May 21, 2016|
Hear from Coach Paul Mainieri after the Tigers 5-4 win over the top ranked Florida Gators? Also, is the Rally Possum real?
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap and Jeff Palermo talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap and Jeff Palermo talk LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
WWL’s Kristian Garic, Seth Dunlap talks LSU baseball as the Tigers continue their campaign in the NCAA Baseball Regionals Saturday in Baton Rouge against the Southeastern University Lions with WWL callers.
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What's going on midnight madness here on double coverage. Kim Zimmer master control. Crushing Garrick you review until midnight T about his off television in to leave have been right now. Who knows what he's up to he's probably. I would venture guessed that he might be passed out finally. Just guess. Get ready for the waiting for a sister he's officiating that merits though. Curious on Monday to get reported how that went. But well me too midnight madness as you know. You're familiar with the program. Eighty what talk about. 5042601. Point seven next 87878. New well let's not that's exactly the rules. That matter what you thought about fuel for our work kinda go in the direction of LSU baseball. 54 victory over Florida and I ate big. For the LSU tigers their tenth straight ball in the rattle off the rally possibly is very much real and it do you have a superstitions you have a belief that the rally posthumous I was baseball final four to 601876878. And a few things get too as well in particular. A what do high school senior that was denied. Walking across the state graduation because he has speech here. Now explain here a few minutes it's just. It's a silly I don't know you know this note at teams know each year. Crop a little bit cute you with the times. And I'll explain that here in a couple minutes. Dave on the West Bank. You're on W it will think calling Dave. Into. Well wait until the night with believe it does she. You know all the world. Well I won't be warned loan. Pointing at them and that I can we have better but Clinton is we're optical camera out. Well our way at all. Do all the people that too exhausted to look all the wounded Patrick right but who goes. Well bill we've been battled all. Hope it is absolutely partly but wouldn't board but he was not born with these big problem. Got to walk a lot about people well there it it it you know. But suitable to you bought that it did. On getting back relatively well. The other is doing it. Yeah that's off your radio man turn off your radio date ads won't be able to give you enough time here. Feel that the feedback is is donating more distracting the use that it is beat the go ahead date. The only cruel recruit them. I live radio right here on WW well yet Chris RRC's meet even a less than a. You know obviously back to reasons. That the reason those fees like like last year and you're able ordered at all well minorities god. Back cataloged it you know and and it. The use can't. And our collective movement toward unity shall give me bloated. And what a big disappointment applause. That. Dave are you really don't tell me this are you really don't try to sell me this. Are you really got to try to sell me on the idea that Ellison baseball chokes. Not well. They had you about what you like is. How to they choke when they make it to the college you'll surged to Sri years. How's that Joseph let me let me let me let me just educate you are okay Dave let me let me just spare you. A bit of and and I'm sure supplies listening going all right fresh argument future but now on my future. Let's leave despair you little bit gave. Trying to educate. LSU baseball hasn't choked when you make it to the college World Series. You don't joke. Because you're playing in the regional and super regional. And you're beating teams go back and look this is not a choke job now what I'll tell you in terms of LSU baseball. In the college World Series gave in those that might be wondering. It's not that they're choking it's that they're not necessarily. Feel the wind. An old ball and not too many teams are this all goes back to. These West Coast teams trying to eliminate the big gorilla ball and it's at TD Ameritrade park out there and all all. That is gigantic it's cavernous each huge still a team like LSU who relies. A little bit more so in the years prior to this year where they manufacture more runs. They've been aggressive. With the hit and run with stolen bases but going back to the last couple years it's not a choke job this much is it is the way the LSU team is constructed. Now whether you agree with that or not it's entirely in a different conversation however because how big in cavernous that park is. They're not constructed the right way to win those gains because they're not up to kick. A pitching centric team here last a few years I know use your colleague only Christian. They had Austin Knoll are Erin elections they only hill how they've not construct that way. Well first off. You gotta have some luck in that is well you also have a have a deep bullpen which LSU has lacked over the last 45 years even though. They made it to the college World Series let's be honest. Now it's not a matter of just joking it's a matter of going to a ballpark they're not necessarily suited for LSU coach Paul and Mary has alluded to that. Several times because. 