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    Anyone Ever Been to the College World Series?

    Crossing one off the 'bucket list' next weekend and heading out to Omaha with a few buddies for the College World Series. We've been talking about this for years and are finally going to do it and I couldn't be more excited.

    Anyone ever been? Any suggestions for parking, restaurants, things to do after the games? We are going to two games on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and staying about five miles outside of Omaha...
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    The Henry Doorley Zoo is right next to the stadium. If that's your thing, it is one of the best zoos in the country.
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    It's awesome. My favorite event. Parking sucks. Some homeowner in the neighborhood nearby will get your $5, you'll park in their yard and they'll and tell you you're close, then you'll walk like 12 blocks to get to the yard. There's really no eating/drinking type establishments within walking distance of the yard. I've never eaten anywhere in Omaha other than the park and chain-type places.

    Who cares!!! It's awesome. Go and have a great time. Soak it up. Amateur, tournament baseball is the best. And the folks that show up in Omaha are people who love their schools and their programs.

    Omaha loves the event and they should. Hopefully I'll be there myself.
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    Go man, enjoy the hell out of it. you don't get to do enough of these things in life so you should take every chance you can.

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    Good for you, Reds Freak. Should be a blast.

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    I went the year that J.D. Drew was the best amateur baseball player on the planet and saw just about every game. Parking indeed is a drag but my friends in Omaha carted me around and let me drink. Good times. Stay hydrated. The summer weather in Nebraska, much like the winter weather in Nebraska, is often quite miserable. No shade at Rosenblatt Stadium that I can remember.
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    Is this the final year they will play in Rosenblatt before moving to the 24,000 seat stadium in Omaha?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie View Post
    Is this the final year they will play in Rosenblatt before moving to the 24,000 seat stadium in Omaha?
    Yeah. Nice article about this.

    http://espn.go.com/ncaa/cws/rosenblatt
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    Thanks for posting that, Chip....
    "Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie View Post
    Thanks for posting that, Chip....
    They had a show on ESPNU last night called The Long Home Run. Think it will be on again the 28th at 11:00 a.m. Them at 2 p.m. on the 30th. Very good show.
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    One of those things I want to do when I start making more money and I can afford the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Yeah. Nice article about this.

    http://espn.go.com/ncaa/cws/rosenblatt
    Thanks for posting. A very good article. I didn't know this was it for Rosenblatt Stadium. It certainly holds much history for college baseball. I watched much of the CWS back in the 80's when our cable TV started carrying ESPN. Almost every game was exciting. It was also neat to see future MLB players like Clemons,Bonds,Ventura etc... The CWS always seemed have its own unique set of characters too like the one's the article talked about. Such as the armed umpire that always seemed to be there or the kid who would try to catch the foul balls that would come off the backstop screen. I'll have to try to watch one of these last games to see the old stadium go off into retirement.
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    Isn't Erin Andrews the Queen of the Tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post

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    My brother in law is going. He got his tickets way in advance, he was sure that the Longhorns were going to be there this year. He's kinda pissed.


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