Sunday, February 25, 2007

Rebels Drop First Series of the Year

The Ole Miss baseball team wrapped up a very disappointing weekend this afternoon as they dropped the final two games in the series to Wright State. I have only seen a couple of games this year in person, but have listened to most on the radio. This team has got a long way to go if they are going to compete at the same rate they have done the past two years. There is one main problem with this team: HITTING. Ole Miss is getting runners on base, but can not bring them home. Some of the players many fans were relying to bring runs home are not connecting at the plate. This has frustrated many fans and I am sure it is extremely frustrating to head coach Mike Bianco.

Baseball is a game, where the season is long and the pitches are many, the problem with Ole Miss fans at this point is that they are living and dieing with every pitch. Ole Miss baseball has become hot with fans over the past couple of years, and there are alot of "new" fans to the game. Many of these fans are treating this team like a football season or team, in their approach to cheering and criticizing the team. All these "new" baseball fans need to realize these type things happen in baseball no matter at the major, minor, or collegiate level, hitters go through slumps and the seasons are long.

I am in agreement that Ole Miss has alot of improvement to do with it's hitting, but I am not ready to jump ship. As a matter of fact, I am so far away from being concerned about our hitting woes. As the season progresses Bianco will find 9 players on our team that can hit. So for now, just sit back, relax, enjoy non-SEC play and call me when SEC play comes around in the next couple of weeks. At that point we will see if this team has what it takes to make another run for postseason success