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Mr. Bojangles

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on: September 14, 2016, 04:52:16 pm
Fall practice is underway, and a few games from the schedule have been released.  Looks like another tough schedule to prepare us for C-USA play.  Also some future games released today.

http://charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/9/13/baseball-to-play-ecu-arkansas-in-home-and-home-series.aspx

2017:
Opening series we host WVU.
at ECU for 3 games
at South Carolina for a mid-week
Home & Home with NC State
Home & Home with Wake Forest

2018
Host ECU
Host Arkansas
at Georgia

2019:
at Arkansas




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Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 04:55:12 pm
I don't follow baseball at all. How is the team shaping up Mr. B? Have any notable recruits?


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Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 05:05:00 pm
I don't follow baseball at all. How is the team shaping up Mr. B? Have any notable recruits?

Hard to follow baseball recruiting in too much detail, but we had 2 of our recruits get drafted.  One signed with the Twins, the other, Zack Smith chose to come to Charlotte instead of signing with the Indians.  He mainly plays catcher. It was a Top 50 class and we only lost 1 to the draft so that's a good thing.  Brad Elwood's little brother Todd is an incoming freshman.  Hopefully his career will be as productive as his brother's.

We have also added a RHP transfer from Arkansas & our 3B transfer from ECU, Jackson Mims will be eligible this year.  Those are probably the big additions

Almost everyone is back from last year.  There have been some staff changes as we now have a new pitching coach.  Bo Robinson has moved in to the Recruiting Coordinator position.
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Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 05:21:09 pm
Assuming that is a 3 game return series with ECU in '18.

Nice to see them on the schedule.  Like the idea of drawing more attention to Niner program within the Carolinas.

Gotta credit Hibbs for creating a challenging schedule.


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Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 05:31:41 pm
After the success this summer from the folks in Conway SC, I did a little digging into their program:

--$1.2 million for a hitting/practice facility

--$15.2 million overhaul of facilities during '13 and '14 seasons.


They spent $700,000 on a video board/scoreboard.  Not sure, but I'm willing to guess scoreboard at the Hayes is operated from a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer. The scoreboard system at the Hayes looks like it might have cost $600.00-$700.00 back in the early 1990s.

CCU looks like a classic case of "if you build it, they will come".



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Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 07:47:49 pm
Any games uptown? I hope so.


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Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 10:31:31 pm
Any games uptown? I hope so.

I would guess that we would play NC State uptown again. That game seems beneficial to both programs. I hope we can continue doing this because it is one of the most enjoyable events we do each year.


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Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 06:31:21 am
Any games uptown? I hope so.

I would guess that we would play NC State uptown again. That game seems beneficial to both programs. I hope we can continue doing this because it is one of the most enjoyable events we do each year.


clt wonders if the Knights will cancel that series due to hb2 and the Zika.


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Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 07:52:31 am
I don't follow baseball at all. How is the team shaping up Mr. B? Have any notable recruits?

Hard to follow baseball recruiting in too much detail, but we had 2 of our recruits get drafted.  One signed with the Twins, the other, Zack Smith chose to come to Charlotte instead of signing with the Indians.  He mainly plays catcher. It was a Top 50 class and we only lost 1 to the draft so that's a good thing.  Brad Elwood's little brother Todd is an incoming freshman.  Hopefully his career will be as productive as his brother's.

We have also added a RHP transfer from Arkansas & our 3B transfer from ECU, Jackson Mims will be eligible this year.  Those are probably the big additions

Almost everyone is back from last year.  There have been some staff changes as we now have a new pitching coach.  Bo Robinson has moved in to the Recruiting Coordinator position.
thanks!


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Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 10:15:42 am
I don't follow baseball at all. How is the team shaping up Mr. B? Have any notable recruits?

