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Weekend plans eliminated as Baseball heads to Florida

We can all be jealous and angry about our Commodores getting out of this horrid weather after cancelling the UIC series to play in Port Charlotte, Florida. As if none of us wanted to go to Spring Training...

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Well, it wouldn’t be the start of baseball season without a drop in temperatures, right?

That’s right. Tonight’s game against Belmont has been postponed until April 28th, a much warmer date, and this weekend’s series against UIC has been cancelled and replaced by a series against Indiana State in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Wait. WHAT?

The baseball team is going to Port Charlotte to play Indiana St?! Around the same time as Spring Training starts?? While we all sit here frozen in our homes and suffer without baseball?

Seems fair.

Meanwhile, the former Vanderbilt baseball players all heading to Spring Training this week are excited:

*** Note: these times are in EST. If you wish to follow David Price for updates on game start times, remember that he, too, is in the warm southeastern state of Florida. *shakes fist angrily*

I’m actually really excited to see how that last one plays out.

In the meantime, here’s how I expect this weekend WOULD HAVE gone:


"It’s cold. Very cold. Friday night here at the Hawk, fantastic pitching performance by Carson Fulmer before he gave way to the bullpen, who gave up the only run by the Flames. Vanderbilt wins 4-1 on the bats of Dansby Swanson and Rhett Wiseman, who knocked off two RBI each in the third and fifth innings respectively, in a game-shortened winterfest that ended in the 6th."


"Saturday got cancelled because why wasn’t Friday cancelled? It was SNOWING. Doubleheader on Sunday."


"Nope. Not happening. Everything’s still frozen, including the UIC bullpen catcher. You’d think he’d be used to this sort of thing! We should have played in Florida this weekend."

Okay, so maybe it’s a good thing this weekend was changed considering the looming weather approaching. But, it still means Nashville natives have to miss out on a weekend of fantastic baseball performances by our Commodores.

Wait, am I the only one complaining about this? Everyone else would rather sit at home and watch or listen to the Commodores from afar this weekend? Are you people crazy???


Stay tuned for a preview of the series against Indiana St. at Port Charlotte this weekend, and as always, the recap of the series on Monday.