On Friday, I warned that dropping even a single game to Houston Baptist over the weekend would be catastrophic to TCU's postseason resume. Well, on Saturday HBU became the first team to defeat Matt Purke and took down the Frogs, 7-4. TCU, now 10-5, has an RPI of #66 with losses to #267 HBU, #127 Kansas and #107 Dallas Baptist.
Before you turn your fair-weather back on this team (you know who you are), you should remember that a baseball season is very long and even the best teams have some warts on their schedule. Baseball America, for their part, was forgiving to the Frogs- only dropping them to #10 in their latest Top 25 poll.
Putting all strength of schedule and RPI considerations aside, though, how do you feel about this year's team so far? They obviously have the talent to compete for a national championship, but are the lapses in focus of the early part of the season an omen for how the rest of the spring will pan out? Are these early hiccups a cause for legitimate concern, or do you think we'll be laughing about this while tailgating in Omaha this summer?