The 2010 season was magical for TCU. Just how magical? Let's look at some numbers:
MWC Record: 19-5 (1st)
Final Ranking: #3 (Baseball America)
Final RPI/SOS: 9/42
Regional: Beat Lamar, Arizona, Baylor @ TCU
Super Regional: Beat Texas @ Texas, two out of three.
CWS: Beat Florida State Twice, UCLA Once, knocked out of tournament by UCLA
Awards/Accolades: Johnny Bench Award Winner, National Freshman of the Year, 10 All-MWC Players, MWC Pitcher of the Year, MWC Freshman of the Year, Three All Americans.
I think it is fair to say 2010 was one of the best, if not THE best season in the history of TCU Baseball. While they fell short of the National Championship, they were able to successfully turn Omaha purple and bring TCU up to the highest level of college baseball excellence.
At this point, I have a confession to make... I wrote about 1000 words here recapping the season, big games and the critical highlights that capped off the CWS run. But I realized... None of it matters, really. All that matters is one at bat, one hit, one moment that will last for the rest of time (TCU history, and CWS history). Yes, the season was great. But at this point, I find it hard to believe that all the build up was nothing more than preparation for a once-in-a-lifetime moment, that hot summer day in Omaha, Nebraska.
June 23, 2010:
Matt Curry Comeback Grand Slam - TCU vs Florida State (via LovinThaDee)
TCU's Matt Curry Hits Homerun vs FSU.wmv (via wwwbriancaincom)
Here is my second favorite memory from that year:
TCU Baseball Advance to the College World Series 2010 (via fortheloveofmj74)
Frogs O' War Top Ten TCU Mountain West Moments: