Since the 2012 season, the South Carolina Gamecocks have lost eight straight games at the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. Today, a 4-1 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies that ended with LT Tolbert being robbed of a home run, was the latest chapter in the Gamecocks' run of futility in conference tournament play. (At least it wasn't as bad as yesterday, when they committed five errors against Ole Miss!)
A few weeks ago, reports surfaced that the SEC Tournament might be moved to another city. That, obviously, was music to every Gamecocks fans' ears. And it looks like they're willing to do whatever it takes to get it moved somewhere else.
Including drafting a petition addressed to President Obama to make it happen. A fan who calls himself "Thomas Sumter" started the petition this afternoon to try to create some movement toward getting the tournament relocated. Top of the list, of course: Columbia's Founders Park, followed by Greenville's Fluor Field and Charleston, South Carolina (presumably Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park). Other proposed landing spots include The Sandlot, Gerald Field (from the 90's cartoon Hey Arnold!), and The Field of Dreams, featured in the movie of the same title.
Unfortunately, none of those locations have shown up as possibilities floated by the SEC. We foresee some logistical issues with some of the names on the list, mainly because they're either too far (Field of Dreams) or are purely fictional (The Sandlot, Gerald Field, South Park Little League Field). And others, because they're both too far and are fictional...like the baseball field in Field of Dreams. (Iowa doesn't really lend itself to accessibility for the SEC schools).
But, hey, maybe it's worth a shot signing it and seeing what happens.
(h/t @Gamecockology on Twitter)