The NCAA has made some change to baseball, and proposed others, which (IMHO) suck!:cuss: Definite change starting 2005 - Regional format expands to a four-day event. Two games each of the first three days, with Monday reserved for the "if necessary" game. AARRRGGGHHHH! Great! Those of us that take off long weekends from work to attend regional tournaments, will either have to take off an extra day, or miss the "if necessary" game. For fans and parents, this blows. Cal State Fullerton coach George Horton said "You put all this time, money, and effort into a season and then one bad day, and it's all gone - especially when you don't normally play doubleheaders." Sorry, I disagree. Yes, it is draining on the players, but teams need to be prepared to step up to the next level of play. (Ok, so I am looking at this primarily from the perspective of a fan, not a player or coach.) Proposed changes I disagree with: 1. Moving the super-regionals to predetermined neutral sites. If a team does great and should be a super-regional site, they may get penalized just because they didn't have the highest bid for a site. It is gonna be all about $$. 2. Establishing a uniform start date of Feb. 1 for practice and March 1 for regular season play. (If passed, this proposed change could take effect as early as the 2007 season.) Polls of 150 schools, 814 student atheletes, and 21 conferences showed that 74% of Northern respondents were in favor, and 65% of Southern respondents want an earlier start date. ALSO, to accomodate this change, the CWS would be pushed back one week. Yah, yah, so it's cold up North. Those later games get pretty hot in the South, but you don't hear us whining about it! I haven't looked to see if I can find this info on the web. All of this came from the 1/31 - 2/13 Baseball America Magazine. The one that lists Tulane as #1 preseason, and LSU #2 preseason.