The ASU baseball team will not get to go to the postseason because of NCAA violations under previous manager Pat Murphy. However, they are still a very talented group. In fact, their current manager, Tim Esmay, hit a notable milestone at ASU. The 11-2 win over UC Riverside was his 100th as manager of the Devils.â†µ
That is great. However, what is even more impressive is how long it took to get there. His managing record is 100-29. That is a .775 winning percentage.
It is a shame that college baseball does not get more play here locally, because ASU is consistently competitive and has some great talent year after year.â†µ
Here in Arizona, the state of sports has mostly been woeful. Yet we have a successful team that gets only minor support. Now would be the time to pay attention. The Devils are very good and they have a manager that is doing great things.â†µ
Congratulations, Tim Esmay, and here's hoping for another 100 victories at an even quicker rate.â†µ