With the spacious outfields of TD Ameritrade Park and the new toned-down bats in college baseball, it has never been a better time to be a pitcher at the College World Series.
Long gone are the days of "gorilla ball" where all nine hitters in the lineup had a legitimate chance of hitting a home run at any time.
Case in point, the final score of the 1998 College World Series series championship game between USC and Arizona State was 21-14.
Now, you are more likely to see a 2-1 pitcher's duel.
This year's field certainly has the pitchers to do that. I can't remember a year where there has been more pitching talent in Omaha.