Aggie Fans & Alumni Turn Omaha Into Aggieland

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

It's the day Aggie baseball fans have been waiting for. For the first time since 1999, Texas A&M is back in the College World Series.

Everywhere you looked Sunday you saw maroon and white.

Aggie fans made the trip to Omaha from all over to catch the big game. The Aggie Alumni Club also hosted a big pre-game party to kick-off the Aggies' appearance at the College World Series.

"I've been an Aggie fan since I was 10-years-old and I love it," Aggie fan Pete Munoz said.

Munoz lives in Aggieland and despite having surgery scheduled in B/CS this week, a surprise trip to Omaha for Father's Day given by his family wasn't passed up.

"You think you'd be up to going to Omaha this weekend and going to the hospital on Tuesday? I said, I'm up for it, lets do it," Munoz said.

"I've been waiting for 10 years now and I'm so elated and happy that they're finally here," Aggie Richard Carter said.

Carter is an Aggie who's lived in Omaha for 10 years. He helped put together the official Aggie tailgate party with the Aggie Alumni Club of Omaha. He says there's only a few ways things could get better.

"Only if we get a few more thousand Aggies here and win a College World Series," Carter said.

Sheri Wolff is another Aggie living up north. She lives in Iowa and didn't waste time making the decision to see her alma matter take the field.

"We booked the hotel immediately after the game," Wolff said.

To see so much maroon and white is a welcomed sight for Sheri.

"It is kind of nice, I'm not going to lie. It's great to have some fellow Aggies here with me because I'm a little outnumbered up here," Wolff said.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and we decided it was something we really wanted to do and we made it happen," Nick Baker said.

And then there's Nick Baker. He's a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets and he's been representing Texas A&M the best he can.

"There's people from every school and we're saying howdy to everybody, we're saying gig 'em, and everybody wants to talk to us. It's a great atmosphere," Baker said.

Aggies have come from all over the United States to support their team. Even if it means going against doctor's orders.

"I'm going to be alright. Even if I'm not, at least I got to come to the College World Series," Munoz said.

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