OMAHA, Neb - I have been in Omaha less then 24 hours and I already know how special this is for me to cover. The atmosphere is like a Woodstock experience. People flock from all over the United States with tents and grills in tow to be a part of one of the most unique experiences in college sports.
I walked around parking lot D before todays first game between Kent State and Arkansas and fans from every different city were all together to celebrate college baseball's best week. It didn't matter what team you were rooting for, it wasn't about bragging rights, it was all about the experience, like a trip to Cooperstown or the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
I met up with Browns Kick Returner/Wide Receiver Josh Cribbs and his "Flash Mob" group outside the entrance to TD Ameritrade Park and one gentleman told me this "was like a Bucket List" experience" for him and one of his friends he traveled with. People in Omaha are friendly,helpful and all in when it comes to the College World Series. The downtown around the ballpark buzzes from well before first pitch to well after the last out of the night. In field of dreams they said build it and they will come, well Omaha built a brand new ballpark which opened last year and they have been making the trip ever since.
If you ever get the chance to take in one of college sports best kept secrets and maybe not so much for the people that come here every year but I highly recommend this experience. It's one I know I won't soon forget.
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