Texas A&M Baseball has Best Home Crowd Chant Ever


Earlier in the week, I posted an article that put the weekend’s Super Regional performances into 3 different categories: the good, the bad and the super bad. Well, Texas A&M baseball fans I owe you an apology. I should’ve made a separate column for you, and I would have titled that category “the super good.”

Texas A&M joined the SEC during the 2012-2013 academic year alongside Missouri, and they both began to participate in all athletic activities the same academic year. As SEC fans, we tend to dismiss the traditions of Missouri and Texas A&M because they are new to the group. I know that in every way possible, they are members of the SEC, but to say the other 12 SEC fanbases have completely accepted the Tigers’ and Aggies’ fanbases into their SEC circle would not be accurate.

I’m not saying that it is necessarily on purpose. Texas A&M and Missouri are the first teams to join the SEC via expansion since South Carolina and Arkansas were announced as new members of the SEC in 1990. I’m sure it took SEC fans quite a while to get used to hearing woo pig sooie, like it is going to take us a while to get used to Aggie Yell Leaders instead of cheerleaders.

After 2-plus decades of having a set conference, it will take more than a year or two for us to familiarize ourselves with the fanbases of the newest SEC members. We can find anything we want to on the sports teams via the internet, but it takes time at the tailgates and in the stadiums with fans mingling amongst each other to learn about one another.

Now, I’m sure you may have seen this by now, but if you haven’t, you are about to witness the most brutal, and most amazing home field chant that you’ve ever seen. I know Texas A&M is referred to as Home of the 12th Man, but Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park is clearly home of the 10th man. Please keep in mind, this is during last weekend’s Super Regional at Texas A&M, and this pitcher deserved the round of applause he received after all that pressure. Kudos to Texas A&M baseball for managing to relentlessly taunt their opponent while still managing to keep it classy. Well done Aggies, well done.

If you disagree, or you want to have your school’s tradition highlighted, let me know in the comments section, or hit us up on twitter @SouthboundDown or @benrich86. I’m excited to see what you all share, and in a way, help us all to know a little bit more about each other.

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