Monday, February 9, 2009

The Buckeye Nine Heads into the 2009 Season

With Central Ohio being treated with weather above 50 degrees and sunshine in the air, I'm sure many are feeling the desire to head over to Bill Davis and catch a game. Unfortunately we're still a month and half away from the home opener, but the college baseball season does start in just 12 days with our Buckeyes taking on Notre Dame in the opening game to the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The anticipation is building, optimism is spilling from the clubhouse into the minds of fans, and dreams of NCAA's are being made.

Over the next two weeks The Buckeye Nine will be providing an in-depth preview of the 2009 Ohio State season. With position by position breakdowns, scouting non-conference opponents, a Big Ten preview, and interviews stretching from players to national media members, The Buckeye Nine will be your place to get your Ohio State baseball fix.

This week The Buckeye Nine will be looking at the 2009 Bucks position by position. Today you will get a closer look at the group of players patrolling the outfield this season. Tomorrow middle infielders and catcher will be previewed. Wednesday corner infielders, and potention canidates for the DH role. Thursday the players more than likely that will be making up the weekend rotation. Friday midweek starters, relief, and closer.

By the time Saturday comes, we will be less than 1 week away from the start of the '09 season. To get a feel on how successful the Bucks may or may not be, we will begin to breakdown the schedule and take a glance at opponents that will be traveling to Bill Davis, or be seen in Florida.

Starting Sunday, as the first week of the season is here, The Buckeye Nine will try to mix a closer look inside with program with player Q&A's throughout the week, a national perspective with a Q&A's from guest who cover college baseball nationally, as well as a Big Ten preview. Next week will provide three unique prisms to view Ohio State baseball, providing the best "State of the Program" as possible.

As always The Buckeye Nine is here to provide coverage, knowledge, and a forum for Ohio State baseball to be shared. I hope that during the 2009 season The Buckeye Nine can provide all of the needs in following our Bucks, and as always we are appreciative of everyone who takes the time to stop by and read. Feedback and ideas to help supplement covering the team is more than welcomed and encouraged.

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