00 ball that was hit that a power alleys and an SEC stadium or in. The box would be a home run in TD Ameritrade it's a very long fly ball out. And that has been a huge difference for the LSU tigers. In TD Ameritrade park and a lot of it is at the behest of these West Coast teams. That one play small ball that had the pitching deconstruct their teams right away if you wanna if you wanna critique anything critique the idea that Ellis you may be. Has it conform to the way College Baseball is going ultimately in constructing teams that have a pitching. Depth and have. A team that might be like looking at UCLA their team batting average a few years ago it was like 230. Or something like that well below 300 but they had great pitching. Same thing last year when TCU beat LSU and knock them out of the college World Series they had great pitching more so than they had great hitting. Great pitching always beats. Great hitting at every level of baseball from youth. High school college and pro ball it's the way the team is constructed. And if you wanna classify LSU rate recently as a team. That hasn't conform to the way College Baseball and play with about rule changes. In the new ball where you get a little more juice not a not not as much he used to and that's why Ellis she was winning college World Series at the college World Series if years ago. Our decade and a half ago its because the gorilla ball error was alive and well and LSU just recruited people and out beat teams in twelfth attain. Fifteen and nine in that range because they can out hit everybody. But this is not a matter of choking. When the game is online it UT choke you lose in the regional if he choked you lose in the super regional. And when LSU has gone two straight college World Series it's hard to say that they choke in particular. With his team they've won ten in a row you don't choke when note when you want in a row. In particular India Southeastern Conference that could potentially. Play seven tournament teams in the NC double a baseball tournament. I don't know how anybody would wanna say and LSU team is gonna choke it's just my opinion it's just my thoughts there. I got off a little bit of attention but guess what it's the way ultimately goes because. I have an exception aren't taking exception to the idea that L should baseball. Has choked in the past the line up against competition that is more suited to play it TD Ameritrade park and the college World Series. Than they are Dave I'll bring you back on W into 88. Yeah. More weapons that do the morning news. Are you from Portland. With a supportive and very ma. Don't obviously when you go under. Because of that we shouldn't. Well in the capital programs do well we won that. National chair is way it will be at all and I agree accomplishment would. Or 401. Wow well this picture when it. The championship Steve in a row is a relative term SEC championships. A Levin in the school's history indeterminate eleven SEC team to. Eight by far and away leads the Southeastern Conference they've won sixteen regular season SEC championships. What more do you want this all comes down expectation. I don't understand. Why. You're so critical of this hellish baseball team because there are probably. I'd venture a guess forty or fifty. That would love to have the success year ran in year out of LSU baseball. In terms of not winning a national championship well when they say championships means conference titles. In the east regional championships in the super regional championships it doesn't always mean schools are not going to set themselves up. And nor should date. For the notion that the expectation should be Pollack World Series or boss. It's just a silly silly. Proposition is set up because you're gonna fail more often than not you're not gonna make the college World Series or go to the college World Series you're to a barbecue. And that and that's OK look I understand it when you get their LSU fans I'd been there at all walk I've been. Out there win the tigers were there and LSU fans come out in droves. And think a lot their population that ball park with the expectation of the tigers. Are going to win when Alec tell you though is that it's a different day and aids a different era of College Baseball. It's not skip Berkman and as an apartment in the nineties and the early two thousands when they were able to match five home runs in the championship game. Warm Morse hits the home run in with you know two outs left to go in the ninth inning. And I don't care my facts are necessarily on the money there if it was that situation but my point is that. They're not constructed the same way it's all past that do with the leveling. Of the playing field in College Baseball that brought on a different brand of ball these days. In the in the college ranks whether you like it or not but don't classify it I don't buy it. As it choke job I buy it as as leveling the playing field because you look at the scholarship across. The ones you want baseball. Everybody's on more level playing field they can't offers many scouts I think 13 of the college players. And LSU baseball players and LSU on scholarship but may in the end up being less than nothing. Maybe 25%. So you're seeing. A different day and age so don't get caught up its counter intuitive Dave. To think that this is they choked job more so than it is just an absolute less leveling of the playing field. For the LSU tigers in baseball in general in college age is the way it goes. Tim argue