Originally Posted by real orange
After the seventh inning playing of God bless America, one of the coaches started screaming into the dougout saying those of us that love our country come out and show respect for our country. Most of the players had stood on the foul lines while the song was played but evidently not all partisipated. This was embarasing to me also. Did any one else notice this?
I wasn't there, so I didn't see it, but this would have been the first time an opposing team has played God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch this year. A lot of pro teams do it, but not college.
I'd say it's possible, if not likely, that some team members were not aware of what was going on when they started playing it. If this was a home game where it was something that they had done all season, I could see the issue, but it's quite possible it took some guys by surprise.
Originally Posted by ShowmeVols
Just curious as to what outcome he expected when he stuck an unprepared freshman outfielder on the mound. Whatever he was trying to accomplish, he sure wasn't signaling to his team that he was serious about winning the game.
I disagree. The team is desperately short on arms and is one day away from starting a series against a top-25 team. The kid was outstanding on the mound in high school and had thrown well in bullpen sessions leading up to the start. Serrano said in the pre-game interview that he was only looking for 2 innings out of Allen. He got one and part of another.