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    Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    I've heard from the president of the club baseball team himself that Ross Marsden will be accompanying the team on their trip to South Dakota this weekend to play USD. Plans are to put him at first base and possibly to pitch some. A smaller scale Michael Jordan situation???



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    It's believable. Here is what someone named Jean Marsden (I believe it is his aunt) said on his Facebook:

    "I am proud to know you. i admire your strength of character, courage, integrity and determination to remain true to yourself.

    (Can't wait to see you play more baseball!!)"

    Not many 6'10" baseball players not named Randy Johnson.



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    Not many 6'10" baseball players not named Randy Johnson.

    Jon Rauch, Ryan Wagner, Richie Sexton is close...

    Texas A&M used to have a guy that played both, I beleive he was 6'11"



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    ISU's club baseball was a joke when I went to school. There were so many d-bags who thought they were awesome.



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Does that invalidate his "need to focus on acedemics" line? Is there another reason Ross quit the basketball team?



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Jon Rauch, Ryan Wagner, Richie Sexton is close...

    Texas A&M used to have a guy that played both, I beleive he was 6'11"
    Twins have a guy in there system from Austrailia who's up there. Not sure if he's at 7'0" but I remember reading that he's taller than the big unit.



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    ISU's club baseball was a joke when I went to school. There were so many d-bags who thought they were awesome.
    Please, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

    It's very interesting that Ross would give up hoops and then decide to play club baseball.


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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Jon Rauch, Ryan Wagner, Richie Sexton is close...

    Texas A&M used to have a guy that played both, I beleive he was 6'11"
    I knew about Rauch, as I am a Sox fan. I just assumed that no one else really knew who he is. Sexson is tall, but only 6'8", and Ryan Wagner isn't close. He's only 6'4".



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Does that invalidate his "need to focus on acedemics" line? Is there another reason Ross quit the basketball team?
    I was wondering the same thing.... Like Jeremy said earlier, there usually is more the story.



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    My bad, I meant Ryan Anderson, former first round pick of the Mariners... I know Paul Shirley always used to go to our home games... He said he always wished he could have played...



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    ISU's club baseball was a joke when I went to school. There were so many d-bags who thought they were awesome.
    That goes double for the actual varsity team when I went to school, just prior to being eliminated.

    A bunch of the players lived at my appartment complex. They were ARSES!!



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    The best who ever succeeded in both sports has to be Gene Conley. He was a solid (3 time all star) pitcher for the Braves (Boston & Millw), Phillies, & Red Sox. He was a decent 6-8 reserve forward for the some of the championship Celtics teams in the 50's. There was little if any overlap of seasons in those days as basketball was still considered a winter sport rather than running into June.



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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    That goes double for the actual varsity team when I went to school, just prior to being eliminated.

    A bunch of the players lived at my appartment complex. They were ARSES!!
    SO who was that? What apartment complex? I'm sure if anybody came off that way it wasn't unwarranted...


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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Does that invalidate his "need to focus on acedemics" line? Is there another reason Ross quit the basketball team?

    Does it really matter what his excuse is? He doesn't want to play. Maybe basketball was a job but baseball is leisure.. By the way I think club baseball time consumption is slightly less rigorous than big12 basketball.

    Let him be.


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    Re: Ross Marsden leaves basketball team to play club baseball

    I doubt it bothers many that Ross left. A good kid, but its better off this way, now we can give his scholarship to someone hopefully better.



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