I’m Still Proud Of FSU Baseball
Posted by William Kristoph
Yeah, last night’s meltdown against TCU looked bad. There are a plethora of meltdown Tweets, Facebook statuses and posts today. FSU fans will call for Mike Martin’s head on a platter. They’ll scream for Shouppe to be fired. Rightfully so. I’m not arguing that there are problems. I understand the frustration that surrounds the FSU Baseball program. I’ve been watching it for years. The first few times it’s easy to wait for another season. The last few years it’s the same old broken record, up and down with mediocre pitching.
Either way, I don’t feel like harping on that this morning. I’d rather focus on the players. Three weeks ago I figured the Noles had no chance to do much of anything in the ACC Tournament or in the playoffs. Today I sit here looking at the 2010 ACC Champions that survived regionals and super regionals, lost to a damn good TCU pitcher in Game 1 of the CWS, eliminated the Gators (thankfully) and then had a meltdown against a good TCU team. It hurts, it looks bad, but as a whole it’s a pretty good overall season.
I’d love to see the Noles win a College World Series. I’m not sure whether or not that will happen, even in a post Mike Martin era. The way the playoffs are set up it’s not always about the best team, it’s about the hottest teams at the end of the season. FSU was one of those hot teams this season, but they ran out of pitching and out of luck. Either way, this team was far more entertaining, won more games and was more enjoyable to watch that I originally thought when I was freezing in Dick Howser Stadium back in February. Congratulations to the 2010 FSU Baseball team, see you at Dick Howser next spring!