whispers of things in my year. What are you saying there what he's cracked it might make it wouldn't say it was earlier on Allan Houston the most used in the last five on a beach. Yeah I mean come on the same at their choking issues I think amid a bit misguided Dave I'll argument. I Anderson and I appreciate you calling but my point is that. Tell you caught up in the hatred don't get caught up in the expectation. That L issue is going to be an all on every year every time they go little ball. That they should win the college World Series it's on fair expectation partly right into the idea. That LSU football should win the national championship every year either RES teach him to. You know every year either so. Just temper your enthusiasm temper your expectations just a bit in the joy the rock I gave this tremendous. Accomplishment for this year on. Ellis you've baseball team in what they've done it rattle off him in a row they've won six penalize him by one run. That speaks to a very. Poor east baseball team. You don't win six out of ten analysts your poison was yet players that are very confident. And they're playing. Well beyond their years so that bodes well if you think about choking and guess what does that team that's making Iraq a little bit that might not show now quote unquote. Next year and the year after when they're expected realistically. To make a run at the NCAA tournament in home law they've just. I cautioned to step back look it look at it from a different angle. Choking. In the description thereof. As of very easy low hanging fruit. That's. It's easy to craft that argument because it comes from people that mole ultimately. Don't have any other ammunition. To craft an argument double coverage here on W deployments back. I've fared tonight hang out with the man good victory for real. Tonight by the forward. Florida and meant the good ball game. If you like College Baseball. Some don't some do it but for me I I prefer the college game we'll worry MLB for a number of reasons which I don't mean to right now but. Five before Ellis you've taken scheme one or two did you look at it. Over Florida and other trying to get that warning went threshold maybe get a foresee the top four seed. And the SEC tournament but 1810 now on the army in the conference schedule. The heels who tigers pinellas should be spoken with pulmonary. Visiting with bill Franken is on the heels Sports Radio network after the he would file to listen. We're joined now by LSU coach Allman area for the Dow Chemical coaches interviewed. And coach there was another one of those classic vintage Alex box stadium skipper men feel minds. Just fantastic game that featured a lot of drama. And in the end the tigers come through Kramer Robertson with state. Game winning RBIs in the bottom of the eighth inning on me close valves and give the tigers the victory but does so much happened in between but a great start this series for your club. You know I just came from my office build attempted to interview with humans and Tommy threw it mean again I think that's one of my favorite when we had nine or ten years marvell Hugh. And I know what he meant because stadium which is often yeah it was so electric it was so loud the fans were in and on every pitch they were they were. They were willing our kids to get the job done at the end. And a bit doesn't believe in the power of ballot box stadium in the magic of Ellis hugest president experience. Oh works you can take the spears this university bottle and light of the universe as far as I'm concerned. It was it was a great victory. For young man you know this team has continued to grow up. You know we played perfect remember early misplayed too as well put her in the game you know he's very often. It wasn't perfect but he played hard they hustled. You know they competed. And in back down from a talent and those arms that they were thrown. Again that's out there and I really outstanding and it must hit it very easy etiquette or 94 miles an hour and that he breaking ball. And and somehow we found a way to get these things that while it against them. We had a clutch hit here in the in the it bottom of the eight by Kramer once you know how many times he's come through course when we needed it. And then we made in that it's under new one out in the ninth inning in his made unbelievable pitch bathroom we've hit so. It was a great team victory. Eight and be you know one team in the country great when it's beat it with weird is in the season with the state. The hands of the growth of this team destroyed. My effective treatments and is one of my favorite when we hadn't in years and the the way you describe the whole team effort also epitomizes the way that your O'Shea competed for the would that pretty bleak early injured touting the man as he always does he fights back in GT six and it. He does have that kind from bill you know he you know I don't mean that in a negative way towards them. He just has been found nectar ingredient. That doesn't give and this is wise as a coach you believe in the certain player because. You know that when most kids would just throw in the white count because my nine things are going my way. Here just keep battling titan spine in the way he did. And next thing you knew the company's completed fifth inning if you need to do to ballgame and you just get so much credit to his right here you know he he doesn't have the arms during some of the other guys that we talk it's you