Monday, May 9, 2016 – Texas Aggies – Armed and Dangerous
I am not referring to the fact that we as Texans can carry hand-guns like real rootin’ tootin’ gun totin’ cowboys from days of yore. Like so many public universities, TAMU has campus carry. You can carry your handgun, but only in selected areas. I hope if a shooter shoots it is where I can carry my gun.
I am referring to the no-hit shut out pitched by Texas Aggie Kyle Simonds against # 10 Vanderbilt. Try that on with your Gloria jeans from the 1980’s.
Simonds made history as only the 11th Aggie in over 100 years to pitch a no hitter. Vanderbilt hit the ball hard in the ninth, but center fielder Nick Choruby made a spectacular diving catch. The game was one error away from Simonds pitching a perfect game. But it was a Maddux just the same. For a game to be a Maddux, the pitcher must toss a complete game shutout, and throw fewer than 100 pitches. Simonds threw 83 pitches. Can I get a big WHOOP, please!
It is a long way still to Omaha and the College World Series on June 18-28/29. Of course the Aggies must get through the dreaded SEC with good teams such as LSU and Florida. We will meet the Commodores (not the Lionel Richie group) again too.
Hopefully the Aggie baseball pitching staff is deep and strong enough to carry us to and through the tournament to the dogpile in Omaha. I wonder if one of those pitchers can play quarterback.