If you haven’t been on the site in past couple of days, we have started counting down until the first pitch for the Georgia Tech Baseball team. Yesterday, the first article was published, looking back at Tech’s 2019 season. This was a very informative article, as it recapped the season, looked at some key stats, and took a look at who’s gone and who’s back for the Jackets. Keep your eyes out for more preview articles all the way until Valentine’s Day, when the Beesball team takes on the St. Peter’s Peacocks at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The most interesting thing that stuck out to me from this Georgia Tech Baseball preview article was that Tech Head Coach Danny Hall stuck a picture of Auburn celebrating their walk-off home run against the Jackets in the NCAA Regionals last year for everyone to see. If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is. Although last season didn’t end too well for the Jackets, it was a major success and laid the groundwork for many more great seasons on the Flats to come. Springtime can’t get here fast enough.
The Beesball team has been ranked in numerous preseason polls, consistently being ranked around no. 20. This poll, from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, placed the Jackets at no. 22. Along with the poll results, the GTAA announced that single-game tickets are officially on sale for the Yellow Jackets’ 2020 campaign, with many great options to choose from.
Even with all of this baseball talk, we can’t forget that we’re currently in the heart of the college basketball season. Georgia Tech will face off against the VPISU Hokies tonight at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion, with the game airing on the ACC Network. Tech played well in a loss Saturday at Notre Dame, giving up a season-low five turnovers, but shot the ball poorly (40.5%). Virginia Tech has been pretty good this season, coming into the game at 14-8, but only 5-6 in ACC conference play. While it will be tough, if Tech comes out hot, it is definitely winnable for the Jackets.
Make that two concerts scheduled for Georgia Tech this Summer. A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Korean super group BTS would be performing at BDS in May. Yesterday, it was announced that famous band Guns N’ Roses would rock Atlanta away in August, less than a month before Georgia Tech Football opens the season against the Clemson Tigers. These two concerts should bring in a good amount of money to the GTAA, which is currently enduring some financial problems. I’m really looking forward to these performances.
Question of the Day: What do you think of Guns N’ Roses?