Omaha Journals

The Road to Omaha

A June 2007 trip to Omaha by crashbowman

Quote: The greatest baseball tournament in the world is known as the College World Series and takes place each year in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Road to Omaha

Overview

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The highlight is baseball non stop for two weeks time. No matter where you go, there is something involving baseball. The College World Series is played everyday at Rosenblatt Stadium and there are street vendors lined up along the streets selling baseball merchandise. You can and will talk to everyone in town about one thing and that is college baseball. Quick Tips: There are only a few tips when going to the College World Series. First of all book your hotel as early as possible. They fill up fast and once the teams are set there will be no rooms around. Also when they start to sell tickets buy as many tickets as you can, as long as they are reserved tickets. You can get General Admission t...Read More
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When I was a little boy I would go home after school and do one of two things. I would either watch ESPN or WGN. I would watch WGN if the Cubs game was on and otherwise I would watch whatever ESPN had to offer. For a couple week span each year when school was out ESPN would show my favorite thing, The College World Series. They would show Rosenblatt Stadium at the start of the broadcast and would often say, “The Road to Omaha ends here.” Eight teams who were the best in college baseball would battle each other until only one team remained. I was the minority, because college baseball is not a popular sport by any means and it was lucky to get that little bit of air time during the summer. I wo...Read More