Baseball flounders: 8 and 44 for the season. - Lafayette Sports Fan Forum



Lafayette Sports Fan Forum Forum Index


Lafayette Sports Fan Forum > All Other Sports > 
--- Baseball flounders: 8 and 44 for the season.

Reply to topic

Must be logged in to watch topics

Posted:

Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.













  
Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:54 am

MaroonerView user's profile






Joined: 20 Jan 2011
Posts: 140


Location: Allentown





The Maroon wrote:
We're putting on one of the all-time greatest shit-shows in the history of Lafayette athletics and you guys want to focus on an assistant coaches offspring.

The conversation was about the baseball assistant coach. I offered a very relevant reason why he might stick around for at least a few more years. But yeah, I'll shut up so you guys can focus on why a guy making an interception in spring practice means a Patriot League Championship is coming.

 Reply with quote
  
Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:49 pm

bethlehempardView user's profile






Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 2079







The baseball team beat Holy Cross in Game One and leads in Game Two. There is the possibility of knocking the Crusaders out of the Two Seed.

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:26 am

MaroonerView user's profile






Joined: 20 Jan 2011
Posts: 140


Location: Allentown





And the Leopards take 3-of-4 from a team that entered the weekend with a shot at the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League Tournament. First team ever to be 6-43 with five quality wins (Notre Dame, Army West Point, Holy Cross 3x) under their belts?

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:54 pm

bethlehempardView user's profile






Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 2079







Taking three of four from the Cross is a nice moment.
Beating Notre Dame and any team is memorable but not necessarily meaningful. This is baseball, and stuff happens.
Lehigh beat Notre Dame and Boston College about eight, nine years ago. Those Engineer teams weren't as bad as Lafayette of course but they weren't playoff teams either.
Those early southern games might not be good indicators.
The 6 and 43 Lafayette organized baseball activity has been outscored about 2 to 1 so far.
The activity has given up 10 or more runs 18 times, and three of those were above 20: 28 to Rutgers, 25 to UNC-Greensboro and 24 to St. Louis.
Every sport has bad years but this is beyond bad.
Plus it seems we only have bad years.
It's time for a change or for abolition.
If this study doesn't cut several sports, every coach besides Garrett and Fisher should be fired.

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:06 am

justasoldierView user's profile






Joined: 10 Apr 2017
Posts: 36







While you focus on negatives, I focus on positives.

First, we started with 4 seniors and 14 freshmen.

Second, our best pitcher signed a major league contract and did not play his senior year.

Third, we played a very difficult pre-season schedule.

Fourth, the team lost 14 games buy one run.

Fifth, the team has learned how to win.

Sixth, there will be a team next season, they will win more games, you will continue to bad mouth them each time they lose.

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:04 am

bethlehempardView user's profile






Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 2079







So, I'm a nitpicker. That's funny.

Apologists will always find a way to support losing and help losers evade accountability.

A longtime coach in any sport is responsible for the roster. Any sport.

6 and 43. Let that soak in. 6 and 43 and well-funded.

6 and 43.

I'm not looking for negatives. The negatives are hitting Lafayette fans in the face like a cold dead fish. Lafayette is squandering its athletic tradition and reputation by propping up losers.

The doormat of a weak league in all but one major sport.

Explain that away.

By the way I won't be bad-mouthing them after each loss. I just won't give a damn.

***why the new poster name? Does it really matter?

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:21 pm

bethlehempardView user's profile






Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 2079







A late surge carried the Lafayette College baseball team to an 8 and 44 record for 2017.

The sentence above is not from a Monty Python skit. It's true. The team got some timely late hitting and grabbed a few opportunities to get five late-season wins.
On the other hand, imagine that sentence being applied to any other team at any level.

Extrapolated over a 162-game major league season, the activity would be 25 and 137.

For the last decade, including this season, the Lafayette baseball activity is 157 and 315 with two ties (we should treasure the ties). The team has consistently won about one of three games over 10 years.

