Matt Barrie's on-air mistake ahead of College World Series irritates Texas A&M faithful
Matt Barrie wrapped up SportsCenter on Friday afternoon ahead of the College World Series on ESPN, and one of his final comments unfortunately caught the ears of Texas A&M fans and they didn’t appreciate it.
“Coming up, top of the hour, man I love college baseball, the SEC has half the field in the College World Series, coming up in 6 minutes,” he said, “you’ve got Texas and Oklahoma coming up at the top of the hour.”
It doesn’t take an expert in the Aggies and Longhorns rivalry to know how that went over in Aggieland.
The Aggies (42-18) and Sooners (42-22) open the 8-team event on Friday afternoon before Texas (47-20) mets Notre Dame (40-15). Saturday openers match No. 2 Stanford (47-16) against Arkansas (43-19) and Ole Miss (37-22) against No. 14 Auburn (42-20).
My Boy who turned 13 today is seething mad at the disrespect and angling to write a sternly worded letter 😲😀: pic.twitter.com/ij7Ly5KLYb
— Brent Zwerneman 📰 (@BrentZwerneman) June 17, 2022
The Associated Press pointed out that home runs are on the rise. Texas, Stanford and Arkansas each enter the CWS with at least 100 home runs and Mississippi has 99. A total of 19 Division I teams hit at least 100 this season compared with 3 last year.
Of the 8 CWS teams, Oklahoma is the one that most resembles college teams of yesteryear. The Sooners have put down 32 sac bunts and stolen 142 bases, most among CWS teams, and have hit just 70 homers.