Did the Florida baseball team pull a fast one to avoid a loss this week. Opponent Stetson University thinks it did. And some LSU fans may nod in agreement.
A story posted on Stetson's athletics website takes a dim view of Florida's refusal to play ball after a nearly two-hour rain delay Tuesday night, with the Gators trailing 10-1 in the fifth inning.
Eighth-ranked Florida also declined to resume the game at a later date, despite two available open dates, Stetson said. The result: "The game effectively did not happen," Stetson baseball grumbled in a tweet.
Florida has decided not to resume tonight's game and has refused to agree upon a day to continue. The game effectively did not happen.— Stetson Baseball (@StetsonBaseball) April 5, 2017
If all of this sounds familiar, recall that many LSU football fans and some players contended in October that Florida used a similar tactic to wriggle out of a game with LSU when the Gators were suffering from key injuries.
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