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Lsupimp
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NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
And every school in the conference should be able to capitalize. I expect the sport to expand tremendously in popularity once the best HS players realize they can get paid and have far better training facilities and lifestyle on campus and still make bank. I’m guessing attendance increases proportionally as these top kids make the decision to go to college instead of into the minor leagues and 10 years from now and this league becomes a monster with tremendous fan support and interest- the kind LSU /MSU etc have had for decades. Prepare for us to troll you by calling your school a baseball school every now and again as your school lures the big names in. Yes even you Bama.



artompkins
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
Don't kid yourself. Baseball sux


Pygthagorean Theorem
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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Don't kid yourself. Baseball sux


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artompkins


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
It's sad how many of y'all want college baseball to be more than it is. I really hope Alabama continues its upward momentum in the sport, but it will never be fun to watch.
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PlateJohnsonIII
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
Minor league baseball has a lot to lose when it comes to the powers of the NCAA being restricted.

College teams should be able to draw more fan attention than local minor league teams, and the current minor league pay may not be enough to combat scholarship+Room and board + NIL deals, etc


Lsupimp
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
This guy gets it.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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Baseball sux


Found the tuba player.


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Rip Torn
Member since Mar 2020
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
Baseball is a declining sport and has been for the last couple decades. Youth participation is plummeting and it is very expensive to play. Travel baseball is killing the sport due to cost and commitment. MLB attendance is tanking. You have lost your mind and I played, still coach before you come up with some goofy retort.


UKat
Kentucky Fan
Owensboro
Member since Aug 2010
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
It's about to usher the end of collegiate athletics as we've known and loved.....


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Mizzou4ever
Missouri Fan
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
Gee, do ya think the price on aluminum will go up too?


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carolinaswamper
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unincorporated swamp, johns island,
Member since Jan 2013
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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Don't kid yourself. Baseball sux
This is the usually the mindset of a young moron with attention span of a 12 year old girl with an Iphone in her hand. College baseball is the most entertaining team sport. Sorry there are no explosions and CGI monsters cubby.


carolinaswamper
South Carolina Fan
unincorporated swamp, johns island,
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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it will never be fun to watch.
You never swung a bat, put on pads or dribbled a ball in all your life. You reek of it. Now go have "fun" honey.


C W
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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Baseball sux


The upside is that i catch up on a lot of home maintenance


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bamameister
Alabama Fan
Right here, right now
Member since May 2016
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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And every school in the conference should be able to capitalize. I expect the sport to expand tremendously in popularity once the best HS players realize they can get paid and have far better training facilities and lifestyle on campus and still make bank. I’m guessing attendance increases proportionally as these top kids make the decision to go to college instead of into the minor leagues and 10 years from now and this league becomes a monster with tremendous fan support and interest- the kind LSU /MSU etc have had for decades. Prepare for us to troll you by calling your school a baseball school every now and again as your school lures the big names in. Yes even you Bama.


Makes sense up to a point. But then you have to actually watch the games. Ugh!


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Trojan1998
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
SEC baseball was as popular in the late 1990s as it is today. I doubt it will get any popular. It peaked and plateaued fifteen to twenty years ago.


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Mizzou4ever
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Kansas City, Mo
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
I use to love watching and playing baseball as a kid. Baseball to me isn't as exciting as it once was, just not enough action, and yes I understand the chess game being played behind the scenes. Whether pro or college, the excitement level for fanbases is almost always linked to the team having anything to play for.


Lsupimp
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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once the best HS players realize they can get paid and have far better training facilities and lifestyle on campus and still make bank.


Nobody addressed the premise . Being a freshman at LSU for instance, with cash in your pocket, coeds, access to Maruccci, the training table etc is so far superior to 3 years in the minors it is crazy. Therefore your roster is more talented, the on the field product is superior and more people get into it.

I’m not arguing that it is suddenly football or that simpletons and haters will suddenly flock to the games.


Rip Torn
Member since Mar 2020
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re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
The excitement is gone because it’s all or nothing for most hitters which is about as boring as possible to watch. Few teams no how to or even attempt to manufacture runs. That is why you are seeing very high strikeout totals and more no hitters. Hitters are taught to elevate the ball instead of more level, contact swings. Pitchers are trained for power and velocity which is great for home run production but turns into a very boring all or nothing at bat


XenScott
Alabama Fan
Pensacola
Member since Oct 2016
1408 posts

re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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The excitement is gone because it’s all or nothing for most hitters which is about as boring as possible to watch. Few teams no how to or even attempt to manufacture runs. That is why you are seeing very high strikeout totals and more no hitters. Hitters are taught to elevate the ball instead of more level, contact swings. Pitchers are trained for power and velocity which is great for home run production but turns into a very boring all or nothing at bat


You just described MLB, not college. College baseball is a much better product On the field. Have you been watching?


holdmydak
Member since Feb 2017
293 posts

re: NIL is about to usher in the Golden Age of SEC baseball popularity & fan base growth
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Youth participation is plummeting and it is very expensive to play. Travel baseball is killing the sport due to cost and commitment


This is just dead wrong, I’m sorry. I coach a travel baseball team and do lessons for a big travel ball organization. It’s definitely a completely different world than the old Dixie youth/dizzie dean, Rec league then all star tournament days. Definitely different, is it better? Yes I believe so. There is soooo much more resources and facilities to help these kids grow at a young age, also daddy ball, aka daddy coaches is a thing of the past, now your kids will be coached by younger more energetic guys who actually played college baseball and have zero favoritism.

For $200/month you can join our organization and be on a team, for $30/month you can join the facility, and just take advantage of the amenities if you just wanna play rec league but want the new age amenities. If you are on a team, unless you are playing at the highest level, top 5% of kids or less, every tournament is local, and there are multiple local options per weekend. Tournament costs usually run you $300 per team, so on average about $30 per family, guaranteed 3 games, up to 5-6. We offer free classes every day to members after school as well.

So to join a competitive “travel” team (90% of tournaments are within 30 min), get the amenities of an indoor facility(15+ cages, 5 bullpens, indoor and outdoor turf fielding area), free classes, access to discounted lessons, 3ish tournaments a month so atleast 9 games up to 18, 8 guaranteed practices, you get all this for:

Organization fee- $200
3 tournaments- $90
TOTAL- $290

That’s not a bad deal at all $290 for all of that, especially if your kid is serious about it and you want him to play high school ball.

Also, participation is not down at all, sure, there is rec that is still available but if your kid is good and serious about it would u want him to be playing at that level in the first place? The amount of competitive local “travel” teams around my area, say within 30 minutes, is more than you could ever play in multiple years.

At first I was against it, approached it with the get off my lawn, that’s not how we did it in my days BS, but I’ve been around it for years and it is just a better model, these kids get developed so much more and that’s what it’s all about. And it’s time to quit calling it travel ball; like I said, the large majority of travel ball teams literally don’t travel, maybe once per fall and spring season, that’s what I do, but just as a fun bonding experience for the kids, but is it necessary to travel, ever? Absolutely not.


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