Ole Miss Students Storming Right Field To Get Their Spot For Baseball Season Is An Adrenaline Rush (Video)

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As the immediate future of Major League Baseball remains uncertain, the 2022 college baseball season is very much on.  With exactly seven days until opening day, students at Ole Miss claimed their spots for the best atmosphere in college baseball on Friday and its absolute scenes.

If this is your introduction to college baseball, welcome. It is way more exciting than its professional counterpart.

Especially in Oxford, Mississippi.

At Swayze Field, baseball is something of a religion. Every home weekend, upwards of 12,000 fans pack into the stands. While there is standard seating behind home plate and down the first and third base lines, the real fun happens in the outfield.

In left field, adults and families gather to grill out and indulge in a few adult beverages. On the opposite side, in right field, students and alumni gather to create one of the most raucous environments in all of sports.

Thousands gather with cheap, domestic beer in hand to cheer on the Rebels and make life hell for the opposing right fielder. As chirp artists throw their most creative, funniest insults beyond the right field fence, they anxiously await an Ole Miss home run.

When that moment comes, every single drop of beer in every single cup is thrown ceremoniously into the air. The beer shower is truly unlike anything else.

It is glorious.

However, the fight to obtain the perfect spot in right field is no joke. Every year before the season, students rush into right field to set up their tents and lawn chairs for the entire season.

In previous years, it has been a free-for-all.

This year, the school took a new approach.

Rather than sending every student into right field at once, they went by group. Those groups were decided by your place in line.

Thus, the students lined up outside of the fence more than 24 hours prior to the first group being allowed in.

Those who braved the elements to sleep outside of Swayze were met with donuts in the morning.

Closer to the gates opening, the line was massive.

And then it was showtime.

A half an hour later, the student section was full.

‘Tis the season. Cue the beer showers.