Re: Alabama Crimson Tide
Oregon is a great offensive team, but--as last year's Rose Bowl showed--a strong defense can stymie them. And their defense is bad enough to cost them a game before the season is over.
Alabama has some weaknesses but they are easily the best team in the country. I think there are several teams that could beat them given the right circumstances, but they are the clear favorite against anybody in that BCS Championship Game.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Ohio State stumble somewhere before the end of the year, but if they go unbeaten they will be deserving of their spot in the title game. The way people interpret the results of the possible matchup between Ohio State and Alabama will be unfortunate, because it has nothing to do with this being Ohio State team being weak and overrated; Alabama is just that much better...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."