Big 12 Baseball Tournament quoteboard: Then and now

By John Helsley Modified: May 23, 2011 at 1:02 am •  Published: May 23, 2011


Former Texas Tech coach Larry Hays

“I think it's good for your pitching. I can remember starting a guy in the last game who hadn't started all year for us. I can remember throwing guys who didn't really need to throw, playing for your life.”

OU coach Sunny Golloway

“We're going to step out as the leaders on this idea. I think we'll have a lot of people following suit.”

Associate Big 12 commissioner Tim Allen

“The beauty of the pool system, the fan doesn't have to sit around and say, ‘If we win, we play at this time. If we lose, we play at this time.' Now they know when their team is going to play all the way through. That's a tremendous convenience.”

OSU coach Frank Anderson

“With the other format, if you get into the loser's bracket, your pitching is so deteriorated by the time you get to regional play. This way you don't get strung out, five games into it, and you're throwing somebody you shouldn't be throwing at the end.”


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