Posted by Big Ron on June 09, 21 at 14:41:19:
In Reply to: Re: Carpetbagger in charge posted by TO Devil on June 09, 21 at 12:00:13:
Maybe itís just me, but Anderson always seems to touch a raw nerve.
From the 247 Bloomquist story -
That's what we're going to be looking for. Someone who can come in here and, very frankly, reenergize ASU baseball, our donors, our alums, our fanbase. That's what we're looking for in our new leader.
Donors? Does he care if we win? Does he understand the roots of the school or the baseball program? Winkles once strolled into Best C and just started talking to us about how proud he was to be named baseball coach at 29. How his first team had to build its own field by dragging timbers across raw desert land. He said those players didnít just play ASU baseball, they were ASU baseball. Where is Andersonís ownership?
Rayís first impulse is to appease the donors. That is like his marketing staff referring to me as a *sports consumer* and not a life-long fan. That is like Crow going on the pregame radio show at our first packed house, Black Out Game, to express his delight that apparel sales were up 700%. I feel like my school has been overrun by carpetbaggers. I had a new rep contact be about donations to the athletic department and the ASU endowment program. Very nice young man. I asked what happened to the last guy? He is now a doing the same AD rep in Tucson.
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