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drivemyjeep

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Awww! I forgot for a moment that coaches call the pitches in college softball, as opposed to catchers in college baseball.


I see a lot of college baseball coaches calling the games these days actually.

I am curious to why you take the first base dugout, though. Short walk to coach third, your team/staff is right next to you at 3B, so it's easier to manage.

The sun/wind reasons are legit! Could be that!
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Twice an inning you could voice your opinion of the job the home plate blue was doing as you strolled past. 
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Twice an inning you could voice your opinion of the job the home plate blue was doing as you strolled past. 


Coach Allister carries a stop watch and times the pop to pop and checks the accuracy of the catchers throw down every inning as she walks by to the plate to the third base coaching box.  Not sure it has anything to do with it but she does it kind of on the sly.
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Excellent point. Minnesota does play more away games than home, due to the climate there. This disadvantages them in the B1G and NCAA tournaments. Despite that, they have been the best team from the B1G for years and will go to the WCWS this year.


Obviously they followed suit of the best team in the B1G for years which has occupied their first base dugout for at least the last 20 seasons if not longer. It must have been the Jessica Merchant influence. [wink]


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Excellent point. Minnesota does play more away games than home, due to the climate there. This disadvantages them in the B1G and NCAA tournaments. Despite that, they have been the best team from the B1G for years and will go to the WCWS this year.

Their weak strength of schedule disadvantages them, especially in super regionals. They need to play a stronger non-conference schedule to raise their RPI. 


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And before, they practiced in bad weather a smaller indoor dome; now they practice in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome!! They are the only college that can practice in a pro stadium, other than USC football, which plays in the Coliseum, home of the LA Rams.

Huh? The Metrodome was demolished 3 years ago.
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/metrodome-demolition-reaches-completion-early/

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Brutal call against Minnesota and Parlich to end the 1st. Pop-up slide to second is called interference on a throw to first
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Brutal call against Minnesota and Parlich to end the 1st. Pop-up slide to second is called interference on a throw to first


Maybe their dugout is on the 1st base side because they take right turns? [biggrin]
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Always love a good Gary Cooper Pride of the Yankees reference
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Coach Allister carries a stop watch and times the pop to pop and checks the accuracy of the catchers throw down every inning as she walks by to the plate to the third base coaching box.  Not sure it has anything to do with it but she does it kind of on the sly.


I wanted to email her last week to complain that her 2nd baseman blew a chance at a DP since she didn't shovel the pass with her glove to the SS covering 2nd, and the SS didn't catch the ball with her hand and throw it to 1st in one motion. But Jessica Allister has no email. Her twitter is long outdated.
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MN uses the first base dugout because Coach A. wants us to remember that team is always first. She learned this from one of her early coaches. The team is always thinking about putting team above self. Putting team first. Its a reminder that the team is striving to be first class in everything they do. I think its kinda smart.
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Huh? The Metrodome was demolished 3 years ago.
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/metrodome-demolition-reaches-completion-early/



I found this tweet which showed the Gophers practicing at the Metrodome:

https://twitter.com/JessicaAllister/status/299145851652169728

[minn] 

I didn't realize it was from 2013.

I guess now they practice here in inclement weather. This must be a new structure. Not sure if it is taken down in the summer or left up.

http://bit.ly/2o5xphx

[minn-2]
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MN uses the first base dugout because Coach A. wants us to remember that team is always first. She learned this from one of her early coaches. The team is always thinking about putting team above self. Putting team first. Its a reminder that the team is striving to be first class in everything they do. I think its kinda smart.


Thank you! There is no "I" in"team"!
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Gopher baseball plays home games at US Bank Stadium in Feb and March.  Think it is crazy that Gopher softball does not.  Invite the SEC and Pac 12 to visit us.  
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I wanted to email her last week to complain that her 2nd baseman blew a chance at a DP since she didn't shovel the pass with her glove to the SS covering 2nd, and the SS didn't catch the ball with her hand and throw it to 1st in one motion. But Jessica Allister has no email. Her twitter is long outdated.


You're joking, right?.....
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You're joking, right?.....


The play looked horrible on film and I almost died when I saw it. I was not sure if Allister caught it. Very un-Jeter-like. If I were the coach, the middle infielders would be practicing this a lot more. The play cost them an out. They still got away with it, but they won't against better competition.
3leftturns

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Ok... looks like we have our latest performance artist on the boards...lol
BigTenSoftball

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The play looked horrible on film and I almost died when I saw it. I was not sure if Allister caught it. Very un-Jeter-like. If I were the coach, the middle infielders would be practicing this a lot more. The play cost them an out. They still got away with it, but they won't against better competition.


And you were going to email her to complain about it?? I bet she would love to hear from you....
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