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College World Series 2012: Arizona Wildcats’ Victory Benefits College Baseball

Published by on June 27, 2012

Dynasties are good for well-followed sports, but not for college baseball. Arizona's victory ruined South Carolina's chance at the sport's longest run since USC from 1970-1974.

A "three-peat" would have damaged whatever excitement the sport had earned for itself this year. South Carolina's squad was a fan favorite, but it wasn't because of their recent dominance.

College baseball fans enjoyed South Carolina's unlikely runs in 2009 and 2010. They would have enjoyed this year's triumph through the losers' bracket too, but a dynasty just gave it an odd feeling.

People like underdogs. In this situation, Arizona was the underdog. Their program hadn't won a national championship since 1986. Their championship gives baseball fans another program to watch and it increases the parity of the sport—both of which are good things for the sport's future.

College baseball's popularity spikes once per year. The College World Series is usually good for a few comebacks, wild offensive outbreaks and stellar pitching...

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