Ever since a clatch of brilliant writers decided to ‘go rogue’ and start their own website called The Classical, I’ve wanted to be a part of it. I probably threw fifteen pitches in their email box before I hit on the one they liked: an exploration of the forces that tore down Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium and built TD Ameritrade to host the College World Series. Here’s an excerpt from A Tale of Two Stadiums:
“ Hall-of-Famers Bob Gibson and Stan Musial played minor-league ball there as young Cardinals prospects. George Brett passed through in 1973 on his way to Kansas City. Dave Winfield, Roger Clemens and Huston Street had memorable collegiate postseason appearances on the same diamond. Rosenblatt had been the home of the College World Series for more than six decades, before Omaha’s city fathers and the NCAA agreed in 2009 to build bigger and supposedly better digs for the event.”
I hope you’ll drop by, read the piece, and pass it around. And keep reading the site. I’ve learned piles of new stuff about sports I didn’t even know I liked while reading what others have written there.