1) The Big West does not need Sac State for Baseball, for ANY reason. They don't help any supposed travel, 3 game series. They actually can deprive Davis of two consistent mid-week games that can be hard to schedule
2) Even though they have been successfully last few years, THOSE THINGS CHANGE. look at Bake, so many people were enamored with Bake because it had two good basketball seasons at the time it was trying to join, they are back to being a 200+ RPI drag at present
3) Don't add UNLESS the conference actually GETS SOMETHING (like $$$ or a new sport like MVB) in return
Jane & The PResidents (and ADs by association) F'd up with Bake being added, Bake actually DROPPED 2 big west sports (Golf and Water Polo) when they joined, and the COmmish and Jane let Bake get away with that. Shameful & Disrespectful, and they still let Bake join. The League had leverage at the time Bake wanted to join, and did not exercise it.
Point is, this joint the Big West for baseball is ALL coming from Sac State, and our AD and PRes need to act in the best interests of Long Beach, unlike when Bake was added.
add them for Baseball? sure! but ONLY if the Big West actually gets something in return this time, and political back-scratching isn't worth anything to Long Beach State. Having a 12th member doesn't help anything, baseball actually needs to reduce the # of series anyway.
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