The last winning season overall was 2008, 25 and 23.
The last winning league year was in 2007, 17-3, the big year.
Lafayette last went to the NCAA postseason before that in 1990.

Lafayette consistently -- without fail really -- puts lesser teams out against league and non-league opponents.

This is yet another example of failure to use scholarships well. Resources are being squandered on the hardwood and on the grass and in or on any other sports venue.

Will this futility continue? At Lafayette, the answer is usually: Yes!

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 7:31 pm

pardfanView user's profile






Joined: 07 Sep 2014
Posts: 401







On a personal level, I've witnessed the futility clear back to 1959. LC lost to Penn 26-0 in FB at Franklin Field. Was invited to go by a friend and his dad. I purchased the pennants of the two participants and kept them on my wall as they joined Brown, Army, and Navy. (Of course, there is the felt border on the side to keep the stick in place.) Truly an artifact of the first order, it still has a place-- in my daughter's (LC grad) unoccupied room. "Lafayettense Collegium Veritas Liberabit 1832"
What do I remember most about that game? The Penn cheerleaders--as was the case, in those days, all male--were acrobatic "like you wouldn't believe."

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:14 pm

DeFactoPardView user's profile






Joined: 14 Apr 2017
Posts: 1







[quote="bethlehempard:61522"]A late surge carried the Lafayette College baseball team to an 8 and 44 record for 2017.

The sentence above is not from a Monty Python skit. It's true. The team got some timely late hitting and grabbed a few opportunities to get five late-season wins.
On the other hand, imagine that sentence being applied to any other team at any level.

Extrapolated over a 162-game major league season, the activity would be 25 and 137.

For the last decade, including this season, the Lafayette baseball activity is 157 and 315 with two ties (we should treasure the ties). The team has consistently won about one of three games over 10 years.

The last winning season overall was 2008, 25 and 23.
The last winning league year was in 2007, 17-3, the big year.
Lafayette last went to the NCAA postseason before that in 1990.

Lafayette consistently -- without fail really -- puts lesser teams out against league and non-league opponents.

This is yet another example of failure to use scholarships well. Resources are being squandered on the hardwood and on the grass and in or on any other sports venue.

Will this futility continue? At Lafayette, the answer is usually: Yes![/quote]

I think it is rather unfair to extrapolate a 53 game season into a 162 game season. I do believe, however, it is relevant to highlight this late season surge. The Lafayette baseball team finishing with 8 wins somehow took away from the fact that they had 3 prior to 4/29. Even with 8 wins, this season proves to be historically terrible and quite possibly goes down as one of the worst seasons in the history of Lafayette athletics.

Unfortunately, it seems like nothing will change. This is a travesty, especially considering the team loses only 4 seniors and returns an offense that recorded .270 overall/.300 in-conference team batting averages. Despite statistics like these, the team appeared to be unmotivated and unwilling to win. This likely has to do with coaching personnel-- and I don't think it takes a genius to figure this out.

SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE!

Reply with quote
  
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:20 pm

pardfanView user's profile






Joined: 07 Sep 2014
Posts: 401







"Something has to change!" is a nice start; but let me get you up to speed in a sentence or two. Despite the data and the fulminations from others against Bruce and FOH and all the ships at sea, there is one and only one reality anymore (one that I maintain has contributed to Board exhaustion). It is that nothing HAS to change. (Certainly, nothing WILL change in the near future. [Football possibly going from 2 to 4 wins is just not enough to say the College has turned the corner athletically.] Next year's cast of characters is known--both on and off the field/court.)

+++Thus, the study won't protect us from next year--no matter what it says.++++

So greetings, new poster; but, relax. We're surrounded. Save your ammo--for now.

Reply with quote
  
Reply to topic Page 3 of 3
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
 Previous Thread | Next Thread 

Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Jump to:  
All times are GMT - 5 Hours

The time now is Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:05 am

phpvBB - Lafayette Sports Fan Forum - Top - MODs

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Visit Justinsanity.net for all your phpvBB needs.
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group.
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum