Posts Tagged ‘College World Series’
Vision Accomplished: Arizona Wildcats’ run to College World Series gives hope to those who dare to planMonday, June 11th, 2012
They say if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. The point being, we have no idea what the future holds so to make grandiose plans and assume everything will go exactly how we want is an exercise in futility.
But sometimes – every once in a while – a plan works perfectly. Exhibit A: the 2012 Arizona Wildcats baseball season.
Diamond Times: 33 years of Pac-10 baseball history, standings, College World Series and championshipsMonday, July 4th, 2011
The Pac-12 is 234 years and 362 days younger than the United States.
Sounds like the perfect time to break down the Pac-10’s baseball history!
The Arizona State Sun Devils just completed a historic run at the College World Series.
They became the first #1 overall seed to go winless.
The CWS is tough. ASU will just have to give it another go next year…the 30th anniversary of the Devils’ last national championship.
Thirty years is a long time. Can you truly be considered a national power if you haven’t won a championship in three decades?
The ASU baseball program is certainly powerful. Going to Omaha 11 times in 29 years is impressive. But when you look at the teams that have been equally successful since 1981, something is missing for the maroon and gold.
There’s something strange about this year’s college baseball tournament bracket.
Half of the 16 regionals feature a Pac-10 team.
It is very possible we will never see this again. But at the same time, with the exception of Oregon, each of this year’s Pac-10 participants has been in the tournament within the past two years. Even the odd men out, USC (2005) and Washington (2004), have made recent appearances.
Maybe this is just the result of a good baseball league becoming great.
Here is what each Pac-10 team is up against as it tries to survive and advance: