Believe it or not, we’re just a little over 100 days out from opening day of the college baseball season.
The coldest weather is yet to come around the country and we’ve only just now entered what most people would reasonably consider the “holiday season,” but it won’t be long before players take the field for spring practice, to soon be followed by those programs north of the Mason-Dixon Line heading down to places like Southern California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida to play in season-opening tournaments and series against programs located in warmer, more hospitable late-winter locales.
In preparation for opening day, College Baseball Central is set to debut its third-annual edition of the College Baseball Countdown. Counting down from 100 to 0, we’ll discuss the things that have us most excited for the start of the college baseball season.
As you can see, these countdown items can be all over the map. Sometimes we discuss players. Other times, it’s an entire team that catches our eye. We’ll also use it to take a look at a conference race, a draft storyline, a particular series or tournament, or something a little more lighthearted, such as our hope as part of the 2016 countdown that the upcoming season would be blessed with improved weather in the early going after the first couple of months of the previous two seasons had been marred by winter weather.
We have a lot of fun putting this list together each year, and we certainly hope you have a lot of fun following along. Join us on this ride as we barrel toward opening day, won’t you?