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5.18.2010

Tony Barbee speaks

Hey everyone. I spent some time this morning with Tony Barbee, Auburn's relatively new basketball coach, who had some very interesting things to say.

He isn't coy when it comes to answering difficult questions. He comes correct. I respect that about him. I didn't lob him many softballs today and Barbee answered the tough stuff.

For blog purposes, though, I have to hold back. I have a few summer stories planned and I'd hate to transmit all my goodies here. If I did that, you'd have little interest in the summer stories because it's would be old, tired information!

With that in mind, here are a few snippets:
  • You seem at ease getting out in the community and getting to know people. When did that develop?

    I've always been that way -- outgoing, easy to connect with. My philosophy with how this works has been shaped by Coach (Calipari). Watching him do it when I was a player at UMass when he had to build a consensus of people. It wasn't ready-made. Same thing at Memphis. They had success there, but it had fallen away. He had to bring people in. That's just as important as recruiting players and winning games. You can't do that from behind a desk.

  • Auburn isn't exactly well known as a basketball school right now. Has it been a tough sell on the recruiting trail?

    Auburn should be a place that should recruit itself. That's what sold me. When I looked at leaving a top-20 team like UTEP, a place I had great affection for, it was hard. When I looked at everything Auburn stood for … from the city to the education and now the new arena … and you've got a top-50 player in NBA history that's part of the program's tradition in Charles Barkley. There's so many things that say: This place should be able to sell itself.

    When you're a basketball coach, recruiting is about selling. What do you have to offer? A lot of coaches get into negative recruiting what other people don't have to offer. I don't think you have to do that. What we have to sell stands up against any program in the country. It's all about confidence. I tell them: ``We're going to get it done; it would be easier with you." That's the approach we've taken.

    We're starting with the state of Alabama. That's our priority. Too many players from this state have gone to schools outside this state. If you can give kids an option at home where they can reach all their goals and their dreams -- then they'll never go anywhere else. If something is missing on that list, maybe they would look somewhere else. I'm going to make that place here. I'll make it so they can stay home and get everything they want and need.

  • What do you tell these recruits, guys like Josh Langford and Luke Cothron, when you don't have recent tradition? Everyone has good academics. How do you convince them in lieu of NCAA Tournament berths?

    I'm looking for trailblazers. I want guys who want to step outside their comfort level and blaze their own trail. I want them to help us turn this around -- and it will turn quickly -- and have people wonder how we did it so fast. Look at the cornerstone. Look at Josh and Luke and the other guys we signed this year. They're the ones who changed it and they're the ones people here will remember forever. That was my vision with these first signees. We're going to get it turned, but I've got to have guys who don't want to walk in their someone else's path. I want guys who blaze their own path.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

134 Comments:

Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Basketball substance!

11:36 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Must have been the Tiger Prowl substance.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

THIRD!!!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Good stuff, Jay.

11:44 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I definitely want us to be blazing trails....let's just make sure they are the right ones!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I really like Barbee. He is exactly what Auburn needed. I hope he gets it done in a big way.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So JGT gives us some "teaser" substance. Can't wait to read the rest of the story!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Will Jay Jacobs end up being the greatest AD at Auburn?

I personally gave the man hell. Apparently he has shown so far, and it is way early to judge this question, I understand, but he has shown he does know whats best for Auburn.

11:49 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tony Barbee...me likey.

11:55 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thanks JayG!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Fastpitch Softball substance...I can't wait to read the real questions: "Your friends are all crooked. How do you stay honest around them?"


Also, from twitter:

@AUTigerBaseball: Jay Tate with a story on Ryan Jenkins - http://tinyurl.com/2bgdtr6

11:55 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Hello everyone. I've been away for a couple of days. I noticed that something I already suspected finally came to light. PF like ding dongs.

I am very pleased with Barbee and I wish people would stop suggesting he is/will/may violate NCAA rules. I know the rumors are in place because of his long time association with Calapari and his relationship with WWW, but the man has never been found guilty of anything. There were not any rumors about violations at UTEP (that I have heard) during his 4 yrs there. I have seen a few comments on here and a few other places. I think we should all just get completely on the bus and not even mentions those things.

11:57 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Hoopie,

I ended up coming to Cartersville this week. I will be here two more nights. If you want to try to grab a beer one night email me at eric.pate@linde.com.

