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Baseball Heaven: Why Every Sports Fan Should Experience Omaha

Published by on July 6, 2009

Ever since the ripe young age of 10, I have wanted to go to the College World Series. At a time in my life when a typical day centered on snap bracelets, jolt cola, and zubaz pants; college baseball took over.

I remember seeing Rosenblatt Stadium for the first time on my television. It was around the first of June, in 1992. I was just about to finish the fifth grade, the unkempt look of grunge fashion was starting to grow, and Vanessa Williams was saving the best for last.

Many things in life are too old, too insignificant, or just too damn pointless to recall; but for some reason I remember the '92 CWS like it was yesterday.

My first glimpse of the collegiate baseball Mecca that is Omaha was one that I will never forget. I guess peering through my parent's 27-inch Zenith at that majestic stadium on the top of a hill in the fading Nebraska sun, with eye-black clad ballplayers on the field and face-painted co-eds in the stands spoke to me.

I sure as hell don't recall what exactly it was saying, but it spoke to me.

I remember Pepperdine winning the title that year over Cal-State Fullerton; and for some odd reason I also recall that Phil Nevin (wh...

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