Originally posted by Thebear612: I read it twice... Tgraff's first post deserves to be "Tomahawked"...
It will be. The first ever SBOMB thread to be Tomahawked too.
That's good. It's a terrific testimonial to the A of SB and FSU.
Posted on 6/5 10:17 AM | IP: Logged
For all the kind words about our team and to those who listened to the broadcasts...it is greatly appreciated.
As an aside, when you go back through the years, there are always the "what if's"...I think the #1 "what if" that I will always have was the Tulane-FSU. meeting that never materialized in the 1999 Super Regionals.
Tulane was a #1 seed that year with 44 wins and our lineup was arguably the best in the history of the school. Led by the career HR record holder at Tulane, Chad Sutter (now our pitching coach), the Wave hit a school record 128 HRs (our 9 hole hitter hit 20), and this was the first year after the bats were changed to -3.
Thanks to our AD at the time (name not worth mentioning), who had absolutely no foresight that the great fans of Tulane Baseball could not support a regional (which we found out 2 years later was ludicrous), we were shipped to Auburn for the regionals...in the opening game, we had a 3 run lead in the 9th inning with an All-Amercan closer on the mound against the Winthrop Eagles...the first batter reached on an error by our 1st baseman and 3 runs later, we went to extras, only to lose in the 11th. We had to come out of the losers bracket, just like you guys did this weekend, on the road...we proceed to eliminate NC St and Winthrop, and have to beat Auburn twice in one day...after beating them 7-5 in the first game, we were out of pitching, and they basically outscored us in the second game ending our season, and ending a potential SR matchup at Dick Howser against the Seminoles...one I am convinced would have gone down as one of the best SR's of all time. between 2 GREAT teams playing at the top of their game. Sad that we'll never know.
Posted on 6/5 12:17 PM | IP: Logged
TGraff - wonderful comments! Thanks for your graciousness. My first cousin, Bryan Brown, was a two-time MVP at Tulane and I believe also went to Jesuit. He still lives in NO, and I'll be with him (and his wife and kids) at the beach in a month (to rag him over our victory, particularly since I recall him beating us twice in Tally with game winning hits back in the early 90's ....once when we were ranked #1 in the country). He handled one of our top pitchers at the time, Gar Finnvold, with ease. I wonder if you remember Brian. He was drafted by the BoSox, made it to the AAA and then had some injuries that caused him to call it a career. His first roommate was Aaron Sealey in single A ball with the Sox.
Posted on 6/5 8:38 PM | IP: Logged
What a wonderful thread to read, and you have no idea how this just made my day!