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Vandy’s Stallings Would Pull For His Son Over Vandy At CWS

Vanderbilt grads should be among the sharpest folks in the SEC.  So here’s hoping they’ll understand why Commodore basketball coach Kevin Stallings will be pulling for North Carolina should the Tar Heels and ‘Dores meet at the College World Series.

Jacob Stallings is a catcher for the Tar Heels and his father was in Chapel Hill Saturday as UNC clinched its CWS berth.  Vanderbilt has also booked a trip to Omaha.

“There is no dilemma,” Kevin Stallings said of a possible UNC-Vandy matchup.  “It’s a little awkward.  But my two favorite baseball teams have made it to Omaha.  It’s the best kind of dilemma… if you want to call it a dilemma.  It’s a case of two things that I was really hoping would happen, happening.”

While the father danced around the “who would you pull for” question, his son did not.  “I’m sure he’ll be rooting for the Heels in this one,” Jacob Stallings said.  “It will be a fun week for him.  I’m sure he’ll have some interviews, and I hope Vanderbilt fans understand why he’ll be cheering for Carolina.”

We hope so, too. 

Last year, legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley turned off a few Georgia backers when he said he admitted that he would be staying home and pulling for Tennessee — and his son Derek — when the Vols battled Georgia in Athens.  As if any man would pull against his own son.

 


4 comments
johnmrsec
johnmrsec

Mike...

We don't cover SEC baseball at all, to be honest. And I haven't even glanced at a CWS bracket. But best of luck to Vandy, Carolina and Florida.

John

CharlesMorse
CharlesMorse

Maybe the blog could be changed to mrsecatleastfor2ofthesports.com , hmmm.

johnmrsec
johnmrsec

Or I could just close up shop and let folks like you go find all this SEC information each day on your own.

We cover the two sports in the league that make money. If you want baseball, women's basketball or checkers, best of luck to ya.

Always good to hear from folks who appreciate a free site like this. Makes you want to work hard to keep it up.

John

Mike
Mike

I know you don't follow college baseball as much as you follow basketball and football, John. So you can be forgiven for not knowing the Vandy and UNC are in fact slated to meet each other for the first game in their bracket. So it is not "should the (two) meet in the (CWS)," but WHEN the two meet.

Love your blog, love to post comments here and love it when you and I get into to a little back and forth.



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