Being a Texas A&M Aggies baseball fan seems like it would be awesome. Being a Texas A&M opponent seems like it would be horrid.
During Game 2 of the College Station Super Regional matchup between Texas A&M and TCU Saturday, Horned Frogs pitcher Mitchell Traver issued a four-pitch walk. This allowed the fans at College Station's Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park to display a famous tradition on national television. After every four-pitch walk, the home fans erupt into chants of "Ball Five." This goes up a number for every consecutive ball the opposing pitcher throws.
Traver throws over to first base twice, trying to calm the storm. The announcers reference an outing in the regional final by Minnesota's Matt Fiedler, in which he threw 11 consecutive balls under the spell of the Aggies faithful.
Traver maxed out at seven balls before finding the strike zone. However, the pitcher could never truly find his groove, giving up five runs, three earned, in 5.2 innings. He was bailed out by teammate Brian Howard, who gave up just one run in seven innings Sunday, as TCU won the rubber match, 4-1.
Traver will likely get to pitch in the College World Series in Omaha this weekend, and he will probably have "Ball Five" stuck in his head. The "12th Man" doesn't limit himself to the football field.
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