. They didn’t. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Bear19 in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I tend to think Pierce is a good coach. Not great, but good. His time at UT and success getting the team to Omaha cannot be denied. Now, he still has work to do to get the team over the hump in Omaha. That can be said for many, but he’s shown he can get them there. 
    That said, I don’t know what to make of the direction right this second. The whole Allen thing is concerning.  My hope is that there is a plan that has been in place and it’s not a knee-jerk reaction. Also, I don’t know how much input CDC had in this, if any at all. Some of the answers will come out in the coming days/weeks, some won’t. 
     
    Where the board’s baseball posters’ opinions fall on all of this is anyones guess. I’d say it’s likely all over the place. And right now, dropping two in Omaha, and one to A&M no less, still stings to most-me included. I’d imagine that once the new hires are announced, things will become more clear, both with direction of the program and with opinions on Pierce. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from longhorndon in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    And yet, with as bad as the pen was, Texas had the 26th best ERA in the country, the best ERA in the B12 and still made it to Omaha as a non-Top 8 seed with all that duct tape and baling wire. But yeah, let’s run off the pitching coach because he had nobody step up into a consistent producer in the Midweek spot. And because of that plus the only two regular starters (Gordon & Hansen) running out of gas down the stretch, Stevens moving to the pen, not a single closer stepping up after Nixon couldn’t figure out FB location and an extremely overused pen, that’s on the pitching coach?  
     
    I totally get the Texas battered fan syndrome. And whenever there is a monicker of success from a Big 3 sport, it hardly ever satisfies the fan expectation. Going to Omaha 3/5 years for Pierce & Co is a tremendous accomplishment. Y’all need to take a look at this without tunnel vision. If (when) UT loses Tulo, that can be explained to recruits. Firing Allen, D1 Assistant of the Year last year, and all of the above, is going to adversely affect the recruiting class. Some of these kids that will likely be drafted in later rounds by a MLB team, where they wouldn’t probably go pro before, will now seriously entertain it. Uncertainty in the staff of a team that just went B2B to Omaha, and fires one of the best recruiters and assistants in the country a couple of days after leaving Omaha will lead to exodus. Additionally, some of these recruits as well as ‘23 kids are extremely familiar with Allen as the lead recruiter. Maybe not so much with Pierce. 2023 was going to be a rebuild year anyway, but that was with the returning roster pieces all coming back and the recruiting class not being largely affected by this draft. 
     
    This move will likely have ramifications, and not a single one of them good for Texas Baseball. It’s going to take something HUGE to fix this, and I’m not sure it happens. Pierce has to knock it out of the park with the next hires. I sure hope he has some names lined up. 
     
    Hell of a time to make this move, on the cusp of moving to the SEC. Showing up there in a truck with two flat ties and no spare is not a good game plan. My 2¢. 
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    joeywa reacted to BWilk55 in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I wonder if the Allen decision was made knowing that Tulo might also be leaving. 
    If the issue with Allen was poor coaching of the pitching staff and not something else, perhaps he could have just returned to being the hitting coach if Tulo left. 
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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    Complete head-scratcher to me as to why Sean Allen was let go - makes no sense.  Allen and Pierce are attached at the hip and have been for many, many years.  My guess is this wasn’t David Pierce’s decision whatsoever, but rather he was forced to make a change from someone(s) at a higher level.  Two straight trips to the CWS is impressive (yes, even for Texas).  It is not a given for any team to make it to Omaha.  Hell, Mississippi State won it all last year and failed to even play in a regional this year (first time this has happened to the Bulldogs since 2015).
    With Tulo likely going West and Allen now gone, Pierce is going to have to step up the recruiting efforts immensely.    For the fanbase that thinks this season was a disappointment, it can get a whole lot worse.
    Allen will get picked up soon elsewhere and will do well, as he has everywhere he has coached.  
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    joeywa reacted to Eastexhorn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    IMO theremay be something in Allen getting hit by foul ballang coach changefor a few games.Was several games where best relivers came in game first. Won Then back to usingpoor judgement in relievers.
    May be nothing just a theory.
     Bottom line looked poorly prepared in CWS.Out hit and out pitched
    On the two starters running out of gas.N D pltched more innings than Hansonhe looked ok
    Its over and done maybe next yeat will bebetter Thanks for all you do for Horns baseball.
    Allenwas a hitting coach primary wasent he?
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    joeywa reacted to Eastexhorn in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    B oy that lost me Thought I said single and runner was allowed to take second with no throw. A d wondered if team quit.
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    joeywa reacted to 83Dee in ***Official OMAHA CWS Thread***   
    I come in peace... but I’ll speak to your response that seemed to have a bit of an irked tone.
    you mentioned a handful of pitchers who “didn’t step up.”  Well....
    in other words, didn’t perform.  One, in particular, was a shell of himself last year.  This is exactly why the pitching coach was fired.  Maybe it wasn’t his fault... but coaches whose players don’t perform do get fired... nature of the beast.
    I’ve been following Texas baseball since the 70s.  And you can make a case that the 8 position players and batting lineup this year was up there with the best Texas has ever had.  A fifth place conference finish with this level of talent is disappointing to say the least.  Moreover, for one of - if not the most storied baseball schools in the nation.... two and through in the CWS (with this year’s talent) is a disappointment as well.   

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