Shatel: We should thank Poppe, the steward, for stability of CWS
Dennis Poppe, NCAA vice president of championships and alliances, his wife Donna, at right, and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert listen as Poppe is honored before the start of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am
The Marlboro Man used to hang out in right field. The scoreboard was sponsored by a beer company. The outfield wall was metal.
One game, during Denny Poppe's first year at the CWS, an outfielder from Cal State Fullerton ran smack into that wall. Knocked himself out.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am.