Play Ball

Perhaps the most well known of South Omaha's landmarks, Rosenblatt Stadium has hosted the College World Series since 1950. 2010 marks the last summer for the ol' ballpark. A new park is being built north of downtown to host the Series starting next June.

I love the place, if mostly for sentimental reasons. The stadium itself isn't all that charming. For example, the gray concrete concourses beneath the seating are about as uninviting as a person could make them. But it's a great setting for baseball and I'll miss spending lazy summer evenings in the stands watching the Omaha Royals play.

On this Monday night, all the scoring came early and the game wound up tied 2 to 2 after 9 innings. Former University of Nebraska standout Alex Gordon, recently demoted to Triple A to learn the ins and outs of left field, drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th.