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Big 12 baseball: Sooners, Cowboys need to reschedule rained out Bedlam game

Rain wiped out Round 1 of Bedlam, leaving the bonus game in the series in doubt due to a lack of dates for rescheduling. That's unfortunate for both OU and OSU — and their fans.
by John Helsley Published: April 4, 2013

Golloway has pushed for a five-game plan in the past, but found resistance from former Cowboys coach Frank Anderson.

Holliday seems intrigued by the idea, although not without some consternation of his own. He was a player in 1996 — the last time Bedlam played both campuses in a single season — when bench-clearing incidents broke out in Norman and Stillwater in Games 4 and 5 of the series.

Holliday, then a freshman, was even involved the first night in Norman, when he and OU's Derek Wathan were both ejected.

“The last two games turned out pretty rough,” Holliday said. “Swung it out there and swung it out here. I don't know if that's healthy.

“Sometimes if you play too much you get a little bit chippy.”

Holliday said he's grown and matured since then, partly due to lessons taken from that series. And he said he hoped his maturity would reflect in his team.

“You try to teach your team that baseball can be played one way, and that's with an even-keel and a focus and an emotional stimulus of being ready and on your toes,” he said. “And if you get past that, you don't play your best. If you're not at that, you certainly won't play your best.

“I think what you want your kids to do is enjoy the interest in a ballgame like that, versus play any different. Because if you don't, or you get emotional, it won't serve you. Baseball's not to be played emotional the way football is.”

So there's hope.

After all, more is better, right? Maybe even with Bedlam.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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Friday: at Texas, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: at Texas, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday: at Texas, 2 p.m.

April 12: at Baylor, 6:35 p.m.

April 13: at Baylor, 3:05 p.m.

April 14: at Baylor, 1:05 p.m.


Friday: at Kansas, 6 p.m.

Saturday: at Kansas, 2 p.m.

Sunday: at Kansas, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: vs. Oral Roberts, ONEOK Field, Tulsa

April 12: at TCU, 6:30 p.m.

April 13: at TCU, 4 p.m.

April 14: at TCU, 1 p.m.


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