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Thank You, Mississippi State

I’ve been avoiding this for days now. Weeks, really. I keep pulling up the same blank Word document, staring at it for a few minutes, then running off to do laundry or get gas or make a phone call, or … Continue reading

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First Team Meeting: Lemonis Introduced As MSU’s New Head Man

Applause erupted as two men entered the room. Inside the Crane Theatre, seated in fat-cushioned chairs fanning out around a large and blank projector screen, the members of Mississippi State’s baseball team were waiting to meet their new head coach, … Continue reading

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The Season That Never Should Have Been Finds A Finish In Omaha

These are not my words to write. It is not my story to tell. This epic eventually became one that those around the country became enthralled with, and that Mississippi State fans committed themselves to wholly. Here, at its finish, … Continue reading

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23 hours, Six Bus Rides And One Big Win In Omaha

3:30 p.m. Monday, Omaha Doubletree Mississippi State’s baseball team walks through a tunnel of fans as it loads the bus to head to TD Ameritrade Park for its second game of the College World Series, a winner’s bracket matchup with … Continue reading

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Why Not Another Walk-Off? Bulldogs Advance In Omaha

A walk-off is the most dominance-asserting move you can pull in baseball. In one pitch, one hit, one play, you just ended the game and there is not a single thing the other team can do about it. In a … Continue reading

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Underdog Bulldogs Back In College World Series

Of course I’m sitting in a hotel room at 2 a.m. writing this story. What else should I have expected? What other result than the one we witnessed should any of us have expected from this Mississippi State baseball team? … Continue reading

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Walk-Off Part II: Return Of The Mac

Easton. Easton. Easton. Repeat the word in your head. Easton. Easton. Easton. Stare at the name on the bat, take a deep breath, and repeat the word in your head until your heart rate falls to a steady pace. This … Continue reading

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Around The Stadium For MacNamee’s Walk-Off Winner

Becky Mock was working off some nervous energy as she walked around Dick Howser Stadium. A dedicated Mississippi State baseball fan who has been something like a second mother to dozens of players over the years, she was waiting out … Continue reading

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Unlikely Bulldogs Begin Postseason In Tallahassee Regional

It’s hot in Florida. That’s no revelation, but man, standing on the turf outside the dugout, wrapped in the humidity of inland Florida, the sun bearing down on neck and arms with no barrier save the occasional wisp of cloud … Continue reading

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100 Things To Look Forward To About Football Season

In exactly 100 days, according to the experts down the hall who I still have not deemed completely innocent in the Case of the Missing Leftover Pizza, Mississippi State football will kick off the 2018 season. In dedication of such … Continue reading

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