Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Road to Omaha

Since we're in Omaha today, we have Rosenblatt Stadium to represent our R in this week's ABC Wednesday post. This great old Omaha baseball field has been the location for the College World Series for more than fifty years and will soon be abandoned and replaced by a new ballpark downtown. To keep the CWS games in Omaha for the foreseeable future, the NCAA requires a modern facility with conditions the "Blatt" does not provide. So a tip of the hat for Rosenblatt with its long history of providing a great venue for college baseball's "big dance". We enjoyed being there last season to watch the Oregon State Beavers win their second College World Series championship in a row.

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14 comments:

Jim said...

I love watching the college world series. Back in the day I would go to Texas baseball games, it was always a great atmosphere.

RuneE said...

It sounds fitting, but baseball is a practically unknown sport in Europe.

Ida said...

An American R. ;)
I`m not familiar with this sport.
I have been to Oregon, though. ;)

leslie said...

Have a great time in Omaha. I have relatives who live there. :D

Petunia said...

Not many is playing baseball here in Norway.
Great choice and shot for the letter R:)

Petunia's ABC

John said...

Great shot and choice for the theme!

Bibi said...

Thanks for stopping by in "Belgrade!" I haven't been browsing as much as I like; super-busy, but just to say I like your "R" photo, since the only sport aside from tennis I like to watch/attend is baseball.

And I also LOVE your odd shot of the red ballons; beautiful. Have you seen the classic film, Le Ballon Rouge?

nonizamboni said...

An interesting 'r' word. Impressive list of colleges that have participated too. Love baseball. My uncle played in the minors with the DiMagio bros for the San Francisco Seals...they went to the show and my uncle got married...
Thanks for sharing some Americana!

Small City Scenes said...

It always seems sad to tear down a building with so much history and replace it with a modern one that probably won't last as long. Ah progress. MB

babooshka said...

Interesting R this week. Baseball isn't really played in the UK,but is is watched on cable a lot and we always seem to love baseball films.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph that shows the excitement of the time.

mrsnesbitt said...

Baseball...you must explain it to me....slowly! LOL!

Kelly said...

I love baseball! This was a really interesting read! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Olivier said...

une belle statue sur le baseball.