11:58 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Thanks Dude!

11:59 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

Wow!!!!!
Guys I don't know about anybody else but i must give credit where credit id due Jay Jacobs hit a HR with this Hire.....

CTB will "Git'er Done!"

12:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I expect Barbee to violate rules. What's wrong with that?

12:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Stupid name guy,

Ding Dongs are awesome. If you don't like them, you're dumb...and the ignorance is bliss bus sounds great. Sign me up.

12:00 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I don't know if this was mentioned before but Barbee just signed a PG. Chris Denson is out of Columbus, GA. Now the question is who isn't going to qualify or who is going to leave the team.

12:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Another swell pic by TVE.

12:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Stupid Guy,

once again....enough said.

12:05 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

nice pic ehyou.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

You're a ninny. Get some!

12:08 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't know if you guys know this, but ding dong is also a synonym for wiener.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

We have an old saying in Texas...Stupid is as the stupid...um...well...it's cool cause I'm not stupid.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Weiner? Like a sausage?

12:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Weiner? Like a hot dog? Which reminds me, what kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?

12:25 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Capt Thighmaster has once again shown up with that uncanny ability to identify the elephant in the room. It's reliable like Norm flipping the page.

Now ..about that fear of puppets....

12:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

No! You know. WIENER!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

12:33 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Speaking of wieners...
Those in the ATL area shoud visit Patak Bohemia in Austell if you haven't. I've never seen it's match. (The liverwurst by itself is worth the drive)

12:46 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

The basketball ride is gonna be fun, too.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

CHB ..sounds good, but I couldn't get the address to work. Get me on my email at Blogger and we'll do it.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Cartersville,Ga plays Columbus in a AAA playoff double header starting at 2pm EDT. Does anyone know the local Columbus station that is broadcasting the game?

12:58 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

i stopped by the Cartersville/Main St. Subway on saturday. yummy.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Is it August yet?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Judging by the hot, sticky weather here, all signs point to yes. Jim Cantore is only slightly more reliable than a Magic 8 Ball, though.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

To be a winner, you have to think like a winner, talk like a winner, and act like a winner. Barbee will be a winner.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Phil. I think you just got me officially excited about Tony Barbee.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

That should be Phred. Don't know where Phil came from.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Opinions please. Here's the scenario: you may recall that in my life there exists a "beta-wife", with beta-wife, I have an 18 year old daughter. Beta and daughter live in P'ville, AL. Daughter has started seeing a boy and she's serious enough about him that she wants Hot Wife, F4* and I to meet him. That's all fine and good as far as things like that go. The conundrum is, this fellow just sent me a FB Friend Request. I've rejected a number of other requests (not from boyfriends of my daughter) from various people for various reasons. Do I reject or accept this most recent request?

2:11 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm...
There is no 'reject', only 'ignore'. Much more palatable, yes?

2:13 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Norm, you ignore it until you can pass judgment. Let it sit in the inbox and let him sweat it out.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

A tip, if you add him, then you can keep tabs on him and his goings on, if you're into that.

2:15 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

hhhhmmmm, you may want to meet this fellow first. just to make sure he is 'friend-worthy'.

2:17 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Ignore ignore ignore, then reject. There is no reason you, the boyfriend, and beta daughter want to know that much about each other.

2:17 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

when is this supposed meeting Norm?

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Take both pieces of Seanzie's advice.

Make him wait, then accept to keep an eye out on him.

2:22 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

If the kid is stupid enough to ask you to keep an eye on him, do you really want him to date your daughter?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

See, I knew I could count on you boys. You each confirm the way I was already leaning. As to when we'll meet, it won't happen before 5/28. That's when she graduates (as opposed to "gradulate") high school. We'd initially planned for Hot Wife and I to take daughter to dinner but that was before I'd even heard this dude existed. I think I'll ask her to invite him to join us.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

mytommy - valid point, I hadn't thought of that angle.

I can confirm that he and his family are on the proper side of the state divide. They're even season ticket holders apparently.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

+2 for the new guy.

2:35 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Sounds like you need to get his Dad to get with you on facebook. Agreed; season ticket holders make it a plus.

2:41 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

yup, cha-ching for the new guy.

2:41 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Good interview, fot the iceburg tip
enjoyed reading it.

