It’s hard to believe that in just a little over a month, the Ole Miss Rebels will be taking the field. The student sections in the outfield will rekindle the beer shower moments. The constant chant of “Throw it in the dirt, DIRT!” will roar from the crowds. Baseball season is near, and we are ready. It is time to forget the hard emotions we felt at the end of the 2014 football season. While our basketball team explores into their “true” identity, we can give all of you the best damn Ole Miss Baseball preview on the web. This 2015 preview will be so in depth, you’ll be able to smell the blades of grass at Swayze from your living room.
Last season, the Ole Miss Rebels were projected prematurely to finish sixth in the SEC West. It was suppose to be a rebuilding year for head coach Mike Bianco and his Diamond Rebels. Instead, Ole Miss found themselves competing in the 2014 College World Series, after dominating in the Super-Regionals and the Oxford Regional. The cherry on top was a SEC West Divisional win, and a finish inside the top five national rankings.
In our 2015 preview, we will start with a recap of last season, followed by a preview of this season. This will include: the 2015 schedule and roster, preseason rankings, preseason top-10 most valuable Diamond Rebel players, and much more. Here is look at the timeline of our preview:
2014 Ole Miss Baseball Rewind: By Ace Roberts – Sunday, January 11th
Ole Hotty Toddy co-editor Acey Roberts will recap the historic season of 2014.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: Off-Season Review; By Dave Bevan – Tuesday, January 13th
Have you been wondering what the Rebels have been doing this off-season? Ole Hotty Toddy co-editor Dave will give the latest scoop.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Schedule; By Taylor Boswell – Wednesday, January 14th
Staff writer Taylor Boswell will release the 2015 schedule, and cover key games for the Diamond Rebels.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Roster; By Dave Bevan – Wednesday, January 14th
Ole Hotty Toddy co-editor Dave Bevan will release and review the 2015 roster. This article will include players who are and not returning for the 2015 season.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Pitchers; By Acey Roberts – Thursday, January 15th
Go inside the Ole Miss bullpen, as Acey gives a preview of each pitcher on the Rebels’ staff.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Fielders; By Taylor Boswell – Thursday, January 15th
Taylor gives an in-depth look at each fielding position for the Rebels. He will cover each player who will make an impact that position.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Hitters; By Paul Cissom – Thursday, January 15thJun 21, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Mississippi Rebels batter Sikes Orvis (24) walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Virginia Cavaliers during game twelve of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Paul gives us a look at the batters for the Diamond Rebels, and each player that will make an impact this season.
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The Preseason Top 25 Rankings; By Paul Cissom – Tuesday, January 20th
Ole Hotty Toddy staff writer Paul Cissom will release the nation’s preseason Top 25 College Baseball polls. Where will the Ole Miss Rebels place?
2015 Ole Miss Baseball Preview: The OHT Top-10 Most Valuable Diamond Rebels; By Dave Bevan – Thursday, January 22nd
Dave will release Ole Hotty Toddy’s Top-10 Most Valuable Ole Miss Baseball players of 2015.
Ole Miss Baseball: William & Mary Series Preview; By Acey Roberts – Wednesday, February 11th
On February 13th, opening day is schedule for the Diamond Rebels. They will host a three game series in Oxford against William & Mary. Acey will give us an in-depth preview of the series.