Florida baseball traveled to the College World Series in style.
Omaha, Neb., where the series is played, is a long way from Gainesville, Fla., but time probably passes a lot quicker when you're riding in the jet of rock legends. And that's exactly what the Gators did by flying on the jet of the Rolling Stones, complete with tongue logo and all.
You have to imagine Florida got a lot of satisfaction from its trip, and maybe it will bring the Gators good luck as they seek to win their first-ever College World Series.
If you're wondering how a college baseball team ended up on the Rolling Stones' jet, GatorZone explains how it all came to be:
The Stones played at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Tuesday night, and flew to Orlando early Wednesday for their show Friday night at the Citrus Bowl. They don’t play again until next Wednesday in Nashville, so with a weekend off in Florida, the plane was bid out for other charter flights.
The NCAA, in conjunction with an independent charter travel company, arranges flights for the eight schools and their traveling parties to get to Omaha. As it turns out, the Stones’ plane matched Florida’s criteria, was close by and most importantly, available.
- Molly Geary