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College World Series 2012: Rosenblatt Stadium’s Last Stand

Published by on June 14, 2012

Standing in the parking lot that was once referred to as "Dingerville", I feel a bit like I am looking up at a hallowed grave site as opposed to an old baseball stadium.

In a way, I suppose I am. Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium represents the past life of a city. It is a symbol of pride, monumental achievement and great memories from over a half a century.

Rosenblatt hosted its last College World Series game in 2010.  Later that year, the Omaha Royals (now the Storm Chasers) and Omaha Nighthawks (United Football League) would play in the final sporting events the stadium would ever host.

For the past two years, Omaha's diamond on the hill has sat empty.  Seats, scoreboards, bases, dirt and grass have been removed and sold off or donated.  All that remains is the shell.

Words can't express what Rosenblatt has meant to the people of Omaha.  The best I can do is tell you about my wife, an Omaha native who couldn't care less about 99% of what goes on in the sports world.  Every time we drive past the old grounds, however, she shakes her head, sometimes with he...

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