O'Neill - Neligh Pitching - O'Neill's Colton Osborne lets one fly in action at Albion last week. The O'Neill-Neligh squad was defeated 9-1. Photo courtesy.
O'Neill-Neligh Baseball - Blake Hen looks to steal in action at Albion. Photo courtesy.
First at bat - Ryder Pokorny was first in the batting order for the game against Albion. Photo courtesy.
Well, never say never. Warren Buffett might get an itch for MLB and move a franchise into the area but in reality, it’s not very likely.
Besides the fact that Omaha plays host to the D1 college World Series it is also a very small market for both TV, media and in terms of population. No MLB owner dare take on those issues when the ultimate goal is to turn a profit. As it is, MLB has some “sick” franchises in pretty large markets like Tampa and Miami. Why would anyone add a third to the list?
I’d expect Omaha to continue to support its AAA franchise and college baseball. It will not be the domain of the MLB.