Posted by Sun Devil P.A.T. on June 06, 11 at 23:20:14:
In Reply to: Re: Not to knitpick, but Corpus Christi is in Texas! posted by ButterBall Devil on June 06, 11 at 23:11:42:
: you are correct - my error, but my point is even more valid - ONE out of state, non-conference trip. BFD!!
: I just don't respect the Longhorns or the Big 12 this season. Clearly they have played well to win their regional, and if ASU had lost to UNM in the first game of its regional, we might not even be discussing this presently.
: I just think ASU has regained its swagger - which was lost with the sweep at Corvallis, and sustained with the year end losses to UCLA.
: Also - props to Esmay for getting Mitch Lambson in as a starter. He is managing and stacking the rotation in preparation for Omaha.
...to win the Super Regional if they win game one. If not, then it will become a mental hurdle that the Sun Devils will have a difficult time overcoming in my opinion.
You have to remember those two losses in the CWS in 2009. I'm sure they are fresh in some of the players minds (losing a 6-0 lead with Mike Leake on the mound, and giving up two home runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with a 3-4 loss to end the season).
If ASU wins game one, then the players will say this is a different team, different season. If ASU loses game one, then the players will be saying in the back of their minds, we just can't beat these guys. Go Sun Devils!
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