Cal's Andrew Vaughn Wins Golden Spike Award

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calgldnbear
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Congrats Andrew !!!! Well deserved and a great achievement for you and Cal baseball

Go Bears!!!!!
oasisbear
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Does anyone have video of the presentation that aired on ESPN?

Congrats to Andrew! Go Bears
socaliganbear
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Only the 8th in PAC history. Very nice. Gonna be some big expectations of this team next year.
TheSouseFamily
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Awesome achievement. And not bad for a guy rated #422 coming out of high school. The interesting way college baseball and the MLB draft system work could hurt Vaughn. His stock is sky high now and probably would have been a top 10 draft pick if he were eligible, but repeating a year like he had may be tough to pull off. On the bright side, it's great for Cal fans to see him play another year.
Seogju
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Excellent. Congratulations! Go Bears!
calumnus
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The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.
82gradDLSdad
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calumnus said:

The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.


Agreed. This is a future big leaguer that will be playing for Cal only one more year. But baseball has a tough time drawing casual fans these days without some other form of attraction, eg. the Giants have AT&T park. Maybe Cal needs sponsors for several giveaway days. The most obvious giveaway: Andrew Vaughn bobblehead.
GMP
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82gradDLSdad said:

calumnus said:

The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.


Agreed. This is a future big leaguer that will be playing for Cal only one more year. But baseball has a tough time drawing casual fans these days without some other form of attraction, eg. the Giants have AT&T park. Maybe Cal needs sponsors for several giveaway days. The most obvious giveaway: Andrew Vaughn bobblehead.
They do a pretty good job given the limitations (space, mostly). It would also help if the team could be good enough to give Vaughn a shot at CWS next year. But, they added lights a few years back to make the Friday games easier to make. After experimenting with a beer garden down the left field line and then the right field line, you can now grab a beer near the right field bullpen and take it anywhere in the park. They also have this fantastic taco stand on (I think) Sundays in the beer garden. They do some other food Saturday (maybe tacos again, but from a different place?).

They're going to need to put out a consistent winner. But, as in football, a look at average attendance across the nation does not paint a pretty picture for the Pac-12:
[url=https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/105475/Contents/Baseball-Attendance-Report-2018-115660773][/url]
Per this link (all numbers 2017):
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
4,468 - SEC
2,535 - Big 12
2,218 - ACC
1,459 - AAC
974 - Pac 12
636 - Big Ten

PAC 12
31. Arizona (4) - 1,877
40. Arizona State (7) - 1,493
47. Stanford (7) - 1,210
59. UCLA (7) - 933
61. Oregon (1) - 882
79. Southern Cal (7) - 616
85. California (4) - 576
142. Washington (3) - 207

SEC
1. LSU (8) - 11,221
2. Mississippi (7) - 8,172
3. Arkansas (3) - 7,735
4. South Carolina (9) - 6,587
9. Texas A&M (8) - 4,342
11. Florida (5) - 3,945
16. Kentucky (5) - 3,186
18. Auburn (8) - 3,045
20. Alabama (7) - 2,794
21. Vanderbilt (9) - 2,603
27. Georgia (7) - 2,084
38. Tennessee (8) - 1,553
64. Missouri (1) - 822

The highest in the Pac-12 would be 12th in the SEC.
socaliganbear
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GMP said:

82gradDLSdad said:

calumnus said:

The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.


Agreed. This is a future big leaguer that will be playing for Cal only one more year. But baseball has a tough time drawing casual fans these days without some other form of attraction, eg. the Giants have AT&T park. Maybe Cal needs sponsors for several giveaway days. The most obvious giveaway: Andrew Vaughn bobblehead.
They do a pretty good job given the limitations (space, mostly). It would also help if the team could be good enough to give Vaughn a shot at CWS next year. But, they added lights a few years back to make the Friday games easier to make. After experimenting with a beer garden down the left field line and then the right field line, you can now grab a beer near the right field bullpen and take it anywhere in the park. They also have this fantastic taco stand on (I think) Sundays in the beer garden. They do some other food Saturday (maybe tacos again, but from a different place?).

They're going to need to put out a consistent winner. But, as in football, a look at average attendance across the nation does not paint a pretty picture for the Pac-12:
[url=https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/105475/Contents/Baseball-Attendance-Report-2018-115660773][/url]
Per this link (all numbers 2017):
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
4,468 - SEC
2,535 - Big 12
2,218 - ACC
1,459 - AAC
974 - Pac 12
636 - Big Ten

PAC 12
31. Arizona (4) - 1,877
40. Arizona State (7) - 1,493
47. Stanford (7) - 1,210
59. UCLA (7) - 933
61. Oregon (1) - 882
79. Southern Cal (7) - 616
85. California (4) - 576
142. Washington (3) - 207

SEC
1. LSU (8) - 11,221
2. Mississippi (7) - 8,172
3. Arkansas (3) - 7,735
4. South Carolina (9) - 6,587
9. Texas A&M (8) - 4,342
11. Florida (5) - 3,945
16. Kentucky (5) - 3,186
18. Auburn (8) - 3,045
20. Alabama (7) - 2,794
21. Vanderbilt (9) - 2,603
27. Georgia (7) - 2,084
38. Tennessee (8) - 1,553
64. Missouri (1) - 822

The highest in the Pac-12 would be 12th in the SEC.

