|If you've ever witnessed an uninhibited display of exuberance, like the one captured
above by photographer Courtney Sacco, of the Caller-Times, in Corpus Cristi Texas,
then you understand this is the most authentic feeling in all of sports. If you ask the
players from the Banquete Bulldogs' high school baseball team (pictured above) how
they felt charging the field after winning the Texas Region IV-3A baseball
championship, they will use words like brotherhood, loyalty, commitment, family,
dedication, but above all, love.
Beneath every dog-pile is a love story months, years, and in the case of 2016 NCAA
College World Series Champions, Coastal Carolina college baseball, decades in the
making. You can't see it or touch it, but as sure as the hot sun on a summer day in Corpus
Cristi, Texas, you can feel. It is the secret sauce that is the making of champions.
DOGPILES is a collection of amazing stories from male and female professional
athletes, high school athletes and coaches, youth sports athletes and coaches, from
around the world, who share the ingredients of their championship season.