The Throwback: Mr. Nasty

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Dawg Post Publisher Dean Legge tells the story of Josh Fields and his journey to the College World Series in 2006 as well as his road to the major leagues in today's Throwback Story of the Day.

When Josh Fields went all the way to Omaha last summer to try to help Georgia win its first baseball national title since 1990, it was something he had been thinking about for a long time.

But when the junior got to Nebraska, there was someone he couldn't stop thinking about: his grandfather.

"I wish he could have been there to watch us last year – I thought about that a lot," he said.

Fields' grandfather died in December of 2005, and what made it particularly difficult for Fields, who is a spiritual person, was that his late grandfather was the first of his four grandparents to pass away.

"He came to watch me play a lot in 2005," said Fields. "I really wish that he could have been to see us last season. I wish he could have been there to see us scratch and claw through the Regionals, and to make it to the College World Series."

When Josh Fields went all the way to Omaha last summer to try to help Georgia win its first baseball national title since 1990, it was something he had been thinking about for a long time. But when the junior got to Nebraska, there was someone he couldn't stop thinking about: his grandfather.

"I wish he could have been there to watch us last year – I thought about that a lot," he said.

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