Be sure to check out the drummer at 2:09
After 258 days, it's finally #gameday for @mutigerbaseball!! The road to Omaha starts today! #EmbraceTheUnderdog #PrayForHattiesburg
— Tigers On Deck (@MUTigersOnDeck) February 15, 2013
The road to Omaha starts today for my teammates and I, it's Opening Day! #MIZ #SEC
— Andrew Hohn (@AndrewHohn) February 15, 2013
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— Southern Miss Sports (@USMGoldenEagles) February 15, 2013
♦ Missouri baseball enters first SEC season with stacked pitching rotation (The Maneater)
Knowing that he’d be the No. 1 man to start the season, Zastryzny spent the offseason perfecting his craft.♦ Series is a go despite tornado (Columbia Tribune)
"Yeah, location of the off-speed is what I have been working on a lot, consistency too,” Zastrynzny said. “I know last year I would be like, 'Fastball and curveball are working, got to use that, or fastball-change up.' Now it's kind of like everything is working that's what I had to choose. Now I got some stuff to play with, it's not so predictable anymore...
Eric Anderson: "He looks really good. He's healthy and throwing very well," Jamieson said. "We're tempted, but we're probably going to hold back and wait until next weekend."♦ Missouri baseball counting on new look infield (Columbia Missourian)
Shane Segovia: Segovia, penciled in as a starter on the left side of the infield, will make the trip and might get an at-bat.
Segovia's injury forced Dillon Everett to move from second base to shortstop, with Kendall Keeton, a junior college transfer from Walters State Community College, likely to start at second base. Mike McGraw will start at first and Keaton Steele will start at third for the Tigers.
“The journey begins with a lot of newcomers and a lot of questions,” said head coach Tim Jamieson. “What we want to do is answer those questions. The quicker we answer those questions, the better we play.”
Jamieson’s infield features several highly-touted junior college transfers that, if all goes well, will be the core of the infield. Everett is excited by the experience his new teammates bring to the table...
♦ Tossing back a 40 and Giving Thanks (College Baseball Today)
4- I’m thankful the RPI has changed.♦ MSN to Televise Mizzou Baseball vs. UK May 18 (mutigers.com)
Finally – FINALLY – the college baseball formula emulates the college basketball formula in rewarding road wins. What the hell took so long? Baseball is tougher to win on the road, especially with the considerable amount of travel involved. This was a long time coming. Look, I know the NCAA is made up of smart people, but this makes me question the NCAA’s competence level.
5- I’m thankful there are no more changes to the bats for 2013.
But get back with me in 365 days, I’m sure it’ll change. Either that or a rash of programs will announce they’re moving their fences in… shamefully...
The Mizzou baseball regular season finale against No. 11 Kentucky will be broadcast live by Mizzou Sports Network and Metro Sports, as announced by the Mizzou Department of Athletics Friday (Feb. 15). The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Taylor Stadium on Sunday, May 18.