If you took in any of Monday night’s 2019 MLB Draft on the MLB Network, you probably recognized an old familiar face in that of former Oregon State head coach Pat Casey analyzing players and picks throughout the night.
One of the most unique parts about the coverage was Casey’s ability to interact with his prized (former) player Adley Rutschman immediately after the catcher heard the official news that he was, as expected, the top pick in the selection process. In Casey’s voice and face, you could see the genuine joy and excitement he had for the young man as he took the first steps to his professional career.
There’s no doubt that Pat Casey is a classy human being and the type of man that parents want to send their kids to play for. However, after stepping away from the team for last season, it’s hard to gauge if a return to the program for the sixty-year old is really in the cards. Would Casey’s reappearance simply be a short stint to close out a Hall of Fame career for the coach? Or would he have the energy and heart to fulfill the needs of a program that regularly ranks amongst the country’s best?
We asked you Beaver Nation...and wow, did you ever answer.
In one of our biggest Sunday Polls ever based on reader involvement, you decided that Pat Casey coming back to lead Oregon State’s baseball team would undoubtedly be the right move for the program in convincing fashion. With over 352 votes cast, a comeback from Casey won by an impressive 85% (300 votes) to 15% (52 votes).
Would Pat Casey Coming Back To Coach Oregon State Baseball Be The Right Move?
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