Friday Email Bag
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Friday Email Bag
Each Friday I publish your comments and answer your questions. To submit a comment or questions please email me at [email protected]
At what point will the AD decide Jack is not getting the job done? Do we need to go through another mediocre season, yet again, and be told things will get better "next year"? It seems next year was about five or six seasons ago.
Dan RadakovichDan Radakovich
Director of Athletics
View Full Profile says he will not evaluate the baseball program until after the season. I agree it has been a long time since Clemson baseball has looked like Clemson baseball. This team will have to make a dramatic turn around if this season can be saved. At this rate I would be surprised if major changes don't happen at the end of the season.
My comment is that usually the numbers do not lie. It seems we have taken a lot of called 3rd strikes with men on base in crucial situations. Is that true? How do we compare to other teams and our opponents? It seems we do it too much, but what are the numbers? Same goes for the baserunning errors and getting picked off. Maybe it is just magnified when we lose a game. Are you up on that level of information? And it seems we make a lot of 2-out errors. That coupled with the taking of called 3rd strikes makes me wonder if the team as a whole is too anxious about making mistakes or just not cool headed enough. If the pitcher is wild, take the pitch, if not if it is close I think you take your chances and swing and not leave it to the ump. Again on the errors, is that really the case or does it just seem that way? It seems this is a mental thing with the team which of course comes from the top down. But I think we need to know the facts before we say it is purely a talent thing. I suspect it is mostly the "environment" on the team and in the stadium that seems to think and say, oh boy, here we go, how do we mess this up? That of course perpetuates the situation. Seems like we do better on the road, but what do the numbers say? I think we definitely have something missing in the team psyche area. Maybe Jack knows talent and fundamentals but I have always felt something was missing with his total overall approach. In his tenure, despite other programs getting better, we should have had more championships. I suspect this is going to wind up being his swan song but I am also the eternal optimist. This team is maddening to watch.
The statistical data you asked for is not readily available but I don't see other teams continue to make bad base running errors or fielding errors like Clemson. I also don't see other teams take so many called strike threes. Maybe it is just me noticing what Clemson does. I will say that North Carolina last weekend made a bunch of mistakes too but Clemson has been doing this for the last few seasons.
I live over in Huntsville Alabama and I wanted to see if the Clemson Spring game will be televised? I looked on the ESPN website, but did not see it.
No. There will be no TV for the spring game. Sorry. The stadium has so many renovations in the boxes and suits that are being renovated and that includes the TV boxes.
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