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Old 04-14-2017, 10:50 PM   #121
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Default Re: **GAME #1 USC (21-11) vs. Mississippi State (23-12) Thread**

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Old 04-14-2017, 10:53 PM   #122
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Go back to your original username and I will.


Really man? Who is it you think I am? This is my username, the only one I have.


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Old 04-14-2017, 11:00 PM   #124
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Until Holbrook is gone this will be the norm.. a top 5 class for the past few years and this is the result
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #125
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Until Holbrook is gone this will be the norm.. a top 5 class for the past few years and this is the result
Great point. Look at Stetson. I highly doubt that they have the caliber of players that we have yet look at what they did to Florida.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:16 PM   #126
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That's not what I'm saying at all. Did our national championship teams make errors? Yes. The main theme here is underperforming. And it's a theme that has stayed pretty consistent this year. Clutch offense, clutch pitching, and clutch defense has been lacking.
This teams missing a mascot, you mention clutch, lets get one, and call it Cardy(short for Cardiac Cocks)



I agree with you back in those years down 4-5 USC would've came up big in the 9th, and would've shut the other team out the rest of the time.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:21 PM   #127
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Like I said over a month ago, I thought this team was supposed to be good....?
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:52 PM   #128
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Listen, I'm at the point that I realize CH deserves a good bit of the criticism that he gets, but 3 errors and 5 unearned runs aren't on the coach. He can't make Destino catch a routine flyball or Bride hold onto a good throw to get the lead man at 3rd or several other stupid errors our team did.

It just baffles the mind that every single time a PLAYER makes a mistake, they aren't held accountable by our fans.
I counted at least 5 baserunning mistakes. If that's not coaching, I don't know what is.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:55 PM   #129
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Yeah, sorry you don't understand the word it seems, but 5-4 headed to the 9th is a very good and competitive game.


Small victories! Right? That's all we got to hold onto now. At least they didn't blow us out.


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Old 04-15-2017, 12:27 AM   #130
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That much we can agree on.


It seems like we our bats are going, we get bad pitching or bad defense. When our pitching and defense are solid we can't get a basehit.

All we, as fans, can do is root for the team, see how the season ends and then, if nothing gets better, pray for a change. All this internet drama, fire Holbrook now, stuff gets old, really old.

What's crazy is it gets to a point where you fire Holbrook guys are going to have to pull against your own team, which is sad to say the least.
You're awfully defensive about the matter. I have yet to see anyone imply that firing Holbrook midseason is a good idea. We're a "good team" that consistently makes bad errors and chokes in games. Which means we suck. Get over it.

& no one is pulling against Holbrook instead of for the gamecocks. That's just dumb.
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I counted at least 5 baserunning mistakes. If that's not coaching, I don't know what is.
"The players make the mistakes, not the coaches!!"



Who is supposed to have the players prepared?
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Does the SEC Tournament winner get an automatic bid?
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:26 AM   #133
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You're awfully defensive about the matter. I have yet to see anyone imply that firing Holbrook midseason is a good idea. We're a "good team" that consistently makes bad errors and chokes in games. Which means we suck. Get over it.



& no one is pulling against Holbrook instead of for the gamecocks. That's just dumb.


Well said!

I think we have the potential to be a great team but game prep and game management need to improve.



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Old 04-15-2017, 09:50 AM   #134
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So now if you think the program needs to go in a different direction you are pulling against them team. Lol


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Old 04-15-2017, 10:12 AM   #135
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All this talent I here we have, asides from the pitching staff who do we offensively that is talented. Cortez shows the most upside and LT is out best bat. Other than that I just done see it
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:54 AM   #136
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All this talent I here we have, asides from the pitching staff who do we offensively that is talented. Cortez shows the most upside and LT is out best bat. Other than that I just done see it
Well we had a kid who was considered a high first round bonus baby MLB pick but he couldn't crack our high powered offensive line up.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:02 AM   #137
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We play in a conference where you just can't make mistakes. One night it's hitting, the next it's fielding, and even pitching let us down against UNC. At some point we have to put it all together. We need to do it fast, but it's definitely possible. If we were at the bottom of our division, I'd be more worried, but for now it's not unreasonable to believe we can still win the East.
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We play in a conference where you just can't make mistakes. One night it's hitting, the next it's fielding, and even pitching let us down against UNC. At some point we have to put it all together. We need to do it fast, but it's definitely possible. If we were at the bottom of our division, I'd be more worried, but for now it's not unreasonable to believe we can still win the East.
Only because the rest of the East is having a down year as well. Florida isn't their usual dominant self and Vandy isn't as strong as they were a few years ago. The West is much stronger right now.
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Only because the rest of the East is having a down year as well. Florida isn't their usual dominant self and Vandy isn't as strong as they were a few years ago. The West is much stronger right now.
Oh definitely. But assuming we are capable of pulling it together, I think we have the roster to compete with anybody. We just have to stop making careless mistakes whether is fielding, base running, pitching, etc.

Easier said than done though I suppose.
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I'm for a coaching shakeup BUT some of the Losses this year have to fall on players NOT playing up to potential.
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