I don't think it was the 08 regional that turned a lot of fans sour by itself. I think it had more to do with the fact we had HUGE expectations (completely fair too) going into the 09 season with Oliver, Lyons, Blandford, Belza, Medchill, Hambly, etc.(McCurry as a freshman too, he was nasty before getting hurt) coming back and finished dead last in the conference, and really shouldn't have even made the NCAA's that season. Of course, came within 1 W of a super regional, but that season was a major disappointment to me and many other Pokes fans. It turns out our best shot to make it to Omaha under Frank's leadership was 07, and we missed that only by 21 runs. Then came the train wreck of 2010, that team never had a chance. And to be fair, that was mainly scholarship reductions. 2011, fun regular season mostly, beat UT and OU, but had an embarrassing finish. Belmont??? Really??? Then this year. The teams looked about as unprepared as possible for the Cal Poly series (yeah, 25 new faces, yadda yadda yadda). Finally climbed back into the NCAA discussion by killing mediocre and bad competition, only to fall on our faces against an A&M team that we easily should have taken 2 out of 3 from. Now, we're faced with a win or go home situation. Personally, I think 09 and 10 has had a huge impact on how the average Cowboy fan perceives the baseball program.