Dillon Tate had quite the season for the Gauchos. (Kendall Rogers)


Buzzworthy: UCSB’s Tate Shows Top Pick Stuff

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Would UC Santa Barbara righthander Dillon Tate live up to the hype?

That was the all-important question I pondered while making the two-hour plus drive from Los Angeles International Airport to the quiet riviera-like abode of beautiful Santa Barbara.

In this truly Utopian paradise nestled in Southern California, it’s easy to not know who Dillon Tate is. At dinner Thursday night, a few locals asked me — obviously realizing I wasn’t a local with my Texas-heavy accent — what exactly brought me to Santa Barbara if it wasn’t a vacation. The answer was simple: to see Dillon[…]