2:42 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Norm, I would definitely hold off on accepting. Dealing with daughters and boyfriends involves a lot of listening and evil stares to make him squirm. It might be less effective if you are already on his friends list.

2:53 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Norm, you could personally ignore it, and just pretend its not there for a while. That way they think you just forgot about it being there.

This strategy has successfully helped me avoid certain people.

2:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I will hold off judgement on Barbee until he has actually accomplished something. There are plenty of peole that can talk a good game and I do wonder if he is raising the expectations too high too fast. I hope he can back up his talk.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Steve, really? You want him to make people question this hire and lower expectations? Just talk? He's gone out and signed 3 players in quick order...I think he's doing ok.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Ehyou, Patak looks awesome. Thanks for the link. I will have to stop by there next time I'm in ATL.

2:59 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm just happy Auburn basketball has expectations now. That's a step forward in my book.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

whoa, whoa, whoa. There were expectations under Lebo until the final year, he just failed to meet them. Even the final year, there was some expectation after he turned out decent second half of 2008/2009. Those quickly evaporated when we realized it was the same old same.

Barbee still hasn't coached a game yet at AU, Seanzie, and those signeees haven't seen the court, so Steve's point has some validity. It looks good, but there is no banner being raised yet(or taken down 3 years later --for E-bro).

3:11 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I don't think anyone, at least has predicted an NCAA Tournament Champions banner being raised in Auburn Arena. I think it is ok to be excited about the future of the program. Signing three solid players is a step in the right direction and I think it's ok if the fans acknowledge it.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

That should read: "..., at least here,..."

3:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Sean...I've talked/joked about a prospective Final Four banner eventually being raised, then vacated a few years later due to violations, i.e., Calipari at UMass and Memphis.

3:19 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Pete (can I call you Pete?)...Let me rephrase. Yes, maybe we've had expectations recently, but not coupled with the excitement that Barbee has generated.

So I think it's a different level of expectations. Even coming off the good year in 2008-2009, I'm not sure many Auburn fans expected much out of this year's team. I'm pretty sure the media didn't either, maybe picking them to finish fifth or sixth in the West.

If Lebo was still the coach, I'm not sure 30,000 would have shown up to check out the new arena on A-Day. Maybe that's excitement rather than raised expectations, but I think the two go hand in hand here, though they may be geared towards the future in general than this year specifically.

3:28 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

There is really no way to resolve this argument...so I suggest a duel.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Pistols at dawn.

3:30 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

i suggest a couple packs of ding-dongs and 2 sling shots.

3:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Wieners and water balloon launchers

3:39 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

PF, the difference this time is we have a coach that is working hard to push his product.... not sponsoring and pushing his product....

3:43 PM  
Blogger MiniWEG said...

I'm excited about Coach Barbee. Lebo never peaked my interest about attending basketball game my entire time at AU. I went to a few, but I'm a lot more interested now (How great is that? I'm interested now and no longer have access to $2 student tickets). Obviously, I want to see what he can do on the court, but recruiting big names is a step in the right direction.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Dawn, flagpole, Peter, Ding-Dongs, wieners...E-Bro, if I were you, I'd sleep in.

By the way, I'm just assuming the flagpole part, based on PF's usual preference.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Norm ...don't do Facebook and you won't have the dilemma.

Ms. Hoopie made me look at our 22 yr. old daughter's Facebook page the other day to see a few pics. I made the mistake of glancing past the intended pics and ran into some pics that a Dad shouldn't see and shouldn't be placed in a public forum. We had words.

My daughter is 22, has a 3.8 in Nursing and gladulates next December. She is very pleasant and seems to do everything the right way (when around us), so on the whole I'm very proud. I just really didn't need to see those pics.

3:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Proof's in the pudding of Mobilz's and MiniWEG's comments. The excitement Barbee has undoubtedly garnered has raised expectations for the future of the program comparied to recent years.

As for the duel (we're not arguing are we?), how do Super Soakers sound?

3:50 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Dueling Ding Dongs and Wieners at Dawn??

That's illegal in some states.

3:53 PM  
Blogger MiniWEG said...

And E-Bro, isn't that what it's all about? Raising expectation? How is our program going to gain any respect if we can't get people talking about it. We may have not had a NC in a while (except in Equestrian or Swimming&Diving), but at least we've got everyone talking.

