As I’ve watched one after another amazingly talented fuller-figured athlete play during this WCWS, I keep thinking about having read here recently that Ralph won’t recruit players like these who are absolutely kicking @ss on the field. He apparently doesn’t go for players who “don’t look like athletes.”
What a huge mistake if that’s how he is choosing — or not choosing — Lady Vols. Besides it sounding kinda gross and dirty-old-man sexist, it’s just plain stupid. If Tennessee had had a few of those women he’d reject based on body type, the Lady Vols might be in OKC right now instead of at home watching it on TV.
Not at the end of the year. Arnold was the superior pitcher when it counted. lets be honest the top pitching prospects have stayed clear of Tennessee in recent years because of how the Weekly’s handle the pitching staff.
I agree that losing Ally had to hurt but this is kind of speculation. We will never know for sure but Ally very well could have done what 99% of all freshmen do and that is hit a wall somewhere . She would have helped in other ways by solidifying the catcher position which is paramount for being strong up the middle. We knew we were losing Gregg and shortstop really threw a monkey wrench in the infield. Hard to have to depend on a freshman to take that position and run with it like they hoped with Osbron. On top of that she was no where near ready by the start of the season. Since Leach ended up there it would have been more reasonable to put her there at the git go and find Parsons or someone else for second way before they did. It was believed that Savannah was the likely one but she cannot and did not hit which put her on the bench. She had never been a hitter so why assume she would. I know the same could be said about Haley and she did but was said have been knocking the ball all over the place the last 3 years in practice. I know I got off topic but this all is JMHO as always!