Don't let State fans get to you regarding the NCAA bat issue in Omaha. It was a routine exercise in which every team participated. They removed bats that had dents and dings. I am sure that we aren't the only team to lose bats. In fact, we may benefit from getting new bats that aren't beat to shit. From a consistency or superstitious standpoint, it sucks, but the new bats may have more pop.
In no way shape or form did we cheat. If we did, the NCAA would have fined us or DQ'd us. At minimum, we would have been punished in some way, right? But they didn't and we weren't. Why? Because there was nothing about our bats that gave us any competitive advantage at any point in the season.
Hearing State fans react to this very standard procedure doesn't diminish ANY of our accomplishments this season. That's what they are attempting to do. The only thing their reactions confirm is that that are idiots. Their accusations don't even make sense.
Although I despise having to point all of this out to protect our coaches, fans, and players, I do take solace in the fact that State fans prove once again that they are obsessed with every breath we take, will do anything an everything to knock us down to their miserable level, and some State fans are blatant idiots without the brainpower to process reason or logic.
They are the TV News of fanhood. They live in a sensationalist, hyperbolic, conspiracy laden dreamworld.
Simply put, they are "bat" shit crazy.