by Barca Blog - With the team looking like "dead dogs" (as Coach Corbin termed it) for the first half of the game against Florida Sunday, the Commodores dug down deep to erase a seven-run deficit and pull off their most significant win of the year.
"For us it was really big," said Corbin. "These kids didn't have a whole lot of confidence collectively so just winning the game and winning the series was big particularly when you're down 9-2 in the sixth. It was really important for our confidence."
Before Saturday's 4-3 win over the Gators to even the series, Vanderbilt stood at 3-7 in the SEC standings and were riding a season-high four-game losing streak including a 15-6 midweek loss at Belmont. On top of that, they had lost their first three conference series, so a lot was on the line in Sunday's rubber game.
Corbin spoke with the squad earlier in the week about changing their mindset on the diamond with hopes of turning things around.
"I need some fighters. I think they're a good bunch of kids but in a lot of ways they're too nice. I told them they need to come out of their nature sometimes and be a little different. Sometimes your nature is ineffective. Today they had to come out of their nature and be a little bit more aggressive and boisterous."
No doubt about it... These "dead dogs" proved they have plenty of attack in them.
And since this was such a big win, I thought I'd post the video of the day from one of the best movies of the 80's, Big. This classic scene featured one of the greatest actors of all-time. No, not Tom Hanks. Robert Loggia! (And what kid didn't want this incredible walking piano after seeing this film?)