Texas A&M baseball coach Rob Childress rarely talks about himself. After he won his 400th game at A&M last weekend, he deflected the credit to his players and assistants, saying it wasn't "much of an individual accomplishment."
It was 1982, and longtime Texas A&M baseball coach Tom Chandler needed an assistant on staff. Chandler only had one or two more seasons left in the tank.
John Scheschuk was born with burnt orange in his blood. The Houston native's parents are both Texas graduates. His father James played baseball for the Horns.
But Texas didn't show him much attention before his senior season at Dobie High School. And Scheschuk wanted to get the recruiting process over with early.
"Of the firm offers I had on the table, A&M was far and away the best fit for me," he said. "I think A&M sold itself. Olsen Field, the fans, the program overall was so attractive to me. It was a no brainer."
Mark Johnson has no trouble acknowledging that May 28, 1989 left a mark.
Dave Elmendorf will watch Sunday's Super Bowl between New England and Atlanta with a great deal of interest and respect for players on both teams.
Michael Wacha has already made a name for himself in Major League Baseball as the NLCS MVP in 2013. Last week, he also became the first Aggie ever selected as a pitcher to the All-Star Game.
As Texas A&M's baseball team took on Yale on Saturday at Blue Bell Park, former President George H.W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
In the back of the Texas A&M dugout at Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field, baseball equipment fills a series of cubby holes. Except one, which bears the label "Whammy Machine."
As Texas A&M baseball coach Rob Childress watched his players line up to shave their heads Saturday as part of an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research, he joked that they might pick up some new fans from the Corps of Cadets.