Judging by the fact that this is a baseball website, I feel that it is safe to assume that you all have been to your fair share of baseball games. I would also assume that at those games, no matter what was happening on the field, your experience as a spectator was either ruined or significantly enriched by the music that was played during the game. There is no sport that has more downtime than baseball, so even if I am exaggerating a little, it is safe to say that ballpark music is a key element of creating a fun stadium atmosphere. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (May 25th)
At the beginning of the year, most college baseball teams get together to come up with a motto for the upcoming season. “ONE HEARTBEAT,” “We’re busting ours to kick yours” and “UNCAGED” (College of Charleston) are prime examples of such proverbs that could only be created by the brilliant minds of your favorite student-athletes. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Brown (April 11th)
After losing my battle with the wonky elbow and having to undergo surgery, I faced the harsh reality of not being able to play my junior season. I’m not going to lie, it’s been really tough, but I am thankful for the loving support of my family, friends, coaches and physical therapists. While it is nothing compared to being able to play, my teammates showed me that one positive to the situation was that I would actually have a Spring Break. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (April 6th)
Hello again. The baseball season is officially underway. It is an exciting time of the year, and it has been a lot of fun watching our team in action. Before I start writing about our ongoing season, I would like to finish what I had started a few weeks ago, with my preview of the Southern Conference. As you recall from my previous post, I was able to compile a list of six hitters to look out for in the SoCon by looking back on my personal experience in the league. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (Feb. 29th)
In anticipation of the 2012 season, college baseball websites around the country are starting to make predictions and give away pre-season awards. So, I feel compelled to do the same. Not only was I able to look at statistics from 2011, but I also thought back on my personal SoCon battles in order to create Drake Browne’s 2012 watch list. Enjoy! Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Brown (Feb. 13th)
I feel compelled to start this post with an apology. I am sorry for my recent absence from the pages of College Baseball Daily. I do not want to make excuses, but I have been incredibly busy over the past two months, so please let me explain.
Thanksgiving break is always a fun time, but as most college students would agree, it is such a tease. Not only do we get a limited number of days at home, most of which are spent in a food coma, but we return to campus facing the home stretch of the semester. This stretch includes term papers, final projects, and the always dreaded exam week. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Brown (January 16th)
Exams are finished, papers have been printed, and the Paladins are on their way home for Thanksgiving break. It is a much needed break. Nothing will fuel me up for the Semester’s home stretch better than grandma’s fabulous cooking, and some quality time with family and friends. It’s going to be a treat. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (November 23rd)
Here at FU, we bring Fall Practice to an end by competing in a “World Series.” This is common for Division-1 programs, but the Paladins do it a little differently than most.
“The Banana Split Series” was the brainchild of our head coach Ron Smith. The name came from everyone’s favorite treat, the banana split, which is the reward to each member of the winning squad (at the losing team’s expense of course.)
This year’s Banana Split series had another twist. Continue reading CBD Journal with Furman’s Drake Browne (November 1st): The Banana Split Series
The life of a college athlete can be interesting at times, to say the least. I do not think that it is better, or more fun that the regular college experience, but it is incredibly different. I have seen this throughout my first two years as a college baseball player, and I continue to see it every day. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (Furman)