Today I Learned– College World Series Edition

Today I Learned:

  • That regular season stats and W/L records don’t mean anything come playoff time.
  • that teams with nothing to lose and everything to prove will always beat a team that walks around with a sense of entitlement
  • That “Intangible Factors” can be misinterpreted. You can easily mistake a team that consistently wins close games for a good team, instead of an underachieving team.
  • That coming in hot means a lot more than coming in cocky
  • That there’s a first time for everything and usually that first time comes at the worst time (UVA Losing back to back games for the first time all year cost them a spot in Omaha. ASU losing back to back games for the first time all year cost them a punchers chance at a title).
  • That National Seeds are nothing more than a target for your competition. Two out of three national seeds this year left Omaha winless (Florida & ASU)
  • What “Two and ‘cue” means. You play two games and then you go home to BBQ for the rest of the playoffs.
  • That one bad inning in Omaha can kill your season and erase the 500 innings of quality ball that preceded it.
  • That a good offense is better at boosting morale than good defense

Today I Learned that ASU will always break my heart.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.