know denies that there's the other team. And he gave his team the chance to win and I just love them. And offensively as he Citibank doubtful it's a col Freeman. This guy's been on apparently played again use the rules or you Clinton scored three times did he get he drove Enron. Also reached on law and atop the order freely and to planet's combined for seven hits. Too RBIs and runs scored so 91 and two very prominent and draw opens tonight and he realizes that scares at seven hits between him at the top of the order that. Col Freeman has just been unbelievable worth following year. You know during the fall practice I hope they keep it over 200 now has been over 300 minutes unbelievable spark plug worth. Obviously this double in the left field corner was used moment. Reminded me so much of the ball. You know with him against Florida back in 2011. When he scored Mikey mocked up from first base in the bottom of the union members area attorney and imports we couldn't hold nine innings than you and Serena and we ended up losing one run game portable in the country at that time as well. And when I thought that I as the you know that that that feels like the age of let's hope that the ending with a little effect different this time and that turned out to be that way. You guys are right back here on the field starting the game in the bottom of the third inning scores tied at zero. I have a runner on base and col Freeman and want to planet is at the plate with a 32 count one out. So will will continue from that point when that game is over to come back at 330 and play a seven inning game. So it's a final pitch of the regular season a lot of drama will be involved and and the what you guys are going to be excited to get back out here. Yeah you don't see that every day you know it does as a game in this third inning with a runner on base and a full count on the better. Obviously it's been well done a minute why are in that position bill in this. It was so disappointing last thing I just thought Alex warning without thinking magnificent it that was as good as he has thrown all year he was so crisp as commander of his fastball and beautiful and this curve ball was breaking and I just I can dominate the gamers did and conversely. I thought hitters really do whatever good job against who have been story that we didn't have much to show reported that point we hit a ball lot of balls hard. And day Logan was I don't feel like he was really on top of his game and I thought and it several times plus summer for continuity when we coached there. He's in great competitor but I felt good about work it through to a to a making it rained out last just so disappointed. To but now you know it is what it is yet to pick it up and who have the figure will reduce pitching wise to get through hopefully fix innings there than seven inning game in game two. It's going to be unique David. As they told the players you know this has. You know why we work hard every day is why we get up early lift weights and conditioning go to school and everything to have nights like tonight. Now what we need to do is go home get some rest it's time to be this complete because. The players are going to be out here at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning while we're ready for this 11 o'clock game. And it's the last day of the season I'd like say the 56 game but it's not the fifties the 55 in fifth and sixth game. But it's going to be a fleet that get out here early. Williams has the same energy and we that'll feel more like we did today. Our courage grit win tonight look forward to seeing you in the morning I think Bill Belichick put Paul and Mary were the following a 54 victory over Florida. As the tigers. LSU 54. Win over Florida and twelve hits for the tigers. Aided by three errors from Florida Reno let. There are going to be some it's a year and a wall Ellis she got lucky it's Florida and Cuba for yours. There rollers and emits them and say. The Alex box. Mystique is real. I would be on the back in that argument. I've seen enough gains at the box. And oh that it's very very very real to see teams very good teams. Come in the box. It struggle defensively. Oklahoma exactly right him a few years ago they had a number one pick in the draft who was that picture price David who wasn't. They came in I think it was a super regional. Panicking and it that a box one best teams in the country. And they've melted. At the box because of those. Because those errors I think it was Sam Houston State a couple years ago. That was playing above their head and then he got in prime time they got that frontal lights. And on box stadium in melted. It just has away though we've during the team's. I don't know I don't know that I can explain it I don't know that I no other reason for all of the in. There's just tremendous pressure. And it goes back to. He goes back to the ol' Al box honestly mean it just has a way of teams that. Aren't used to seeing. Him. An 111000. People at a College Baseball being you. And it just makes teams a little on owner. And that's a very real factor he saw tonight reporting even though. Florida's not a stranger come with a box but those players. That meeting were freshman when he went to junior stated experience. In Chile your out there in the field in the field that. Very combustible. Fueling. What the box rains it's hard to quantify that it's horrid. To replicate and as much as teams I remember is much these wanna you know