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Steve M on 105.7 last night said his start has been pushed back to Saturday. I hope he does well and also helps LSU win the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

I'd prefer that LSU loses this weekend and he saves a few innings for MiL action this summer

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I don't. Why not lose a few minor league innings so the kid can taste what it's like to win a championship.

Isn't that what we want around here? Let him get that big game pedigree now. He might never get a shot to get it again. Yes, he was drafted by us in the first round, but to me it seems very selfish to want him / his team to fail so we can get him in on our farm quicker?

Maybe it's just me...

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I don't. Why not lose a few minor league innings so the kid can taste what it's like to win a championship.

Isn't that what we want around here? Let him get that big game pedigree now. He might never get a shot to get it again. Yes, he was drafted by us in the first round, but to me it seems very selfish to want him / his team to fail so we can get him in on our farm quicker?

Maybe it's just me...

Dang - I'm always on the fence and can see it both ways. Love to have him get with the O's staff and pitch some for us but won't his competition be much better in the CWS especially with the metal bats? However, you can argue that guys drafted are "better" than a collection of (mostly) underclassmen in college. Stony Brook will be like beating a bunch of Yankee fans (ya know NY'ers with an attitude). The next round will be better competition perhaps. As Tiger says, "It is what it is...."

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Last LSU pitcher that we drafted with a high pick got rocked in his next outing after we picked him. Apparently, he was suffering from blister issues (a problem that continued to plague him in the minors and with the Orioles).

MoSt RunS Allowed - College World Series

13, Joe Kazura, New Hampshire vs. Mississippi, 6-9-56 (12-13)

12, Rob Souza, Miami (FL) vs. Cal St. Fullerton, 6-6-84 (5-13)

11, Gayl Bernhardt, Northern Colo. vs. Notre Dame, 6-9-57 (2-23)

11, Ken Kempf, Northern Colo. vs. Southern California, 6-16-58 (1-12)

11, Mike Skane, Holy Cross vs. Michigan, 6-12-62 (4-11)

11, Ben McDonald, LSU vs. Texas, 6-8-89 (7-12)

11, R. A. Dickey, Tennessee vs. Cal St. Fullerton, 6-5-95 (1-11)

11, Patrick Hicklen, Tennessee vs. Georgia, 6-11-01 (19-12)

P.S. - I had to look hard to find this. In the process, I read a fair amount about Ben and also watched some film. I had forgotten how filthy he was when he was right.

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I don't. Why not lose a few minor league innings so the kid can taste what it's like to win a championship.

Isn't that what we want around here? Let him get that big game pedigree now. He might never get a shot to get it again. Yes, he was drafted by us in the first round, but to me it seems very selfish to want him / his team to fail so we can get him in on our farm quicker?

Maybe it's just me...

I don't like LSU. On a somewhat related note, I don't like corn dogs.

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Last LSU pitcher that we drafted with a high pick got rocked in his next outing after we picked him. Apparently, he was suffering from blister issues (a problem that continued to plague him in the minors and with the Orioles).

MoSt RunS Allowed - College World Series

13, Joe Kazura, New Hampshire vs. Mississippi, 6-9-56 (12-13)

12, Rob Souza, Miami (FL) vs. Cal St. Fullerton, 6-6-84 (5-13)

11, Gayl Bernhardt, Northern Colo. vs. Notre Dame, 6-9-57 (2-23)

11, Ken Kempf, Northern Colo. vs. Southern California, 6-16-58 (1-12)

11, Mike Skane, Holy Cross vs. Michigan, 6-12-62 (4-11)

11, Ben McDonald, LSU vs. Texas, 6-8-89 (7-12)

11, R. A. Dickey, Tennessee vs. Cal St. Fullerton, 6-5-95 (1-11)

11, Patrick Hicklen, Tennessee vs. Georgia, 6-11-01 (19-12)

P.S. - I had to look hard to find this. In the process, I read a fair amount about Ben and also watched some film. I had forgotten how filthy he was when he was right.

Hopefully LSU has a different coach than they did when Big Ben pitched for the Tigers. I remember watching him put Ben on the bump every oppotunity he could.

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Hopefully LSU has a different coach than they did when Big Ben pitched for the Tigers. I remember watching him put Ben on the bump every oppotunity he could.

He's gone. From Wiki-

1984-2001 	Skip Bertman 	18 	870-330-3 	.7252002-2006 	Smoke Laval 	5 	210-109-1 	.6582007-present 	Paul Mainieri 	6 	253-118-2 	.678
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