LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri gives powerful speech after College World Series loss

Losing a national championship is always a tough pill to swallow. Getting as close as LSU did to the baseball title — a CWS Finals appearance against Florida — and falling short can be a painfully haunting experience.

That much is common. Being able to speak eloquently on what the moment means to you and your team in the aftermath of that loss? That’s much rarer.

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