LSU Coach Paul Mainieri Says “Perspective” the Word to Keep in Mind After SEC Suspends Athletic Events


Perspective. That’s the word LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri told his players when it was announced that their college baseball seasons would be delayed.

As Thursday morning slowly progressed, the writing on the wall became painfully clear. The SEC announced at around 11 a.m. that all athletic events would be suspended until March 30 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

“I think that’s the most important word is perspective. There’s a lot more important things in the world than college baseball,” Mainieri said. “So you’re going to your families and your friends and loved ones, you’ve got to look after each other and hope everybody
gets out of this healthy.”

With it being three weeks until the next chance LSU can suit up for another game, Mainieri sent his players home so he could think about what the next steps are for the 12-5 Tigers.

“I told the team to take the day off, and let me kind of gather my thoughts about how we’re going to do it,” Mainieri said. “We’re allowed to practice and of course we will, how frequently and how we’re going to practice, I have to meet with my staff and come up with a plan, assuming that we’re going to be playing on March 31.

“Again, like I…

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