Skip to comments.Shatel: LSU brings a punch Omaha
Posted on 06/17/2009 1:50:23 PM PDT by Melpomene
This just in: The College World Series is better when LSU wins.
No offense to the seven other teams OK, six as Cal State Fullerton drives to the airport here in Omaha. We love you all. But there's no sense in denying it: LSU is Omaha's team (with apologies to UNO and Trev Alberts).
Nothing against Arkansas, either. The Omahogs'' were loud and proud and everywhere you looked. If we can't have gumbo for two weeks, pulled pork is a fine caloric substitute. The Omahogs look like they can throw a party, too.
But let's not kid ourselves. It's Mardi Gras in June again.
You can see it, feel it and hear it around Rosenblatt Stadium. L-S-U, L-S-U'' is b-a-c-k. There are tiger tails and crazy feather hats. There are strings of gold and purple beads everywhere. There was so much gold and purple in Rosenblatt on Monday night that the old relic looked like it was wearing the beads.
We've had some fun stories around here in recent years. But Oregon State and Fresno State don't capture the imagination like the Bayou Bombers. We'll take a party over parity every time.
And that's really why the Tigers resonate with Omaha. Oh sure, LSU was here so often they could have voted. And everyone would have voted Skip Bertman for mayor. There was Gorilla Ball. Omaha loves a good fireworks show.
But mostly, Omaha loves a good party. When LSU is here, the CWS is more colorful, more boisterous, more fun.
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Texas just took down ASU with one of the best pitchers in Pac 10 history, they might have something to say about it in the end.If they face and beat ASU again I don’t think any team will beat them.
Yes, Texas has deep pitching.
Very deep, pitching that went 19 innings in relief without giving up a run.
I agree with you. Of course, the CWS doesn’t do with out us too often.
33 times and counting...Hook ‘Em!
Yep. Texas came back from 6/0 last night. They are a gritty team.
Yeah, LSU’s fans are colorful, loud and obnoxious. But the baseball team will have to get by Texas if they want the title.
After seeing you squeak by Boston College and Southern Miss that won’t be too difficult.
They do what they need to do to win. Ya gotta admire that.
It’ll be a contest for the ages if these two teams meet in the finals, that’s for sure.
I prefer "eclectic."
Good game last night. Kudos to your Tigers.
But ... the fat lady ain’t singing yet. HOOK ‘EM!
Looks like that cow just turned the table on those kitties.
Jungmann pitched a great game tonight.
Game 3 tomorrow night. Winner takes all.
Honestly, I'm a true LSU fan; I don't care who wins; I'm just here for the party. The only time I really relished a CWS win was in 1996 when LSU played Miami. Before the game was even over, the Miami team was gloating. Then, some no-name LSU kid hit a home-run and wins the game. The Miami players started crying like a bunch of pansies.
I remember that game. That was one sweet win. I dislike Miami too and was thrilled when that kid hit that ball.
I think the fat lady’s just about ready to sing here in the 8th.
Good series. Congrats Tigers.
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