Beer showers, cowbells, Woo Pigs: Welcome to the wide world of SEC baseball
Have you ever been to a college baseball game in the Southeastern Conference (SEC)? If not, you are missing out on one of the most electrifying experiences in sports. SEC baseball is more than just a game; it is a spectacle.
From the beer showers at Texas A&M to the cowbells at Mississippi State and the Woo Pig calls at Arkansas, each school has its unique traditions and rituals that make it a memorable experience for both players and fans.
Texas A&M: Beer Showers
The Aggies take their baseball seriously, but they also know how to have a good time. One of their traditions is the beer shower, where fans in the outfield bleachers shake up cans of beer and spray them all over each other after a big play or win. It can get a bit messy, but it is a way for Aggie fans to show their passion for their team and their love for the game.
Mississippi State: Cowbells
If you ever attend a Mississippi State baseball game, you will hear the unmistakable sound of thousands of cowbells ringing throughout the stadium. This tradition began in the 1930s when a group of Mississippi State fans brought cowbells to a football game to help cheer on their team. Today, cowbells are not only allowed but also encouraged at all Mississippi State sporting events. It creates an atmosphere that is unlike any other in college sports.
Arkansas: Woo Pig Calls
At Arkansas baseball games, you will hear a lot of “Woo Pig Sooie!” chants. This catchy cheer has been a tradition at Arkansas since the 1920s and is unique to the university. It is so popular that even the team’s mascot, a live razorback hog, joins in on the cheer.
LSU: The Intimidator
LSU baseball fans are known for creating an intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams. One of their traditions is the “Intimidator,” where the crowd holds up signs with the word “INTIMIDATOR” written in bold letters. The announcer then says, “When I say ‘Geaux,’ you say ‘Tigers,'” and the crowd responds with a deafening roar of “GEAUX TIGERS!” It is a tradition that has helped LSU become one of the most successful baseball programs in the SEC.
Ole Miss: The Walk of Champions
Before each Ole Miss baseball game, the team walks through a lineup of fans known as the “Walk of Champions.” As they walk through the crowd, the fans high-five the players and chant “Hotty Toddy!” It is a way for the fans to show their support for the team and get them pumped up for the game.
These are just a few of the many traditions and rituals that make SEC baseball games so special. If you have never been to one before, you are missing out on an unforgettable experience. So grab a beer, a cowbell, or a “Woo Pig Sooie” chant and join in on the fun.