- Nov 30, 2008
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Interesting. The softball team MI fields & sends to bat in 2022 is equally as questionable as MN's (MI's weaker IMO on defense). But MI has 2 quality veteran pitchers whose ERAs are around 2.00; MN's pitchers hover around 4+ ERA, if not higher at times. In offense MN all season has stereotypically sent Espalin, Evans, and DenHartog up to load the bases, where they've stood stranded for the next 3 outs. Run production below those 3 batters has been minimal, sometimes
non-existent, as per this weekend.
MN's slide downward began after 2019 & the WCWS, just when it seemed it would start entering a real golden age. In just 3 years, I find MN softball 2022 to be directionless & the staff leadership MIA in articulating itself well as to where it's heading. Without a revamped pitching staff & 4-5 aggressive, strong new bats, how can 2023 be better?
As for Hugh McCutcheon, he must get countless offers of other jobs, but he came here, recruits elite talent every year, and STAYS PUT!
Interesting that Hugh stays here. Not sure how much he makes. I talked to Alister the first year season tix for softball were available and she told.me the athletic department almost didnt approve season softball tix due.to the cost of printing and postage. Softball is definitely not a revenue sport.