Those of you that follow college baseball know that this coming weekend is the final College World Series to be held in historic Rosenblatt Stadium. At the beginning of every college baseball season, every team’s goal is to make it to Omaha, home of the College World Series. Since 1950, Rosenblatt Stadium has been the home of the College World Series and anytime someone mentions Omaha or Rosenblatt, college baseball fans know it is synonymous with the College World Series. In order to keep the College World Series in Omaha and to prevent the NCAA from moving it to another location, the City of Omaha is building a new downtown ballpark. 2010 will mark the final year the College World Series is played in Rosenblatt.
Now that you have gotten your crash course in the College World Series and Rosenblatt Stadium, here is my plea. TailgatingIdeas.com is looking for journalists, reporters, blogger or just plain college baseball fans that can put together a coherent sentence in the English language to be a guest blogger on this website. The only stipulation is that you need to be in Omaha this coming weekend and we want you to report on the tailgating atmosphere in this, Rosenblatt’s final year of hosting the College World Series.
I had the good fortune of going to the College World Series in 2007 but can not make it this year. Our resident beer reviewer, Mike “the Beer Guy”, was getting married in the summer of 2007. Being Cal State Fullerton alumni, we both had always wanted to go to Omaha for the College World Series. We decided that his bachelor party would be a trip to Omaha Imagine how pumped up we were when the Titans won their Super Regional and went on to play in Omaha that year.
Outside of the electricity of being in Omaha rooting on your favorite team, the thing we enjoyed the most was the tailgating around Rosenblatt. Fans of all eight teams were there tailgating side-by-side cooking up some of the most amazing foods. Now that this is Rosenblatt’s final year, trying to imagine the tailgating scene this year is almost impossible. That is why we are seeking the help of local bloggers who will be in Omaha and can send back reports and photos on the tailgating action.
If you are interested, please email dave [at] tailgatingideas dot com and let us know your credentials. We’d love to hear from you and see and smell and taste what you will be experiencing out in Omaha via TailgatingIdeas.com. Omaha and Rosenblatt Stadium is one of the most sacred tailgating grounds in all of college sports. All of our readers would love to know what it is like to be there for the final days of tailgating at Rosenblatt.