It's hard for college baseball coaches to get big-time national exposure.
So for LSU coach Paul Mainieri, his trip to Chicago may end up being priceless when you consider the exposure he got on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
Besides getting to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame'' during the seventh inning stretch, Mainieri got to hang around and talk to the Cubs announcers on a WGN game. On a Sunday. When baseball fans with cable watch the Cubs game.
Mainieri got to talk about LSU players and former players. And while baseball recruiting isn't the same as football or basketball, exposure is exposure and with a national title and some more national TV exposure, it's good to be Paul Mainieri.