The 2014 Baseball Season
A Clockwork Vandy: Temple
A Clockwork Vandy: VTPhD rewatches the Temple game, comments to himself about it. Should we be encouraging his behavior?
BASEBALL STATISTICS: WHIP
VTPhD once again bores us with some nerd shit about the Sabermetric, WHIP
4 Dores Named Louisville Slugger All-Americans
Yes, it's the four you would expect. No, the rest of the world is yet to fully appreciate the precision brutality that is Hayden "The Cold Stone K-Reamer" Stone's slider.
Dores in the Minors: Espo Rakes, Miller, Rav Debut
Vanderbilt alums have had a busy month in the majors. But things are developing down on the farm as well. Has Jason Esposito finally figured things out? Can Brian Miller and Adam Ravenelle keep up this torrid start to their pro careers?
John Norwood Signs FA Contract With Marlins
I'll pause to let you collect your jaws from the floor. Now that your mouth is closed, let's analyze what this move means for the team.
Dores in the Minors: Casali, VerHagen Get the Call
Two former Vanderbilt baseball stars earned their first trips to the major leagues this past week. Meanwhile, players like Mike Yastrzemski and Conrad Gregor continued to rake in the minors.
Jared Miller Signs (Brady Aiken Doesn't)
The Junior lefty, picked in the 11th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, signs for $150K, BUT HOLY CRAP, HOUSTON LET THE #1 PICK GO UNSIGNED!!!
What Conde Signing With NY Means For Our Team
Senor Racha Caliente is leaving title town for the evil empire, and we salute him. This column looks at whether signing was a good decision, and what this means for next year.
Adam Ravenelle Signs With Detroit
The man who threw the last pitch in this year's College World Series is thought to be a fast riser, and will likely get a shot at making the Tigers in next year's spring training.
Tyler Beede Signs With Giants for $2.65 Million
Long story short: Come to Vandy and get a National Championship and at least $150k more than you would have out of high school, even if you falter towards the end of your junior season.
Vandy Alums in the Minors; Kemp, Westlake Impress
Tim Corbin's alums have been tearing up the minor leagues, and a new wave of #VandyBoys could be arriving in the MLB soon. Here's a look at some notable performances from the past week - including appearances from Mike Yastrzemski and Tony Kemp.
Dylan Cease Signs With Cubs for $1.5 Million
Cease becomes the 5th Commodores commit to sign with an MLB team. (Screams into pillow.)
Tim Corbin Named National Coach of the Year
Vanderbilt's rise from also-ran to national champion in just over a decade's time didn't go unnoticed. The architect behind building this skyscraper, Tim Corbin, has been named National Coach of the Year.
Three Commodores Make College National Team
The team is comprised of the top rising sophomores and juniors in the nation, and yes, it's probably the three Commodores who fit that criteria that you would have guessed.
Chris Harvey Signs Free Agent Deal With Pirates
This is actually not that surprising.
Brian Miller Signs With Rays (Or Doesn't)
The side-winding right handed reliever has to pay for that ring somehow...
Revisiting My First Column of the Season
In which I basically predicted us winning it all this year. Was I right about everything? No. But mostly. Mostly.
Twitter: Papi's Dad Allegedly Thrown Out of CWS Final Game
Mike Papi's dad was thrown out of the game last night. Guess being a bitch runs in the family #CWS AnchorDown— Gates Weaver (@GatesWeaver) June 26, 2014
It should be noted that I haven't been able to find ANY other source to confirm this. So take this whatever grain of salt you wish to. Bonus tweet! Standing ovation from Vandy and South Carolina fans alike #nationalchamps pic.twitter.com/9cH2cpptGU — Vandy Baseball (@VandyBaseball) September 21, 2014
Four Commodores Named to the All CWS Team
Also, Baseball America's Aaron Fitt shows what it looks like when a sports reporter completely understands his subject material (you're still on notice SI's Jon Tayler).
SI Baseball Writer Proves Ignorance of Norwood
Want to see what it looks like when a sports writer has literally no idea about the story he was assigned to write?
Dansby Swanson Named College World Series MVP
Dansby Swanson is made of magic. He batted an astounding .323 in TD Ameritrade Park's pitcher-friendly confines to lead the Commodores past Virginia and to their first-ever NCAA Baseball Championship.
VANDERBILT: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. 'Dores Topple UVA
John Norwood picked the right time to hit Vanderbilt's first home run of the College World Series. Norwood's eighth inning dinger was the deciding run to deliver an NCAA Championship for Tim Corbin and the Commodores.
CWS Final Gamethread: Vanderbilt at Virginia
Vanderbilt and Virginia square off in the final game of 2014 to crown a national champion. Will the Commodores snap out of their pitching funk and claim their first-ever men's national title? Or will the Cavs come out on top to fulfill their preseaso
THE CROAKING RAVEN DOTH BELLOW FOR REVENGE
Vanderbilt got beaten 7-2 in game 2 of the College World Series. Now, there's only one thing on this fanbase's mind: REVENGE.
Tonight's Championship Game: Revenge
Last night was brutal. Tonight, we get revenge. Virginia, ready yourselves for 9 innings of hellfire.
Virginia Rallies, Beats Vandy 7-2 to Force Game 3
There will be a game three. Virginia overcame Tyler Beede and an early Vanderbilt lead to post a 7-2 victory and force a title-deciding game on Wednesday night. UVA starter Brandon Waddell was sterling on the mound for the Cavaliers.
CWS Finals Gamethread: Virginia at Vandy, Game 2
The NCAA title is on the line when Vanderbilt and Virginia face off in game two of the College World Series. The Commodores can claim their first-ever championship with a win, but the Cavaliers are looking to stay alive with a victory of their own.
The Most Important Game of the Year: Game 2 v. UVA
At 7pm CT (ESPN), Tyler Beede will take the mound in an attempt to eliminate UVA and put our squad in the history books. Here we go...