Arkansas and Miami players use campfire and a monkey as rally props
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 – walk-off wins by Vanderbilt and Miami – 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 – 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 – 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,” Willie Abreu said. “We 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: