Former Shocker outfielder Andy Dirks is one of the more respected and beloved baseball players of recent vintage. Well, let’s not limit it to recent vintage. In the program’s history. Coaches loved him. So did the fans, and it’s noteworthy he built up all this goodwill in two seasons.
Dirks has a chance to make Detroit’s roster. A lot of people around Wichita are rooting for that to happen for one of the program’s best leaders. WSU coaches pull out his “Don’t be an idiot and run the bases right” manifesto from 2008 to show players.