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NCAA baseball and geographical diversity

As you might know by now, Vanderbilt was not selected as a regional host for the 2010 NCAA Baseball Championship.  Connecticut, after an inferior season by any objective measure, was selected.  Should I be outraged?

I actually give the NCAA some measure of credit.  They said that regional diversity would be a criterion, so it only makes sense to follow through.

Now, whether that should be a higher criterion than home team merit is obviously an open matter.  In a vacuum I understand their motives, but it's not like there are a lot of neutral college baseball fans in King of Prussia, PA; Waltham, MA; or Albany, NY who are jumping for joy because now they can drive comfortably to see NCAA baseball.  If those people don't exist in any appreciable number, why bother trying to [appease them] get them involved?

[VS cross-post]

Silver lining: The last time UConn hosted the NCAAs, also in a minor-league park, it hosted an eventual national champion from the SEC.

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