Friday, July 3, 2009

Mizzou Baseball Quotes: Senne, Big Hits & A Fine Line

Senne likely to turn down Twins (
It looks like Rochester native Aaron Senne will go back to school instead of signing with the Twins.

The former Mayo star was taken by the Twins in the 32nd round of the baseball draft over two weeks ago.

Senne says the Twins' current contract offer is lower than he expected, and will go back to Missouri for his senior season, unless the Twins up the offer.

This is the second time Senne has turned down the Twins. Three years ago, he was taken by Minnesota out of high school but chose to play college baseball.

Also see video HERE (showing Senne as a pitcher in high school)

■'s hits per month (translation: how many people visit this website) have been steadily climbing since switching to the Blogger platform. And oddly enough, my June hit total was 26% more than May – even though the Tigers' season the season ended on May 31st.

I thank RockMNation in part because my Counter software tells me that I get more referrals from RockMNation than I do from Google or any other site.

So thanks to the guys at RockMNation for the lift. And thanks to all the faithful followers of for making this all worth the trouble.

■ I generally avoid posting much stuff on MU's Big 12 opponents. I have plenty to do just keeping up with the Tigers. Let some crazed Jayhawk fan waste his time blogging on

But, the Daily Texan has a pretty good [and entirely objective] profile titled Garrido unmatched on 40 acres. A sample:
Imagine Yoda coaching college baseball, but without the green skin and at least 4 feet taller.

He would watch from the dugout, waiting for the perfect opportunity to share his endless wisdom. Wisdom sometimes related to baseball. Equal parts philosopher and tactician, Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido is the Yoda of college baseball, constantly stressing the spiritual aspect of a game better known for superstitions.

And he can’t quite put a finger on where his unique coaching style came from. He has continually grown in his 41 years of coaching college baseball. He doesn’t have one great influence guiding him; instead, he remembers a pearl of wisdom from his mother that helped shaped his coaching style.

“She told me, ‘There is a mighty fine line between philosophy and bullshit. . . ”

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