You've heard this saying by now, right? The unofficial slogan of this miraculous postseason run for the Hoos?
Well, here we are. Backs against the wall, but only after advancing further than anyone thought we had a chance to advance. To borrow another poker idiom, we're playing with house money. We have been since Lake Elsinore. So screw it.
We go out there tonight, and maybe we lose, but holy crap it has been one helluva ride.
The good news is that we still have a chip, and we still have a chair. That's more than 299 other D1 baseball programs can say today.
I have no idea who's going to pitch tonight. Odds seem good that EVERYBODY is going to pitch tonight. Smart money is on Nathan Kirby getting the start, but I'll be watching for Adam Haseley to take the mound at some point. It's kitchen sink time.
This Vanderbilt team is loaded. Just absolutely loaded. And they trumped our ugly-ass lucky uniforms with uglier-ass luckier uniforms last night; they trumped our ace with a better ace; they trumped our pop-gun offense with cap-gun offense. Tonight is a new game, a new chance to get some traction in this series.
If not? Game over, and it was one helluva ride.
GO HOOS! Thank you for an excellent postseason run.