3:55 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

MiniWEG...word.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

MiniWEG,

I like your thinking.

War Eagle, all--just checking in.

4:04 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Steve, really? You want him to make people question this hire and lower expectations?

Seanzie, read my post again. I never said that.

4:49 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

As for managing expectations, I think a good example has been Chizik. He makes no qualms about where he intends to take Auburn, but has done a pretty good job of tempering expectations so that he is given the time to do it.

Maybe a counter example would help. There was a coach at our sister school that talked about competing for a national championship just before he coached his team to a 3-8 seaon. His talk didn't help his team and likely hurt it by drawing the attention of the teams he would face.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

E-bro,

No, we're not arguing. I think people just assume that about me sometimes. You know what that does, though, right? It makes them an donkey that hits ding dongs at me.

Super soakers are fine...I'm filling mine with orange juice, though, so you'll be all sticky. You can drink it, though, and at dawn it'd be like breakfast. Ding Dongs and weiners aren't so good for breakfast, so I suggest Cincy's french toast caserole.

Someone bring beer.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

If you're not pushing your product, you're gonna get pushed around.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

I suggest we hold a HABOTN Battle Royale ... SuperSoaker battle to the death for the prize of all prizes ... A Poop Cooler.

Then when it's over, Ehyou can stop by Wienerville, pick us up some tasty sausages and grill 'em for us.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Last baseball game in Auburn this year starts in an hour. Go give your Tigers a rousing sendoff as they embark on a 8+ game roadtrip.

5:09 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

French toast casserole and beer ... breakfast of champeens

5:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I say Barbee is going to win big ... and leave.

I could be wrong.

So it goes.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I say he stays, and so does...

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hello Kennesaw, GA!!!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I co-manage a girl's U-8 team.

First-round playoff game tonight. We laid an egg in the regular-season finale after earning the No. 2 seed.

I'm hoping we have the funk behind us.

Let's go EAGLES!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The pink Eagles, nach.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good luck tonight, JGT!!! Go Eeagles!!!

5:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

looks like I just wasted a vowel.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

109d1h, btw.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Jay G, I concur in re Barbee.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - please be more careful with your vowel usage. There are thousands of children in places like Iceland and various 'stan countries who would dearly love just a single vowel.

5:55 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Even winning and leaving would be better that what we've had since....ummmm....well....

6:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU will make the tourney by year two. I would hope to make it next year, but Au is going to be awful young. We will just have to see how quickly they grow up, I think they have as good a season as last yeas team.

6:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

From what I have read, we will have no seniors on next years team. With 4 starters graduating, being as good as last season is a reasonable goal, but I think we can actually be better. Once Barbee lets the players know they are able to move around on offense when they don't have the ball, a lot more options should appear offensively.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

If Barbee does win big and leave... I'm fine with that. 1) It means we won BIG! 2) It would make it a more attractive job for the next guy to know we can win big here...

6:56 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

By the way...
Mummey starts off the game with another HR!
His bat has been so hot lately, I bet he has to wear oven mitts to pick it up.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Jay G, which sport does she play?

7:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Speaking of bats; in the backyard playing with F4* this evening, I brought his T, bat and some balls. Just to check it out, I had him switch to the other side of the plate to hit. He did right well. Though, he couldn't throw very well lefty so I'm somewhat disappointed with that. I'm telling you, you'll be hearing/reading things about this kid in the future and it won't be whatever I have to say. Hear me now and believe me later.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sure thing Earl Woods...I mean Norm :)!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Norm,

This is the kid that was sick today.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Ok HABOTNites... what's for dinner?
I am being indecisive... Do I want, Momma G's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chappy's??? You pick... anything on Vaughn or Taylor Rd area...

7:27 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm with Miller on Barbee. If he wins big, great. If he leaves, it'll be a more palatable job for the next guy and maybe the fan interest in Auburn basketball will be here to stay.

JayG...in this scenario where he wins big, what is the timeline of his reign here and how long before we beat the fruit of his success (i.e., winning big)?

7:29 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Miller ... Five Guys.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Also... what is your definition of winning big?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Look into my eyes and listen to me.

NCAA Tournament -- Year One.
NCAA Tournament -- Year Two.
NCAA Tournament -- Year Three
Coaching Search.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I think I would feel almost gluttonous going to 5 Guys by myself...

