Because what if college baseball were as stupid as college football?
What if, after that amazing game, a BcS-like entity stepped in and “graciously allowed” TCU to play not quite in Omaha, not quite for a championship.
“I don’t know what (it) would be like,” Horned Frogs catcher Bryan Holaday said. “I’m just glad I play baseball.”
Because if this were college football, there would not have been a series in Austin to win, or one the previous weekend in Fort Worth. Instead, the Longhorns would be playing Florida State in Omaha based on RPI and basketball points and conference affiliation and a huge, traveling fan base and 457 things that have nothing to do with baseball.
Or exactly all of the silliness that goes into determining a football national championship, as Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson, among many, has learned in recent seasons.