The Florida State Seminoles lost today to the University of Miami (FL) 7-5 to end the FSU season without a National Title. Earlier this season, FSU and Miami (FL) had a bench clearing incident at the end of the ACC series. The incident started when the Seminoles showed poor sportsmanship by not coming out at the end of the game which caused a reaction from the UM players to get the FSU players out. (Full Article about incident available here.) Today, both teams came out of the dugout with the FSU players and UM players shaking hands without incident. Miami (FL) head coach Jim Morris and his assistants were standing at home plate waiting for Mike Martin Sr and his staff to come out of the dugout but it never happened.
I know Mike Martin Sr. is one of the top coaches in the country but this is an absolute joke that he will not come out and shake hands with Jim Morris. You really expect your kids to win and lose with class when you as a head coach continue to hold a grudge against your rival school. How much of an effort does it take to go out and congratulate the Hurricanes on winning a game? These teams will be meeting next year and every year in the future as members of the ACC so Martin better lose his grudges. Do you think Martin should have at least came out and shook hands with Morris?
The biggest issue this shows me that Mike Martin Sr. believes that he is more important to FSU then representing the university in a classy manner. He believes that the name on the back of his jersey is more important then the name across his chest. That is just wrong and he should be reprimanded by the FSU administration for his lack of class.