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Hailstate15
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Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
It’s impossible not to be happy for these men..

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Fatboy22
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Awesome. Yeah that will choke you up


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LSU316
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
I can't even imagine how that man feels watching his son win the first national title ever for his alma mater in the very twilight of his life.....I can only imagine it was one of his better days for sure.


Hailstate15
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
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I can't even imagine how that man feels watching his son win the first national title ever for his alma mater in the very twilight of his life.....I can only imagine it was one of his better days for sure.


Yeah the hair on my neck stood up. This title means a lot to so many different people.


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MullenBoys
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
I was trying to watch it but my wife is cutting onions and my eyes were burning. Try again later.


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OU812
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
I lost my dad in 2004 and he is very fortunate to still have his dad around. Awesome!


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tigahland
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
phew just got dusty in here. awesome video


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WorkinDawg
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Man that is good stuff. Proud Papa for sure, and rightfully so. Having drug lil'workinDawg all over the southeast, coaching his teams, etc., I can only imagine how proud and happy he is for his boy. I'd be a mess too Mr Lemonis!


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deltaland
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Who is cutting onions in here


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deltaland
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
A little detail that goes unnoticed that shows the character of Lemonis is his comment “see what the guys won”

Not

“See what I won”

Or even “see what we won”

That’s an unselfish person and a good leader


Hailstate15
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Lemonis is just unbelievable at his job. Easily one of the best in the business


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Funky Tide 8
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
quote:

A little detail that goes unnoticed that shows the character of Lemonis is his comment “see what the guys won”

Not

“See what I won”

Or even “see what we won”

That’s an unselfish person and a good leader



Noticed that too.


PPeterson1
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
As an LSU fan I’m so proud of you guys. LSU and State was the class of the SEC before NCAA baseball was even popular.


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Tiger on the Rag
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Friggin awesome! Congrats coach Lemonis and dawg nation. I hope Ron Polk gets a little out of this too.


Train is comin
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Damn that's awesome.


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Hailstate15
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
He smoked SEVERAL victory cigars for sure. Polk was there and works in the AD


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Bill Parker?
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Announcers during the CWS mentioned that Lemonis was raised in Starkville. Somebody needs to fill us in on the story, given the history of MSU baseball and the impact that it's had in the region.

Watched the ESPN story on Will Clark and Rapheal Palmerio last night...MSU baseball has a great tradition.


MullenBoys
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
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Announcers during the CWS mentioned that Lemonis was raised in Starkville. Somebody needs to fill us in on the story, given the history of MSU baseball and the impact that it's had in the region.


Chris was born in Starkville while his dad, Thomas , was a student at from Miss State. They moved to South Carolina while he was a kid so he basically grew up there.

He played for the Citadel on a team that went to the CWS. Chris was a very good baseball player and after graduating, became an assistant coach there.

Anyway, his dad being a MSU grad followed Miss State & The Citadel. So there were ties to MSU from his dad and John Cohen knew Chris. The rest is history.

ETA: As far as baseball in the region goes, the entire state is ate up on baseball. MSU was really the first to get huge crowds in the stands.

Now, one person who never gets enough credit is Ron Polk. While he stayed busy fighting the NCAA from destroying college baseball, he was busy doing what he could to get other Universities more interested in the sport, especially in our state.
Older Southern Miss fans and even Jackson State fans give him a lot of credit.

Because of all the love for the sport in MS, it did not take much effort for Ole Miss to draw huge crowds when they also got serious. Of course they already had a rival baseball school they wanted to catch which turned out good for everyone. Even USM!

This post was edited on 7/2 at 12:44 am


Godawgs4
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
Very good College baseball is played in Mississippi. Smaller schools such as Delta State, William Carey etc. have excellent baseball teams that can play with anybody even the best of the P5 teams. Before RPI became a big factor in getting to a Regional, State played many of those teams and the games were always competitive and they won more than a few times as well.

Coach Polk really boosted the SEC. When he was hired at State in 1975, there was a tiny brief in the sports section of the newspapers around the state. That very same edition had as its sports headline story a new assistant football coach being hired at Ole Miss.

Coach Polk rebuilt the State program with players like Buck Showalter, Bruce Castoria, Mark Gillespie, Mike Kelly, Kenny Kurtz etc. and at that same time pushed the other schools in the SEC to put more emphasis on baseball. Gradually they did as they saw there was a market for it. LSU was obviously the first to take their program to another level but over the last 40+ years every school in the SEC now has a nice stadium with good facilities (well maybe not Mizzou).
But Coach Polk deserves the credit for laying the ground work for what the SEC has become in baseball over the last 30 years.


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Turf Taint
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re: Chris Lemonis’ dad will move you to tears
That's the good stuff right there! Love it.


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