baseball-d1 flag | June 15, 2015

The monkey and the campfire

Monday was another example of what makes the College World Series such a unique experience in the world of sports. There were thrilling finishes of course โ€“ walk-off wins by Vanderbilt and Miami โ€“ but there were also examples of quirkiness that you can only find around a baseball diamond.

Namely a faux-campfire and a monkey.

The #OmaHogs went several steps beyond the rally cap and showed they expected to camp out in Omaha for a while โ€“ so they build a campfire.

The players used some bats, athletic tape and an empty bubble gum bucket to create fake campfire during Razorback rallies.

Miami went with more of an old-school approach for their rally mascot โ€“ a monkey.

"That's something new we just started doing today, actually. I mean, he's 1 for 1, so I think we'll keep him around,โ€ Willie Abreu said. โ€œWe were supposed to bring him to the press conference but I think he was busy. He had interviews inside the locker room. We'll see if we can get him around here a little later, if you want to stick around."

And this tweet sums it up best:

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