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Technical Tidbits 3/9: Baseball starts ACC schedule, Stansbury celebrates 100 days

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In which Tech baseball looks to start hot down in Miami.

Duke v Georgia Tech Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Georgia Tech baseball claimed yet another series over the weekend, taking two of three from Belmont to improve to 9-2 on the season. Sunday’s game, which the Jackets dropped by a final score of 11-5 to the Bruins, was a second consecutive rocky start for Keyton Gibson, who has now given up 11 earned runs over his last 2.1 innings pitched (both starts). He now owns both of Tech’s losses on the season plus a win that he picked up during the opening series.

Meanwhile, the Jackets will kick off the ACC schedule with a trip down to Miami this weekend for a matchup with the latest uber-talented Hurricanes team. There’s no such thing as a must-win in early March, but sweep or even a nice series win against one of the conference’s premiere teams would be a welcome sight for a Tech team with plenty left to prove.

Athletic director Todd Stansbury celebrated his 100th day on the job yesterday, meaning that the post-sasquatch days of Mr. Bobinski have now hit the century mark. Though his tenure has been brief to this point, Stansbury has already brought a renewed sense of passion and progress to a Georgia Tech front office which has lacked each of those characteristics over the past few years. Whether or not his creative proposals will pan out remains to be seen, but his hard work has not gone unnoticed so far.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who we all remember for squabbling with the AJC’s Ken Sugiura following Cuse’s loss at Tech a few weeks back, has taken his remarkable crotchetiness to a new level by going after the traditional host city of the ACC basketball tournament: Greensboro, North Carolina. Actually, Boeheim is right — the tournament is much better off being played in a large city where many fans actually live, as opposed to the home city of the ACC itself. I don’t believe that Brooklyn is necessarily the correct place to hold it, but the man is right on this one. Unfortunately, there are two things holding back his credibility:

  1. Syracuse won exactly as many games as Georgia Tech in this season’s tournament.
  2. Boeheim got cyber-bullied for it by the official Twitter account of the City of Greensboro.

Yeah, that’s hard to rebound from. Maybe we will get to continue the Boeheim storyline with a Georgia Tech v. Syracuse matchup in the NIT!