No oregon state?
GMP
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socaliganbear said:

GMP said:

82gradDLSdad said:

calumnus said:

The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.


Agreed. This is a future big leaguer that will be playing for Cal only one more year. But baseball has a tough time drawing casual fans these days without some other form of attraction, eg. the Giants have AT&T park. Maybe Cal needs sponsors for several giveaway days. The most obvious giveaway: Andrew Vaughn bobblehead.
They do a pretty good job given the limitations (space, mostly). It would also help if the team could be good enough to give Vaughn a shot at CWS next year. But, they added lights a few years back to make the Friday games easier to make. After experimenting with a beer garden down the left field line and then the right field line, you can now grab a beer near the right field bullpen and take it anywhere in the park. They also have this fantastic taco stand on (I think) Sundays in the beer garden. They do some other food Saturday (maybe tacos again, but from a different place?).

They're going to need to put out a consistent winner. But, as in football, a look at average attendance across the nation does not paint a pretty picture for the Pac-12:
[url=https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/105475/Contents/Baseball-Attendance-Report-2018-115660773][/url]
Per this link (all numbers 2017):
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
4,468 - SEC
2,535 - Big 12
2,218 - ACC
1,459 - AAC
974 - Pac 12
636 - Big Ten

PAC 12
31. Arizona (4) - 1,877
40. Arizona State (7) - 1,493
47. Stanford (7) - 1,210
59. UCLA (7) - 933
61. Oregon (1) - 882
79. Southern Cal (7) - 616
85. California (4) - 576
142. Washington (3) - 207

SEC
1. LSU (8) - 11,221
2. Mississippi (7) - 8,172
3. Arkansas (3) - 7,735
4. South Carolina (9) - 6,587
9. Texas A&M (8) - 4,342
11. Florida (5) - 3,945
16. Kentucky (5) - 3,186
18. Auburn (8) - 3,045
20. Alabama (7) - 2,794
21. Vanderbilt (9) - 2,603
27. Georgia (7) - 2,084
38. Tennessee (8) - 1,553
64. Missouri (1) - 822

The highest in the Pac-12 would be 12th in the SEC.

No oregon state?
Uh, a rather large omission, don't you think? Because I felt bad passing along incomplete info, I totaled all of Oregon State's reported attendance for this year (as opposed to that list, which was 2017).

Oregon State averaged 3,594 fans per game. That was only slightly buoyed by 5 home tournament games. Those games averaged 3,963 fans. Non-tourney games averaged 3,523 fans.
chazzed
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Just wow! Congratulations to this young student-athlete!
calumnus
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GMP said:

82gradDLSdad said:

calumnus said:

The AD and Cal Baseball really need to capitalize on this to get fans to the games.


Agreed. This is a future big leaguer that will be playing for Cal only one more year. But baseball has a tough time drawing casual fans these days without some other form of attraction, eg. the Giants have AT&T park. Maybe Cal needs sponsors for several giveaway days. The most obvious giveaway: Andrew Vaughn bobblehead.
They do a pretty good job given the limitations (space, mostly). It would also help if the team could be good enough to give Vaughn a shot at CWS next year. But, they added lights a few years back to make the Friday games easier to make. After experimenting with a beer garden down the left field line and then the right field line, you can now grab a beer near the right field bullpen and take it anywhere in the park. They also have this fantastic taco stand on (I think) Sundays in the beer garden. They do some other food Saturday (maybe tacos again, but from a different place?).

They're going to need to put out a consistent winner. But, as in football, a look at average attendance across the nation does not paint a pretty picture for the Pac-12:
[url=https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/105475/Contents/Baseball-Attendance-Report-2018-115660773][/url]
Per this link (all numbers 2017):
CONFERENCE AVERAGE
4,468 - SEC
2,535 - Big 12
2,218 - ACC
1,459 - AAC
974 - Pac 12
636 - Big Ten

PAC 12
31. Arizona (4) - 1,877
40. Arizona State (7) - 1,493
47. Stanford (7) - 1,210
59. UCLA (7) - 933
61. Oregon (1) - 882
79. Southern Cal (7) - 616
85. California (4) - 576
142. Washington (3) - 207

SEC
1. LSU (8) - 11,221
2. Mississippi (7) - 8,172
3. Arkansas (3) - 7,735
4. South Carolina (9) - 6,587
9. Texas A&M (8) - 4,342
11. Florida (5) - 3,945
16. Kentucky (5) - 3,186
18. Auburn (8) - 3,045
20. Alabama (7) - 2,794
21. Vanderbilt (9) - 2,603
27. Georgia (7) - 2,084
38. Tennessee (8) - 1,553
64. Missouri (1) - 822

The highest in the Pac-12 would be 12th in the SEC.



Wow, sounds like a great day at the ballpark-they just need to get news out to the general public. Vaughn is from Santa Rosa? Maybe help organize a bus from there?
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