♦ Tigers On Deck Provides Brand New Baseball Student Section (MUTV)
As Missouri transitions to the Southeastern Conference (SEC), fans know basketball and football are ready for more Southern exposure. Tigers On Deck is trying to make sure baseball fans are ready.
“From my point of view, baseball is our biggest cultural misfit,” Tigers On Deck coordinator Brandon Weiss said. He is one of the founders of the new student fan section at Mizzou baseball games.
Formed on a similar basis as Tiger’s Lair for football games and Zou Crew for basketball games, Tigers On Deck was officially announced on mutigers.com on April 16 and made its debut this past weekend, when the team hosted Kansas State for a three-game home stand.
The group is seated near the away on-deck circle, as the students hope to have a similar effect on opposing batters that a crowd has on a shooter at the free throw line or a quarterback trying to make an audible. Weiss said the “empty stadium” (Taylor Stadium) disturbed him this season, and said he thinks the students are the first ones who can change that.
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“We want 3,000 here for Texas,” Weiss said.
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