Posted by ButterBall Devil on April 03, 21 at 18:39:07:
In Reply to: 100th fan through the turnstile at Muni... posted by Ajo Devil on April 03, 21 at 10:30:47:
I am OK with that. Can't be worse.
Last season, with Tork, et. al, there was the potential to have a special season. And of course, this year, with the season ending season to the top 3 starters, ended any expectations of success.
I hope I am wrong, but I would be surprised if ASU will finish above .500 in conference. Maybe this year's team was supposed to be a pitching dominant team. But they are struggling at the plate, and will not be able to overcome the lack of quality pitching.
What I don't get is how AD/RA said Todd Graham had to go, because ASU should not be complacent with lower tier and mid tier bowl games, and not being in the BCS/national ranking category.
But what we have endured with CTS is just a consistent lack of success. (I don't think ASU could afford him now, but getting Pat Murphy back would be a godsend.) I understand that college baseball programs have limited available financial resources, but in hindsight, the selection of CTS as ASU's head coach is just a head scratcher.
His "success" prior to ASU was unremarkable, and he has brought that trend to ASU. There is no basis for anyone to say they are surprised by the lack of success for him at ASU.
ASU should just paint "trust the process" on the tops of the dugouts, or somewhere prominent at Muni, so we can be reminded of the hubris, and failure, on a constant basis.
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