Back Home In Omaha. The Tigers have arrived. LSU enjoyed the two-hour flight from Baton Rouge to Omaha on a spacious charter plane as the team landed just after 8 p.m. Clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70’s gave way to a sunset on the plains of Nebraska.
LSU took a 20-minute ride by bus to its hotel where the Tigers were greeted by several fans and the gracious College World Series staff. LSU head coach Paul Mainieri and the players signed autographs for the fans and a Little League baseball team that is also staying at the hotel.
After a pizza dinner, the players called it a night as Friday’s schedule will be a busy one. Most of the players enjoyed the remainder of Thursday evening watching the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in their rooms. LSUsports.net will take you all-access with the Tigers on Friday that includes media opportunities, practice at Rosenblatt Stadium, an autograph session and the College World Series opening ceremonies.
Our “Back Home In Omaha” blog will feature audio and video from Friday’s festivities. Throughout the Tigers’ stay, infielder Buzzy Haydel will go behind the scenes with “The Buzz From Omaha” and keep you updated from a player’s perspective.
Congratulations, Tigers! Unfortunately, I will be at scout camp with my boy next week and will miss all of the action... at least I'll have my radio!
UPDATE: The Tigers lost Friday night and headed home after one helluva great season... keep your heads up, Tigers - we're proud of you!!!