TROY, Alabama -- With Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" song playing on the stadium speakers while FIU takes infield.....It's do or die for your Panthers this morning here in Troy in FIU's second game of the Sun Belt Tournament.
We have football weather this Thursday morning in Troy sort of appropriate with Troy's Veterans Stadium right next door to the baseball field. Walked by the football field yesterday and still could see T.Y. Hilton making that one-handed catch in last year's game here in Troy.
Back to baseball: Temperatures are in the mid-60's according to FIU weather girl Victoria Lynch seated to my right. And Victoria says there is a "gusty" 21 mph wind blowing out to the short 310-foot fence in right field. Could be a home run derby type of day.
There is a threat of rain later today, which could back up the tournament, but first things first, FIU needs to win today to worry about the rain later.
Let's see how the Panthers have adjusted one day after playing in this small racquetball/trampoline Riddle-Pace Field.
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