try to. You know give their teams ready for. You know headed into a series LSU I remember going. As a senior. In high school. A little different but at the same time. Very similar. As a senior baseball player to a Florida high school we went to pleasure ridge park PRP. High school who worthy like three time defending state champions who played him in the semi finals that year. 1996. And went there and our coach didn't do a great job of telling us what to expect. Creek. And put in currently in terms of the saints. And what in in what the environment oh it was him. And and I can tell you as a player guys that played third base in that game. Aggregate out there watching them in pregame warmups. Come up he RP. And those that might be from up there that it may be listened right now you do PR he has there one of the most successful programs. In the state of Kentucky history. Devastation at Fort Knox that went to Europe now with the apartheid school I was my doubt stationed at Fort Knox so. The RP though. You come out and they're doing all kinds of razzle dazzle there warm ups I mean it looked like a college team and we were sitting there. And work good team we were the number one team number two team in the state and north park high school that time. In 96 we have we have had a historic season for that for the eyes school and we go to PRP. And they're doing all kinds of crazy things and infield practice pregame warmups and it just look routinely look methodically look robot. And Arab looking across the dugout that day. And go on her and it's over what I win this game because we were mesmerized. By the mystique of PR EP. We were mesmerized by the way that they took in field. And it's the same thing applies real issue we and that Kit Bond and make team and that semi state. Semi finals of the state tournament. We that it can bomb like thirteen one of them like that because we never recovered from the pressure that comes with playing an opinion. Same thing applies at the box. Teams just have that. Have that sub conscious feeling where they don't quite understand it they don't know what it is. But playing against LSU at the boxed in on a Friday night has a very real. Feeling of pressure in teams wilt under it just and it's one of those venues where you just go man I don't know I don't know how they did it. Even if they're not as talented as the only team that their plan it it is evident ability. Double coverage here on W well enough about. But if you texted me at age 7870. You misty about so alive trust me today that her on Friday night. Coming up failed to baseball. It's always nice to have disputed one. At some color to well speaking of beards. Andrew Jones of Levy high school. Ardea straight earned straight days and in high school and was awarded a football scholarship at Southeastern University. He was only graduate. Program. As student of the year the public school officials. Poured him from walking across the stage. On Wednesday. Because he had a goatee. Officials also. The police captain count. I. So Jones was a little bit thrown off saying he was he had facial hair for all four years. No one had a problem before he says even though. The clean shaven rule had been on the books. He says. They hair on my face has nothing do with the school. Some other students shape their beards and were allowed to participate. So my question is. Should a neat. Are the school alternately at just say. Why why why rob this skated. Heeding his high school diploma. Is it worth a few. Facial hairs. To fight this argument as to how somebody can look even though it's on the books but yet you allow it you're a little bit lax in. Letting him walk across states to get high school his high school diploma. Where have we gone where were gonna fight we're gonna digger heals him. Can fight this battle. Wire we back. Why are we that. Emotional about facial hair he goes back tattoos it goes back to a couple of things. But why are we gonna dig our heels in as a public school or as a private school in particular that matter. As a school district. Why would you. Wanna fight a player. And student. Student athlete so so to speak. From getting his. Diploma in high school because he has a goatee. I mean think about how absurd that is in today's day and age where. Facial hair so common. It's much more accepted. Than it used to be I remember growing up at my high school where. It wasn't that it was against the rules it was just frowned upon. People thought that you were a little bit of a scoundrel perhaps because yet facial hair. Give me a break I mean this is this is silly to me to think that high school would prevent. A student who. Was the student of the year. Are at least in the program for being student of the year. From getting his diploma. Is the student wrong here are the high school wrong for preventing him from getting his diploma. You can weigh in at 504260187868787. I tend. Decided with a student here. We want look I had a sixteen year old he's get right to be a senior next year they was his last day of his two. And he can't grow facial aired this cousy has reached that point yet but he did so why. Let them like what does it hurt while we so. Hell bent on. Presenting that image that he got a clean cut wholesome and that's the judgment. That's how we judge people as if they don't have feature because guess what he corporate America you've seen guys on TV these days. On the radio and other media markets in other jobs. CEOs. That are