Oklahoma coach Sunny Golloway said the Big 12 tournament pales compared to what residents in Moore are going through. The tournament was delayed for 3 1/2 hours because of early morning rain showers.
“When I woke up about 6:15 (a.m.) and I heard rain hitting the window I was sick to my stomach because I thought to myself, ‘How are they going to continue the cleanup?'” Golloway said. “It wasn't about what's going to happen to baseball. Being very candid I could care less what happens to baseball ...”
“Mayor Mick Cornett and his words before the game were a tribute to Oklahoma. But I also thought it was a great learning opportunity for the athletes on the field to hear his words of encouragement and why we're playing ... And he had a pretty good fastball.”
Oklahoma players wear special T-shirts
OU players wore sky blue T-shirts to the postgame news conference that they wore under their jerseys. The shirts featured the state of Oklahoma with the word HOME, the O replaced by the logo on the state flag.
“It's kind of a haven for us to be able to come out and play baseball but your mind never gets off it,” Golloway said. “The helicopters are going over so we're thinking about our shirts, which make a statement for themselves.
“This is our home. Those are our family, those are our friends. My grandson is a Moore resident with my daughter and son-in-law so it really hit home.”
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