Stadium Views


Some pics of Stadium View North by Erik Wullschleger
June 22, 2011, 8:17 pm
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Just a few pics from around the shop at Barley’s. Come see us this week at 15th and Cuming!



I Guess It Was All About The Beer by gpiv
June 22, 2011, 12:58 pm
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I had this dream developed over 19 years that Stadium View was something unique. That the friendships my family and I had developed and the generosity I had exhibited in opening my store, my pocketbook ;and my heart to people all over Omaha and all over the country was something special that might not last forever, but at least for a while.
I have now seen about 15-20 customers at the store over the first five days of the series and a few more at my location by the stadium in Barley’s Bar, 1510 Cuming Street.
I guess it was all about the beer.
I didn’t want it to be and I didn’t think it was, but just like every spring when I think that the Pirates can win the pennant, it looks like I was wrong.
I put in more shirts this year thinkiung I would need to service two locations and the multiple people who had promised to come would be there this year and come and see me. I cooked five gallons of Jambalaya on Saturday for all the friends. I couldn’t let them go hungry.
The three that showed up didn’t.
I hate to beg, but the viability of Stadium View is in danger. Later today, Erik will be posting photos of shirts that I have available for sale. If you can help by buying one or two shirts at a discounted $15 price for regular shirts and $20 for women’s I might somehow be able to keep the dream alive. I also am at the store every morning and will be there every Saturday.
Please help if you can.
After all, t was a great dream. Sometimes it just doesn’t work to dream.



Live updates from 13th St. by Erik Wullschleger
June 22, 2010, 9:08 pm
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I’m going to try and update some stuff periodically from the shop but it’s not easy!

For live updates and colorful commentary check out our Twitter page: http://www.Twitter.com/stadiumviewcws

And if you haven’t heard yet, we’ve been picked up by almost every major publication (including the New York Times who may or may not be conducting an interview as we speak….but we’re shooting for the cover of the Rolling Stone!).



The Revolution is here! CWS fans unite, you have nothing to lose but your free beer! by gpiv
June 20, 2010, 11:56 am
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Too many bottles of beer in the fridge.

Sorry I’ve been letting you guys down.  I have a total of five hours sleep since Thursday and I just need to get a lap top at the store so I can blog from there.  But for right now I am writing this at 12:15 Sunday morning.

Ryan McGee of ESPNcom continued his love affair with The View.  In the highest compliment he could have paid to our little island kingdom within the CWS Ryan, in setting out ten must things to do at the CWS said that the number one thing that people had to do was to come to The View and share a beer with yours truly.

He gets it.  He gets what The View is all about.  The View is nothing about money and power and profit motive.  It is pure and it is driven by the genuine feeling of friendship and a desire to make the Championship College Baseball experience as satisfying as possible to as many of the people as we can touch in two weeks.

One wishes that the NCAA had the same goal.

I have advanced during the period of blogging from the mayor of 13th street to the ambassador to the city Of Omaha. I think in an attempt to make one more huge political leap I will make one more push with the help of my bloggers and the Stadium  faithful which is growing daily.

I will sacrifice my ambassadorship and will forsake my CEO status at this point for one thing which I think my readers and CWS visitors will agree is in the best interest of the CWS, the City of Omaha and all college baseball fans.

I will name myself, and with the help of the electronic coup generated by my readership, will ascend to the one job that will save the CWS as we know it.

I will take Dennis Poppe’s job’

Everything ponts to it as the right thing to do.  I have to take the reins of the entire College World Series.

TodayC  of all of the true fans of the College World Series as we know it I am here to declare that the revolution has begun, and soon the despot as we know him, the  NCAA muckety  muck, Dennis Poppe will be deposed and tomorrow I will announce , “What I would do if I were Dennis Poppe.”

But for today, it’s time to go off to work.

Come visit The view at the CWS.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.



The #1 thing to do while in Omaha for the CWS? by Erik Wullschleger
June 17, 2010, 7:30 pm
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http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5294822

Drink a cold one with Piv….

I wonder if ESPN would like to sponsor a location for us by the new stadium.

Better go put some more Busch Light on ice…..



The Definitive Omaha Dining Guide is HERE!!! by Erik Wullschleger
June 17, 2010, 4:17 am
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Piv and his family put together a FANTASTIC restaurant guide for those of you coming from out of town (hell, I’m from Omaha and some of these places were new to me….).  It has over 70 locations and a dozen different categories (steak, Italian, Mexican, Diners/Drive-ins/Dives, ethnic, and some out of the ordinary places unique to Omaha just to name a few)…..what are you waiting for?!?!  Go check it out!

Inserted below is a link to the Google Maps version and a printable version of the document is available as well…  Happy eating!



Really, you put a fence up! Why don’t you just take the season tickets away from everybody right now! by gpiv
June 17, 2010, 3:44 am
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One bottle of beer in the fridge.

I was at the store today and everybody that is around the Stadium is up in arms.

And if you think that is bad wait til the out of ‘town people get here.

If good fences make good neighbors, bad fences mak a lot of enemies.

I propose that what ought to be done is a silent protest.  Since they choose to segregate their tournament from the rest of the world, let’s segregate their vendor from the rest of the world.

NO ONE SHOULD BUY A THING FROM THE VENDOR INSIDE THE FENCE!  EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE TO BOYCOT THOSE VENDORS BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF WHOEVER IS TO BLAME, AND I AM NOT SURE THAT WE WILL EVER FIND OUT WHO IS TO BLAME. 

BUT LET THEM SUFFER FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

Omaha is not an armed camp.  A fence that has not been needed for 60 years is not necessary today.

If I was the mayor of Omaha, I would not like my legacy to be that I put a fence around Rosenblatt Stadium

As if he will have a legacy.

Just one more step in taking the College World Series away from the people and especially away from the people of the City of Omaha.  Take the tickets away from them now rather than waiting to take them away with your seat licenses.

Can somebody just be up front  here.

Those of us who love the College World Series and love the experience see the fence as a metaphor for the barrier that will be driven between the college baseball fan and the College World Series.  The powers that be care no more for the fan on the street than they care for the student athlete or the little vendor. 

Fences are about control and power and not about  friendship and a feeling of being welcome.

This is not about bitterness.  It is about anger.

We hold these  truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…….

The right not to be lied to.  The right not to be shut out  from what we have done for thirty or more years.  The right to come and go as we please.

This is not a safety issue.  If they want to address a safety issue they need to address the 2011 College World Series wherein the Stadium is but 20 feet away from the street and the threat of a Oklahoma City type attack is imminent.  This Stadium has been n safe for over 60 years and to throw a fence up on the eve of the closing of the Stadium is another huge waste of money on the part ;of the city and a slap in the face of all the regular College World Series Goers that have made this event the great event that it is.

I am not that grown up or up to date.  I am a simpler creature, tied to more primitive patterns and cycles.  I need to believe that something lasts forever, that baseball lasts forever……..

Forever ended yesterday

A fence ended it.




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