Thursday, May 17, 2007

A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Mizzou Baseball

The media at large has finally noticed MU Baseball (and Tim Jamieson has finally realized he has done a really good job and has earned the right to speak his mind):

· Sporting News, 5/17: "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me to say much about the season because the story hasn't been written yet, or least it hasn't been finished," Jamieson said. "I've never been one to make noise until the end. The last thing I need to do is start popping off."

·, 5/15: "If we hosted a postseason tournament, I'm pretty sure we'd have good crowds," Jamieson said. "We've had 1,500 fans at our games at times this season. That's impressive considering we've yet to devise a marketing plan to get fans out to games."

· St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/15: Under Jamieson, Mizzou has been the Oakland Athletics of the Midwest. The Tigers are patient at the plate, work pitchers into a favorable count, and take walks when they can. But that approach wasn't working early this season, especially in the middle of the lineup, so Jamieson decided to free his batters' minds. Now, they hit what they see.

· Kansas City Star, 5/12: "You dream of winning the Big 12. But if we finish second and make it to Omaha (for the College World Series), that would be all right, too,” Jamieson said.