Sam Dove is a senior infielder/outfielder from Brentwood,
Tenn. Dove was an Academic All-District selection in 2012. He
was one of two Yellow Jackets to start every game, with 52
starts at third base and the other 12 at second. Dove batted
.340 and led the team with 86 hits. He had 15 doubles, three
homers, 30 RBI and went 12 for 13 on steal attempts. Dove put
together a 17-game hit streak during the season. In 2011, Dove
was the primary starter in left field, batting .310 with six
doubles and 18 RBI.
The Yellow Jackets have won 14 of their first 16
contests in 2013, including taking two of three from Virginia
Tech to open ACC play.
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March 15, 2013
How to Attack Golden Corral
our shorter road trips where we take a bus instead of flying, we always stop at
Golden Corral. For those who may not know what the GC is, it is basically a
cheap all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s easy and fast for a bus full of 40 guys, but
it can also be dangerous. You eat the wrong thing at GC and you’re in for an
uncomfortable bus ride the rest of the way. Luckily I have the roadmap to a
successful GC stop.
On arrival at GC there is a hierarchy in who goes first: coaches
and staff, seniors, juniors, sophomores, and the peasants last. The key is to
stick with the basics. The first plate is always Bourbon Street chicken, rice
and green beans with a roll. There’s simply no other way to go about it. That’s
a good warm up and always a safe bet. Sit down, have a nice chat with the boys,
crush your food and boom you’re ready for the second go around. This is where
things can get a little dicey. By now you are looking for whatever catches your
eye and that can get you into trouble. Steer clear of the casseroles. The meat
is a wild card on this go around. Steak? Rotisserie chicken? Meatloaf? I go
steak on this plate and usually go for either mashed or a baked potato and some
broccoli. If I’m feeling crazy, I might toss some fried shrimp on there. Top
that off with a piece of chocolate pie and that’s a successful GC stop.
But wait, my favorite part of GC is at the end of the meal. After
I’ve done some damage on the buffet I make my way over to the dessert table and
pick up a few cubes of Jell-O and some gummy bears -- but not to eat. Now it’s
time to mess with the younger guys a little. Nothing keeps the balance of power
in check like a nice travel-suit pocket full of Jell-O, or a gummy bear stuck to
their jacket while they walk around the buffet, all in good fun of course. With
that, we load up the bus and are off to another weekend full of baseball.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and I look forward to writing some
more over the course of the season. If you have anything you would like me to
write about, tweet at me with your suggestions @SamDove31.
(photo courtesy of Georgia Tech Media Relations)