Re: Who Will win the College World Series?
The Oregon State Beavers will repeat as Champs because they have the strongest will to win.
Yes, that's not a stat, but it's a real element of sports.
If the opposing pitcher is giving up just one run, the Beavers pitchers will give up none.
If the opposing team is scoring 7 runs against the Beavers pitchers, the Beavers will find a way to score 8 runs.
They do whatever it takes to win.
The REDS lack these type of players. You've seen them before...Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Chris Sabo, Tom Browning, Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr..
Edwin Encarnacion and Brandon Phillips looks like this type of player. Harang is, too. Weathers is.
Update: The Beavers have outhit Arizona State 17-2 through 6 innings. That's steppin' up.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."
Last edited by Eric_Davis; 06-19-2007 at 12:07 AM.