STILLWATER, Okla. — At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, two hours before stretch time, Oklahoma State players were already streaming into O’Brate Stadium. Here’s shortstop Marcus Brown, alone in one of the hitting tunnels with a tee and a bucket of balls, drilling down on his swing mechanics. There’s Victor Mederos, who had pitched the previous day but still showed up hours early on a Saturday morning. As Cowboys coach Josh Holliday gave me the full tour of O’Brate, we ran into one player after another.
And hey, every program has its workers, its grinders, its cage rats and gym[…]