Friday, June 21, 2013

Good job, Dawgs.

Nice job.  No happy to be there, go in there and take the %*#(#*$ trophy.  And where exactly is Tommy Raffo right  now?  Blast from the past.  Good thing State didn't listen to Polk.  Cohen brings home the trophy, maybe they should say sure thing Ron, we will take your name off the stadium and put Cohen's up there.


meople said...

Polk has been holding us back. Cohen is one hell of a recruiter. GO STATE

Hailstate said...

Polk was wrong to try to name his successor, and while Raffo might have done a good job, there is no way he could have met what Cohen has done.

BUT - Polk brought baseball at MSU to a level never anticipated. And brought baseball in the SEC up as well. LSU followed suit (and passed) MSU - except of course in the atmosphere of the ballpark. To even suggest taking Polk's name off the stadium, even in jest, is blasphemy.

Proud of Bulldogs - Cohen and his Assts have done an absolutely great job. But Polk brought a great deal to MSU baseball for many years as well.

Kingfish said...

Polk is the one who wanted it removed. Click on link and read first comment.

Courtney's RACK said...

Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

Polk brought baseball at Dudy to another level. Last thing we need is an LSU graduate telling us what ought to take place at MSU.

Anonymous said...

UM is so shaken up that they will probably do something stupid like knee jerk fire the coach that put their program on the map.

Kingfish said...

You are correct. There is one key difference between the two (besides 5 rings) and that is Polk tried to run the program when he left while Skip did ruin the program when he left by hiring Smoke.

Anonymous said...

LSU decided to get into baseball when former LSU AD Carl Maddox came to a Super Bulldog weekend in the early 80's. This was when MSU was the only school that did a "Super Thingy Weekend". He saw that baseball could make money, create buzz and ignite the fan base. He told LT that LSU was gonna get "into baseball big time" and boy did he.

The rest is history, and KF, Skip made a mistake. I don't think he "ran the program into the ground".

Anonymous said...

Raffo was head coach at Ark State.

Kingfish said...

Two things Skip did that resulted in the Smoke hire:

1. Camp money
2. Ran off Bianco and Wells as candidates because he wanted to name the assistants. In other words, take care of his own guys.

Smoke's last year and Manieri's first year were really really bad. No talent and what little talent there was had bad attitudes. So much that PM kicked them off the team after the first year. I had season tickets and the attendance was really bad Smoke's last two years.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with naming your successor? Imperial rulers have done it for centuries.

Nobody, coach or industrial manager, or anybody else who creates a dynasty simply retires and walks off into the sunset without some conversation.

Ron Polk put MSU baseball and Dudy Noble Field on the national map and that's a fact.

Anonymous said...

2:25 no argument on that, but what is sad is than Coach Polk pulled a "Haley Barbourish" faux pas as he was going out the door. No, he doesn't feel the same about MSU as before, and guess what....MSU fans don't think the same of him either. His conduct was unforgivable, but then again how can it be forgiven, when Polk never asked for forgiveness.

Kingfish said...

Did it ever occur to anyone I am taking up for Cohen? I didn't think he deserved his treatment when he was hired. In fact, I defended him then. Now I'm saying I told you so. He can't say it but I can.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it. Cohen was a good hire. Polk was a great coach and did wonders for MSU and for the entire SEC. Polk moved the SEC into big-time baseball. Granted, he didn't leave in the manner that most think he should have, but that was his style all along (che never was shy about voicing his opinions - check his many statements about the NCAA while he was coaching.)

I don't blame him for pushing Raffo - I'm sure he thought it was the best thing. He was wrong - proven by Cohen's turning the program back around. But I don't kick him around just because of that. I do praise Cohen for what he has done.

Enough said. MSU is playing for the national championship (LSU is not; nor is Vanderbilt, SC or TSUN btw.) Let's just be happy that Cohen has them there. Leave the stadium alone, be glad that Polk was there when he was - particularly the first time - and give Cohen and the team the support now.

Kingfish said...

When Cohen was at Kentucky he had the players going door to door to push the program

Anonymous said...

so what..........everybody has a gimmick of one sort or another. Croom brought prayer into the athletic dorm. Even the thugs learned to pray. They remained thugs, but they learned to pray.

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