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Baseball at CU

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by Waldo, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    With the move to the PAC when does CU bring baseball back?

    Before buffson was a buff I had a customer in Denver that was a big time supporter of the program (Flatiron Club Member) and a former baseball player in the days of CU baseball.

    He passed away before buffson got his scholly but he did have Slick start recruiting him after his soph year in HS

    This needs to be done so we can add a baseball forum to AB

    I know just not enough revenue to offset the cost but TBD would love to see it.
     
  2. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I really want a baseball team. I would probably drop my share of season tickets for the rockies to come and watch the buffs play baseball.
     
  3. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I would rather have a football team.
     
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  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    :lol:this... aww i made myself sad :cry:
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Ugh. I'd rather have a hockey team. I know there are some die-hard baseball guys, but I've never been able to figure out how we would compete in the sport. Colorado's not really known for it's talent, and it's hard to practice during the winter months here due to the weather.
     
  6. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Thing is Colorado actually has a TON of good baseball talent
     
  7. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Seriously? Shows how well I follow it. I never hear about any local kids getting drafted.

    I still would rather have hockey dammit.
     
  8. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I'd rather have a hockey, soccer, water polo, swimming & diving, or field hockey team.
     
  9. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    This guy got drafted.


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  10. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    no mud rasseling?
     
  11. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    No.
     
  13. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Dude grew up just a few blocks away from me too. He lived on the good side of Arvada though. I lived on the ****** side. :lol:
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We need something going on in the spring. Baseball would be nice. Frankly, it would help us a bit with football recruiting because there are a number of guys who want to play both. I'd really like lacrosse, too.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I can't believe we haven't talked about this yet. great thread.
     
  16. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  17. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Bring back Irv Brown as coach!
     
  18. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yeah Colorado has tons of talent. Thing is though, you hear more about kids from Texas and California on the national stage because from the time the kids in Texas/California are 5 or 6, they are on monthly try out, superstar teams where as in CO, the kids are located geographically. If Colorado put together a super star team to play tournament ball, we could hang with anyone but unfortunately, Colorado doesn't take sports as seriously as they do in Texas and California so it's unlikely to happen.
     
  19. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Wrestling, Lacrosse & Hockey.
     
  20. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    I would love to see baseball, but it's not happening. They would have to build new facilities (and probably matching ones for softball). That is millions of dollars that the AD does not have right now.
     
  21. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    They do. It's called the Cherry Creek Connie Mack team. Burt Chevrolet used to field one as well, don't know if they still do.

    We had 3 first round draft picks on our Connie Mack team after my senior season only one of them was from Creek (Matt Brunson - the other two were Jayson Peterson and Scott Elarton). We had probably 60% of the team get drafted.

    There is plenty of talent in CO to field one good college team. Probably not enough for two, though.
     
  22. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Connie Mack is still around in Colorado? Must not be very big anymore in Colorado like Little League. I always saw the superstar teams from California and Texas and Florida in Triple Crown tournaments in Steamboat and Omaha, never a Connie Mack team though.
     
  23. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    a team of allstars from colorado could not hold a team of allstars from california's jock. sorry tini.

    that being said, i would move back to colorado if CU got a baseball team.
     
  24. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yes it would. easily.
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sorry, tini, but you're wrong. CA has 7 times our population and weather that allows a lot more baseball practice.

    We could definitely pull in enough players from in-state to help, but we would rely heavily on talent from CA, TX and AZ to make it work (plus the JUCO ranks).
     
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    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    yeah, because there are 1,980 players in the bigs from california, colorado 85...
     
  27. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yes but Colorado has some really good baseball talent. I saw all star teams when I played beat the all star teams from California and Texas regularly.
     
  28. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i'm not arguing whether colorado has some good baseball talent, they do. i'm arguing that you somehow thinking it can stand toe to toe with california's is retarded.
     
  29. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    From what I saw and played with/against when I played, it can. Only issue is California's population is much more so there's more all star teams.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's the MaxPreps Top 100 for 2011:

    2 guys from Colorado. There was 1 in 2010. That's actually not too bad. Kind of like with football recruiting, there would probably be 3-5 guys we would target from in-state every year.

    For comparison, in 2011 the Top 100 includes:

    17 from California
    10 from Texas

    It also looks like we could do well recruiting heavily in Oklahoma, which might even be a bit better than Arizona. Both those states have at least twice the talent as Colorado.
     

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