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spazsdad

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Seven players made if official today.  It looks like FSU will be adding two catchers, one pitcher, two outfielders and two infielders.  The new additions are:

Chole Culp - catcher
Macy Ratliff - outfielder
Brianna Enter - pitcher
Kaley Mudge - outfielder
Emma Wilson - first baseman/pitcher
Devyn Flaherty - infielder
Kaia Lopreste - catcher

Feel free to add any info you may have on these players.
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The new season will start soon enough, but I think it should be pointed out that what FSU did this past year was remarkable.  An out away from losing the ACC championship, a run away from losing to LSU, losing the first game in the CWS and on and on.  Furthermore FSU did it with a roster full of players who were passed over by major programs, Anna Shelnutt was told she was too small,  Jessie Warren was ignored simply because she didn't play on an elite travel team, Mason was hardly recruited.  FSU has never had a top recruiting class, but they get the most out of the players they recruit.  Furthermore the recipe they used to win goes against the current trend in softball, instead of loading up on power hitting, they load up on multi tool players.  Again just an amazing year for Coach Alameda and company.  
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The new season will start soon enough, but I think it should be pointed out that what FSU did this past year was remarkable.  An out away from losing the ACC championship, a run away from losing to LSU, losing the first game in the CWS and on and on.  Furthermore FSU did it with a roster full of players who were passed over by major programs, Anna Shelnutt was told she was too small,  Jessie Warren was ignored simply because she didn't play on an elite travel team, Mason was hardly recruited.  FSU has never had a top recruiting class, but they get the most out of the players they recruit.  Furthermore the recipe they used to win goes against the current trend in softball, instead of loading up on power hitting, they load up on multi tool players.  Again just an amazing year for Coach Alameda and company.  
That's all true... but last year -- as great as Jess Warren is (just read my Team USA comments) -- it came down to pitchers, neither of whom signed their LOI to FSU
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That's all true... but last year -- as great as Jess Warren is (just read my Team USA comments) -- it came down to pitchers, neither of whom signed their LOI to FSU


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Florida State is selling tickets this season for softball games, 38 years of free softball are over.  Not sure how I feel about this.
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I am not a Florida State fan but will say that the upside to charging for tickets is an indication of the success they have had.  Not telling you anything you don't know but Athletic Departments are a business and like any business they look for ways to enhance income.  I think the season tickets are $125?  If you live close to the campus and can attend a lot of games it is probably worth it but otherwise difficult to justify.  I follow the Auburn softball program and they just began charging about 4 years ago.  Some SEC teams still do not charge for admission to softball games.  Probably gives the program a little clout when asking for upgrades/improvements if they demonstrate some ability to produce revenue.  I sympathize with you but now free admission to FSU softball will have to be categorized as "the good ol' days".
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I am not a Florida State fan but will say that the upside to charging for tickets is an indication of the success they have had.  Not telling you anything you don't know but Athletic Departments are a business and like any business they look for ways to enhance income.  I think the season tickets are $125?  If you live close to the campus and can attend a lot of games it is probably worth it but otherwise difficult to justify.  I follow the Auburn softball program and they just began charging about 4 years ago.  Some SEC teams still do not charge for admission to softball games.  Probably gives the program a little clout when asking for upgrades/improvements if they demonstrate some ability to produce revenue.  I sympathize with you but now free admission to FSU softball will have to be categorized as "the good ol' days".


It's called brand value. Single tickets are $5 - that's pretty cheap entertainment that also supports the athletics programs and NCAA softball athletes. I'm o.k. with paying for something I really enjoy and seeing great competition - I'm sure you won't be disappointed if you're able to attend any of the games and hopefully enjoy the Florida sunshine while there.

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Season tickets for Cajun softball start at $100 for general admission (outfield seating), and go up to $145 for the chairbacks which also requires an athletic foundation donation of $165 as well. Starting at $125 with no additional charges is pretty reasonable to my eyes as that's typically about $4 per game.
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I was always surprised to go to college games and not pay something. I wouldn't mind paying $10 for regular season, $25 for regionals and more for supers. Haven't had many opportunities for regional or supers as we are usually travelling during those times of the year. Glad I'm not seeing people complain about paying to see games. I think we owe them for the best game in America.
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UK is charging $80 for season tickets in reserved seating, about $50 for bench seating.  Single games are usually $5, but that's mostly conference games.  Some non-conference games are still free.  Given the number of home games FSU has versus a program like UK, the amount seems reasonable.

I don't see anything out of the ordinary with what FSU is doing, although it sucks the freebies are over for sure.  
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Florida State is selling tickets this season for softball games, 38 years of free softball are over.  Not sure how I feel about this.


That's what happens when you add Duke to the Home rotation.
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$125 per season ticket at UO
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It is what it is, I am fine paying to attend anytime I am in town, I was unaware that so many other schools charged for admission. 
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$125 per season ticket at UO


It's only 125/person for a UO season ticket? Almost 3x as much for WA. I think we pay 335. Something like that.
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The season is right around the corner.  The biggest question mark is what the offense will look like without Warren.  She is not replaceable and it does not look like any of the freshmen are power hitters, so I expect the HR numbers to drop dramatically.  The fact of the matter is that the offense will more than likely take a big step backwards in regards to runs scored.  Another question mark, albeit a lesser one in my opinion, is who will be the number 2 behind King.  There are plenty of candidates, Ill go with Bilodeau or Sandercock. 
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Does FSU stream non conference games?
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Does FSU stream non conference games?


No, but they do have radio coverage.  
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I'm curious about this in general with the new ESPN+ format.  A bunch of conferences have deals with ESPN+ to stream games.  I wonder if that is strictly related to conference games, or if they'll stream some non-conference games that are played at these schools' home fields.
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No, but they do have radio coverage.  


Better than nothing.  Thanks!
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