College Baseball Countdown: An Introduction

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.

If you’d like to take a peek at the lists we’ve put together the last two seasons, you can view the 2016 index HERE and the 2017 index HERE. Go ahead and look. We’ll wait.

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?

About the Author

Joseph Healy

Growing up in Houston, Joe Healy was introduced to college baseball at a young age, and it was love at first sight. Like most good love stories, that love has only grown throughout the years. When he’s not at the ballpark, he enjoys tacos, college football during the fall, and the spectacle that is American politics. He holds a B.A. in political science from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.