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Saturday, June 06, 2009

On to Omaha

Just a year or so ago, Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said the goal was to get into the playoffs and after that it was a crapshoot. Twice, Epstein has been on the winning end (2004 and 2007). Three times he has come up short (2003, 2005, 2008).

I bring this up because LSU is going back to Omaha for the College World Series. And, much like the playoffs are in the big leagues, Omaha is really one big crapshoot for college baseball.
Yes, LSU has the pitching to match up with anyone in Omaha.

But the College World Series is a different breed of animal. Anyone remember a certain team from California getting hot last year? Fresno State was a No. 4 seed in a regional and won a national championship.

Right now, Fullerton looks awesome. Texas figures to be a tough out as well.

Again, anything can happen. Yes, you have to like LSU's chances. But you also have to remember that the goal is to get there and then hope the chips fall your way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So LSU will not have to face a dangerous team, Rice, in Omaha. And thanks to Ark., another dangerous team, FSU, will not be in Omaha. But it still won't be easy. LSU does, however, have the batters, pitchers, and defense to compete.

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