Every baseball fan understands the importance of psychological warfare or, in sports terminology – home field advantage. Texas A&M’s student section has perfected a chant that rattles opposing pitchers. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s certainly special. In the video below, a Texas Christian University (TCU) pitcher throws to an A&M batter with four straight balls in a Super Regional tournament game. This sparks the Aggies crowd into action chanting “Ball 5” in unison repeatedly adding ball-counts until the streak is broken.
“Ball 6″…”Ball 7″…”Ball 8”, and on and on continuing with additional batters if need be. After a strike is thrown, the crowd erupts clapping and cheering signaling the end of the chant. This shines a light into the fun and often competitive atmosphere of college baseball.
Similar to Virginia Tech’s “Enter The Sandman tradition” that blasts through their football stadium, the Aggies Ball-5 Chant is one of many ways to unnerve the away team in the moments that really count.
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