Although the season is over, I would be happy to keep writing on TitanCentral.com if everyone wants that.
I am not playing summer ball, instead I am helping coach the Titan Baseball
Camps for the second consecutive year. However I still talk to some of the
players throughout the summer, including Chad and Darric online, so I can try
and update how certain players are doing.
As for the drafted guys, I can tell you what I hear. I think I know who is
leaving and who is staying, but I probably should just keep that to myself
until I find out for sure.
Obviously the seniors are generally going to sign. I am almost positive Mike
Nunez is going to sign with the Yankees, but I will find out for sure very
soon. I do not believe Jon Smith will sign. He has a very nice summer
internship lined up and I think that is taking precedence.
I do not have much to say about the end of the series. I still feel we lost to
an inferior opponent, but for some reason we just don't beat Stanford. In the
3 years I have been here, they have beaten us 10 out of the 12 games, including
all 3 in the CWS. I am rooting for the Cardinal tomorrow however, purely
because of my west coast biased. But we wont get started about that, the west
was very strong this year and showed that in the CWS.
For those that went to Omaha, thank you for the support. I hope you enjoyed
the whole series, I know our whole team did. The last week has been the most
exciting time of my life. I know it is different for me because I have
followed college baseball religiously for about a decade, but Omaha is really
I am not sure how many people heard about our plane ride home, but I will end
this diary with that.
We left Omaha at 3:00 traveling to Dallas. When we arrived in Dallas we found
out we had missed our connecting flight. Luckily we got another flight,
leaving Dallas at 7:15. Unfortunately, bad weather kept our plane from taking
off for nearly 5 hours. We sat in the plane the entire time, including
spending an hour at the runway. Because of the delay, we were rerouted from
John Wayne to LAX.
So the trip home was pretty bad. I guess that wrapped up a disappointing series
for our team. I want to thank all of you who ask questions and respond on the
board, I know it makes my job a little easier.
If people are interested I would be glad to help speculate on lineups for next
year, I like doing things like that. I do not know who our incoming freshman
are yet, I am sure I will meet them over the summer.
So thank you everyone who supported the Titans throughout the year. Enjoy the
summer and we will see you next year.