Saturday, March 10, 2012

How Does the B1G Think About Tournaments?

The Big Ten Baseball Tournament is looking for a new home, and two candidates are in the Omaha area.  Each has it's own attributes that stand in stark contrast to each other, and many people look at various attributes to point out why the Big Ten would prefer one over the other.

The Omaha World-Herald's Lee Barfknecht provided a little insight on Wednesday on what the Big Ten might consider important.  Sayeth Lee:
The downtown Indianapolis area is the best ever for access for everyone to hotels, arenas, restaurants and watering holes. This town gets it.
Note the two sentences and take each individually.  Best access to hotels, arenas, restaurants, and watering holes.  Omaha has two candidates:  the Trailer Park out in BFE, which features an Embassy Suites a couple of miles away, as well as an Arbys a couple of miles to the west.  Oh, and Shadow Lake Town Center about a five minute drive east.

Or TD Ameritrade Park, which has over 1,000 hotel rooms within a five minute walk of the ballpark. Oh, and restaurants, watering holes, and the like.

Now take the second sentence.  Which ballpark "gets it"?

Hint... definitely not thinking Arby's...

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