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10 years worth the wait for Mississippi State baseball

Another must read from Bob. Seems like everything he does is a “must read”.

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In few places are the lives of fans and a team so intertwined as Mississippi State and its faithful baseball following.

As MSU’s entire team walked the full length of the fences along the first base line, outfield and third base line, shaking hands, high-fiving and even hugging strangers-turned-family after a Regional championship, the bond was clear.

Often, after big wins, fans rush the field. They didn’t on Monday night, so the Bulldogs went to them. 6’5”, 275-pound first baseman Wes Rea was diving over the fence, halfway into the stands, embracing fans and yelling in triumph.

It had been 10 years since MSU hosted an NCAA Regional, and six since the last time Dudy Noble Field held postseason baseball of any kind.

Entering the 2013 season with both hype and one of the toughest schedules in the country, many on the outside connected MSU to the College World Series…

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Mississippi State’s “freaks” for Mullen, Balis

Great work by Bob. Take a look at MSU’s “freaks”.

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Every year around this time, Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports comes out with one of my favorite offseason stories: his “freaks list” highlighting college football’s most impressive physical specimens by various measurements.

Inspired by his list, as well as his inclusion of Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney, I asked around about some other “freaks” Dan Mullen and Matt Balis might have on their team.

A special thank you to media relations man Kyle Niblett for helping acquire the information. Dude never sleeps. Just works and gives fist bumps.

DDFHVPMVXWQEEFR.20101209200948I’ll start off where Feldman did.

Benardrick McKinney, sophomore middle linebacker, 6’5″, 240 pounds

The K.J. Wright look-a-like, McKinney weighed a wiry 216 pounds when he got to campus, but is now up to 240 with only 9.5% body fat. Two of his most impressive numbers: McKinney has a 41.5 inch vertical jump (higher than nearly every player at the 2013 NFL…

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