Oklahoma Baseball Requires Police Escort For Comically Short Drive At College World Series

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  • Oklahoma baseball is one of eight teams to make the College World Series.
  • The Sooners are staying at a hotel that is very close to the stadium.
  • Nevertheless, they received a police escort.

After coming out of the winners bracket in the Gainesville Regional, Oklahoma baseball took down the Gators on their home turf and advanced to a Super Regional. From there, the Sooners won the rubber match of a three-game Super Regional series at Virginia Tech to reach the College World Series.

Now that Oklahoma is settled in Omaha, the team is getting to work. The Sooners are scheduled to play their first of at least two game in Omaha on Friday and took to Charles Schwab Field on Thursday for practice.

And they got a police escort on the way there.

However, it was hilariously unnecessary. The team hotel and the stadium are not far from one another. They probably could have walked, if not for all of the gear.

Oklahoma baseball is staying at the Hilton Omaha, according to Sooners Sports. Per Google Maps, the hotel is less than a mile away from Charles Schwab— if that. The route that is given seems rather roundabout.

Nevertheless, it is a less than five minute drive.


To get from the hotel to the stadium requires a left out of the parking lot, a right at the second block, another right at the second block and then a right into the stadium. It’s not far at all, but Oklahoma — and presumably all other teams participating — were escorted by police. Seems… unnecessary?