For TCU’s Saarloos, It’s All About Trust

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HOUSTON— “Do you know what Kirk looks like?”


This wasn’t technically a lie. Brandie Davidson, from TCU’s media relations department, had told pitching coach Kirk Saarloos to expect me to come down from the press box to the stands for an interview at some point during his downtime at the Houston College Classic, and she wanted to make sure I could find him.

Did I know what he looked like? Sure, he was a normal-looking thirtysomething white guy with brown hair and a beard. Was[…]