If we thought we were on the road to baseball fame and fortune at the beginning of last week, it didn't take us long to realize that our baseball team is the starlet who gets a few good breaks in commercials and winds up in B westerns being carried off by the Indians.
Tech baseball went into last week ranked at #11, ready to make the big jump to the top ten, and left the week going 1 for 4 and leaving fans realizing that great dreams don't happen, they are often carved out of reworked nightmares. First it was Georgia Southern throwing Tech off the mountain top from their Eagle's nest. Then hopes were shattered as a crushing victory was answered in the bottom game of a Friday doubleheader by an equally crushing defeat at the hands of swamp-dwelling aboriginals. The faithful had to wait through a tortured Saturday that was tame in the face of the earlier storms of dying Winter, only to find that Palm Sunday was no time of hallelujahs from the golden city in Atlanta.
Losing three games in a week is not a sign that this team is not talented and unable to compete at a national level, but a drop from 17-2 to 18-5 in the space of 6 days does not sit well with the judges of national powers. Nor should it open opportunities for us, the fans, to begin making excuses. Our team had the big chance, the big break, and it fell on its face last week. So going into this Easter week with a team that is .666 against conference foes has to give us serious pause and make us hope that, with games against Citadel and Wake Forest, this will not be a road to execution but rather to resurrection by Sunday's end.