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College World Series, Omaha, and What’s Great About America

Published by on June 18, 2012

I settled into my seat on the third base line with a good friend, ready to watch Arizona do battle with UCLA on Sunday night.  It was a picture perfect evening in America's heartland.  The smell of hot dogs, popcorn, and sun-tan lotion dominated the early-evening air.

I had my my official College World Series Arizona Wildcat cap on, ready to root on the Tucson-based university.  Like many people, I try to adopt a team at the event every year.  Being from New York, that team was Stony Brook, however, they had been eliminated less than an hour earlier.  The Wildcats were now my team, thanks to the two months I spent living and working in Tucson after high school.

As the game got under way, it quickly became apparent that I was the most passionate Wildcat fan in my section, as my hollers of "Let's go Cats!" and "Bear Down!" seemed to get on the nerves of those around me.  

After about an inning and a half, I made my way to the restroom.  When I returned, there were two young men sitting in the seats right next to my mine, one of them wearing an Arizona shir...

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