Hard to follow baseball recruiting in too much detail, but we had 2 of our recruits get drafted.  One signed with the Twins, the other, Zack Smith chose to come to Charlotte instead of signing with the Indians.  He mainly plays catcher. It was a Top 50 class and we only lost 1 to the draft so that's a good thing.  Brad Elwood's little brother Todd is an incoming freshman.  Hopefully his career will be as productive as his brother's.

We have also added a RHP transfer from Arkansas & our 3B transfer from ECU, Jackson Mims will be eligible this year.  Those are probably the big additions

Almost everyone is back from last year.  There have been some staff changes as we now have a new pitching coach.  Bo Robinson has moved in to the Recruiting Coordinator position.
thanks!
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Reply #10 on: October 28, 2016, 11:23:48 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall


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Reply #11 on: October 28, 2016, 01:51:14 pm
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
Good to see another downtown game against State. Looking forward to seeing Rice at The Hayes, too. Also nice to see we are no longer scheduling Cheat. Hope that lasts a few more years.


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Reply #12 on: October 28, 2016, 02:30:05 pm
South Carolina has a fantastic stadium, may try to make it down there depending upon the time of the first pitch.


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Reply #13 on: October 28, 2016, 02:36:12 pm
South Carolina has a fantastic stadium, may try to make it down there depending upon the time of the first pitch.

I'm gonna try to go to that game.  That's a great schedule we have this year.
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Reply #14 on: October 28, 2016, 03:34:43 pm
Is .500 the goal this year?


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Reply #15 on: October 28, 2016, 04:27:06 pm
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


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Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 05:28:59 pm


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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2016, 09:54:59 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Why not?

The schedule is good enough to get us an at-large bid if we have success.  I think that should be our scheduling philosophy across the board.  At worst you take some lumps OOC and get better prepared for a tough Conference like C-USA.

I'd also think that playing a schedule like this is attractive to recruits and fans.


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Reply #18 on: October 31, 2016, 11:16:58 am
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Reply #19 on: October 31, 2016, 03:47:12 pm

I'd also think that playing a schedule like this is attractive to recruits and fans.

Do you think our AD may attend a game this year? 
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Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 05:03:17 pm
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.





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Reply #21 on: October 31, 2016, 10:14:45 pm
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
yes, we only beat 3 Top 15 teams on the road last season.


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Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 10:36:21 pm
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
You base this opinion on? Let me know when you decide to tell Hibbs this to his face. I want to witness that scene.


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Reply #23 on: November 01, 2016, 08:16:55 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
You base this opinion on? Let me know when you decide to tell Hibbs this to his face. I want to witness that scene.


I base this on the excuses the AD has given us past for mediocrity. I spoke with Hibbs 2 years ago at the alumni tailgate and he mentioned the rebuilding would pay off soon. I guess I should of asked him what his definition of soon is. 2011 was last time we made any noise and 4 game win improvement over the past 2 seasons doesn't move the needle.


At some point we need see the win column fill up or we need to find the guy that will get us over the hump.


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Reply #24 on: November 01, 2016, 08:19:31 am
Full schedule released:

http://www.charlotte49ers.com/news/2016/10/26/baseball-announces-toughest-schedule-in-program-history.aspx

Very strong schedule this year with OOC weekends being WVU, @ ECU, Rider, & Xavier.  Mid weeks with SC, NC State, & Wake.

We play WKU for the first time this year, and drop USM from the C-USA schedule.

Home C-USA weekends:  LaTech, FAU, MTSU, Rice, UTSA
Road C-USA Weekends:  FIU, ODU, WKU, UAB, Marshall
There's no explanation for WHY they chose to create the toughest schedule in history.


Built in excuse for Hibbs, we can't even beat middle of the road teams half the time. We will finish around .500 and Judy will tell you to look at the schedule.
yes, we only beat 3 Top 15 teams on the road last season.


Great but we went 23-32 overall, 14-20 at home, and were swept right out of the conference tournament. Alan Major's teams got up for some big games too.


 

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