Omaha teams enhance College World Series experience with web gems
Since Silicon Prairie News relocated to The Mastercraft Building last month, the Omaha contingent of SPN's team sits within a stone's throw — or, as it were, a foul ball's flight — of TD Ameritrade Park, the epicenter of College World Series activity.
But for people who won't enjoy the benefits of such close proximity to all the CWStivities over the next two weeks, the web offers plenty of other ways to stay in the know. Among the myriad online resources related to the CWS, a few stand out because they're made by Omaha companies whose work SPN has covered in the past.
Below is a quick rundown of local teams whose efforts are helping enhance the experience surrounding one of SPN's favorite Omaha traditions.
In case any bar bets arise about how many runs George H.W. Bush scored in the inaugural College World Series, the data wranglers at the Omaha World-Herald have you covered. Created by the same crew that brought you things like Hack Omaha and Curbwise, Data Omaha's CWS History page includes the sort of historical minutiae that true baseball fans eat up like so many peanuts and cracker jacks. Oh, and to help you settle that wager, our 41st president scored one run in the 1947 Series. The more you know …
Before you hop in the car to drive to the ballpark, check out this guide, brought to you by the gang at Grain & Mortar. CWS Parking aims to eliminate parking-related headaches, providing a "a quick and easy place for you to find a parking spot in North Downtown Omaha during the College World Series."
Omaha-based advertising and PR firm Bozell made and maintains the website for College World Series of Omaha, Inc., the local organizing committee for the CWS. The site features a steady stream of stories, schedules and all sorts of other information to help fans make the most of their CWS experience.
OK, so hot dogs and beer don't exactly fit the "web-based work enhancing the CWS" theme of this story, but we're not the type to pass on opportunities for shameless plugs of our own parties. So if you're headed to the ballpark Thursday afternoon, stop by stall 90 of the Mastercraft tailgate lot from 2-6 p.m. for SPN's official CWS get-together, which we're co-hosting with RecBob.
Know of any other work by area companies in conjunction with the College World Series? Let us know and we'll add it to our roundup.
Credits: Photos by Kelsey Supenski.