This story has taken on a new life. Florida has issued a rebuttal to the article on the GatorZone (UF's official ath site) :
Gator Baseball News @ GatorZone.com
Unf'nbelievable. Take it for what all of it is worth. Either way it is a PR nightmare for UF baseball.
I guess we'll know tomorrow. Wouldn't it be nice if that worked out?
I understand that new walk-on Trey Burstrom is a real keeper. One of his former Chatt State coaches raves about him, comparing him favorably with another Chatt State product - Andy Simunic. Time will tell.
Thanks, Jason. Been a rough year.
I don't know where McClain went. I'll see if I can find out.
With all the anticipation/excitement over football and then basketball, I've got to make sure someone is pumping up the BaseVOLS!
The only other guys that would have been returning that aren't - besides McClain - are Scott Dean (backup C from Knoxville) and Ryan Butner (P from Florida). Only losing 3 players at this point is about par for the course. College baseball yearly roster attrition is sometimes mindboggling.
Travel considerations. Flights have to be caught, etc.
This won't happen if you bus in on a road trip, but when you fly...
Typically in this situation, there is an agreement between schools that an inning won't start after a certain time based upon the visiting team's scheduled departure...