Hey sports fans, first a little College World Series SAB for ya.
No idea how we’ve gone all these years passing by the “Road to Omaha” statue and without knowing that former Creighton player, and now Virginia baseball coach, Brian O’Connor is one of the faces on the statue.
In the news lately, and well, now you know, and here you go:
(Is it just us, or did they not get the ears right?)
Anywho, as long as we are talking about it, just some other CWS notes:
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle got a brief smattering of boos at the CWS Opening Ceremonies, which frankly is part of the deal for most pols at sporting events. Though his imitation of Khrushchev during his speech got a little nutty.
But the next day, there were loud cheers for Presidents George H.W. Bush (up on the video screen), and George W. Bush striding out to fire a strike for the first pitch.
And then we got this one in the email:
Like everyone else, we are generally very happy with “The Trade”, (The “Teed”? Hmm…), the Godless Tornadoes, notwithstanding.
It can get a bit on the buggy side for the night games, and the main concourse reminds us of wading through the crowds on the Saturday before Christmas at the mall.
But our only real beef? The goofy Christmas trees out in center field.
Not sure if they are trying to cover something up, but at least three of them look like they’re dead. And hey, this isn’t Colorado. If we’re going for foliage, how about something local? Or, maybe just…nothing?
That’s a pretty small nit to pick, but hey, you always notice the scuff on your new car.
The LJS’s Don Walton threw out his thoughts on the impact of the many candidated GOP Senate primary coming to a media buy near you.
First, in case you missed it, there is a new candidate in. No, not state Senator Deb Fischer. We are talking about Spencer Dylan…er…Spencer Zimmerman!
Sure, you know Spencer. Thirty-one year old truck driver from Omaha. Used to be in the Air Force.
The LJS notes:
In Wisconsin, Zimmerman was a candidate for public office six times, seeking election to the state assembly, city council, county board and as county executive.
Zimmerman said he will center his campaign on a proposal to promote establishment of a unicameral Congress as a solution to the mounting federal debt.
The Unicameral Congress! Now there is a campaign promise we have never heard before. Well, it would clear out some space in one half of the Capitol.
But Don also goes on to talk about the impact of the nascent Deb Fischer campaign on the rest of the candidates. Some speculate that she will only “take votes away” from Bruning and/or Stenberg. Some think that her campaign has the potential to really help Stenberg, as he has a strong base.
Walton thinks– and we agree with this view — that it is pretty early to judge it one way or the other. So much is going to depend on what sort of a race, particularly money-wise, that Fischer can wage. If she is competitive, she has the potential to emerge as a “new” candidate, much in the way other successful statewide candidates have in the past.
It is not guaranteed, and Bruning and Stenberg are starting from strong positions, but it could be an interesting dynamic.
In any case, as Joe Jordan noted, Fischer is likely to wait until the flood/CWS news cycle ratchets down a bit before formally announcing her campaign. We await the flurry from all directions.
The Bruning campaign has a new response to the Ben Nelson letter to 11,000 frightened seniors regarding Medicare.
They just put out “BenNelsonForgets.com”, featuring a little quiz for Nelson’s votes regarding Medicare and other things ObamaCare-ish. They note that Nelson is firing away like Yosemite Sam at the proposed Ryan budget — but that ain’t the law. ObamaCare is the law.
Can you score 100%???
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