7:32 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Just making the tourney, in my mind, isn't winning big...
Winning the tourney is winning big. back-to-back final 4 appearances is winning big. I want Banners dang it... and not the ones that say NIT or 1st round on them... I want words, and substance on my banners!

Give me banners or give me death!

7:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Jet...Sweet Sixteen? Elite Eight? Final Four?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Momma G's is opening a third Auburn location....where's the second one???

7:35 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Probation in year four?

7:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

PF - yes, I'm referring to the same kid. If I didn't know better, I'd say he was an alien or something.

7:37 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

A fourth, PF, just opened.

1) The Orig.
2) Thach Ave. across from Armstrong St.
3) Glenn Ave. just before Tiger Town
4) Longleaf Rd. (side across from Wal-Mart) just past the bank.

These, are the Mamma G's. In chronological order.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Miller ...

Considering how few times we've made the tournament (5 under Sonny, 3 under Ellis), I'd say making the tournament three years in a row would be winning big.

Having a coach hired away by a "bigger program" would be big.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Sure, we all want Final Fours ... but those require a measure of luck.

Sweet 16s are the benchmark in my mind.

7:41 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Should Barbee win big, it may be that Auburn would pay the bucks to keep him around. Changing coaches is always a crap shoot.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Thanks Wells. I guess I don't do enough venturing when I'm in town nowadays...and Facebook apparently is not for countes. They said 4 was the third.

7:45 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

No prob. They might not count that one down Dean as inside Auburn. Its pretty close to Opelika territory, perhaps in the DMZ.

Here's to Barbee earning $53 Million a year for contract year 2053.

7:47 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

We will also have 18 Championship banners hanging in Auburn Arena, as it is the final season of both it and Coach Barbee's careers. Barbee-Chizik Memorial Coliseum to open in the fall of 2054.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I know it may be unrealistic... but, I have lofty goals.
I'm a dreamer.

7:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

You're not the only one.

7:56 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Michael Dyer, amongst other notable incoming freshmen, is now enrolled in classes.

Time for summer workouts.

7:59 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Imagine there's no Bama

8:03 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

It's easy if you try.

8:04 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The euro has dropped to a four year low against the dollar, falling below $1.22.

Time to head back to Europe.

8:05 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU was up 4-0 after 2 innings and they changed pitchers. brought in a kid that has thrown just 4 innings. There is a reason for that. He gives up 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 wild pitches, 4 runs.
Bottom 5 now. Au up 6-4.
Gamache now hitting over .400.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Pink Eagles win, 4-0.

On to the semifinals against the hated hot pink team. Ugh.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

Thanks to all!

8:37 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Give it a another month and the euro will be around $1. I need the yen to drop though. Japan trip next year to visit eldest daughter.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm still waiting for the $1 Euro, NoVa.

9:34 PM  

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WarEagleRK

CLASS OF 2009
eddie4au
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AUBigCat
michael
Steve from Columbia (aka SteveFC)
kristina
Jet

WHERE EAGLES SOAR
AUFan365 was Larry Bailey, 1948-2010

FEELING THE HEAT
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TarHeelTiger
Kathy
D. Miller
Dear Leader
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digger4au
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cincytiger
mytommyd (is supposed to be mrtommyd)
ehyoutiger
wtc
IV
wakeriderof87
Sean
Scott Chocolate
NoVaTiger
Taylor
BinOBA
wes
Aeronaut
chip chip
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E-Bro
Ephemeral
au1n04
FearlessFreep
coosa
bear82
wartiger
patdyeswildturkey
atlantatiger
JD the Biscuitator
shesaid
depressedAUfan
dnatl

NOTABLE NEWCOMERS
Cousin Humpers = Bammers (aka CH=B)
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bellefay1
API
Jay 'W. not Tate'
missinit
Craig Miller
AU1292
MLF
Comm'r of Flesh Wounds
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Jimmy
bigdaddy334
Secondaid
Andrew
SCoats
astatguy
Jason Crawford
paulmain
Lowcountry Tiger
BigEZ
Will
WDCWE

MY PEEPS
Wifey
cpf
GritzNGravy
roundtable
Josh_Moon
MrsFrontRim & FrontRim
ChuckCrim
troyznoiz

FIRST DOCUMENTED POSTER
Buck

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