rocket appeared to Iraq and facial hair so why are we so worried about. It's high school student that choose to express himself. By grown a goat tee and then we're gonna limit him we're gonna say no you're not graduating. We're taking away your cap and down because you have facial hair. I understand rules and all the rules guy honestly I'm one of those guys it's like art if it's all of books hey. You go live with fine. But I do think that there are exceptions. There are things that ego as an organization he says is it worth causing this much of a star. Is it worth causing this much of of a dilemma no it's nah. Of that high school to pick that battle with that student is silly for me. It's his own. In. I look at it from a parent's perspective. And I say. OK if it wasn't in force until graduation. Will that aren't you being hypocritical. Aren't you being a bit. Myopic in the way you concern yourself with Powell a graduation. Goes down because you don't have forced it to this school year yet come graduation time. It's dog and pony show. You wanna sit there and tell my student Mikey. That he can't have a goatee your beard. Because all eyes draw you there graduation time. Either enforce it. Our bill and that's how I am with the rules. Like I mentioned pummel rule guy. If that's what the regulations say fine but he can't force it you cannot enforce it. At your convenience yet in force at all the time if you will let them do it. In game one of the school year. You gotta be will let them do it in day 181. Of the school. Don't tell me that come graduation time that this kid. Can't have a goatee when you a lot of to have it all year long. And you pilots and go well it's facial hair one crucial why he's been that much summer because the principal of the matter it's ultimately about. The idea that notion that somebody can't express themselves. And year as a more importantly. More importantly. As a school district you're taken this stance that you don't want facial hair when you're not militant forces. When it matters the most and then come time for it to really matter again. You decide to take its hardline stance it's not fair hypocritical for the student. Of forced a boy for great head in picky when you're on. W to a hate that. Okay I'm I'm just listened to their hours earlier today. Com and you know I really feel that visual. War. Being without a doubt it from. Yeah bird. But look at that role grant him a thing yeah appliance program. Will be cared that there are no perjury. Or describe the confidence that do that there's where are years where all are grateful for years that it would rather gradual. There's sure they're there and war. Duty. That the rule though or using. Yeah Robin this kid I know for me I'm outside of college diploma. And your high school Paula was pretty damn special. Our it was pretty significant. In particular in a region in this state where high school diplomas are perhaps maybe. More celebrated in college one's in Iraq and is scared of the idea of walking across the stage. Over some facial hair over a goatee. I mean Q media rate while we fight next as as a school district. Don't you have bigger things to worry about that some high school kid walking across the stage. And those can achieve their duties. Other beards because they thought you we're gonna enforce it. Maybe they use companies that they that this student in particular didn't. I encourage my son. Like I mentioned that sixteenth going to be a senior pictures in the seven team August. I encourage him to express so. By the way. If he wants to grow beard fine he can't be won at 21. It's what you eat your frog go. I just question society goes back to conversation at last night. We're too easily offended thanks for the call violated. With too easily offended or upset because nobody wants to conform. To rules when may be our rules are a bit antiquated. Maybe they're a bit archaic. As to what we expect society that out of individuals in general. Wrapping this thing appear on vehicles though. I winding down here on double coverage. 6361. Other students made a choice to shape when they had the option he refused and they offered the option to shape before the ceremony yet they welcome to adulthood did he have a if you gonna set a rule of slightly impaired if you're gonna set a rule. And stick by the rule. Don't deviate from old manager a year convenience. Kim Zimmer master control what's going up tomorrow meant for the national I'll always have a national armed force Thursday and on national learn how to end it. National armed forces day. Simplify. Salutes all via armed forces members or audience and those that are. Serving right now broad. Behind Allen national or harassment days. That is correct OK so learn how to swim I don't know for me I. Kind of just jumpin. At a facility swimming lessons about him that you. He takes them lessons I just remember jump and just like yeah yeah it was like all right float these are gone the umps women you know anyway. RL SU baseball tomorrow 1045 pre game. And that resumption of game one. Of that series that got rained out last night at 11 o'clock first pitch and then following that. It's game three of the finale between LSU orderly tigers took it tonight five before Kim Zimmer master control. Great job as always the back on Monday. From eight to midnight he doubled back I want to hear how he. Married his sister well officiated the wedding of his sister. And by the BC have a good weekend simplify om op.