Famous alumni from across the country have weighed in on their favorite college teams as the competition (and the weather) heats up in Omaha.
College World Series participants such as TCU and Oklahoma State have produced all sorts of Major League Baseball players and other notable alumni who used social media to cheer on their respective teams.
After #Pokes win game 1 of #Omaha #GoPokes @OSUBaseball pic.twitter.com/LUx3QeCQMb
— Jordy Mercer (@jordy_mercer) June 18, 2016
Perhaps none of those actively watching the College World Series are as prominent (or at least as prominently tweeting) as UC Santa Barbara alumnus Jim Rome, the host of "The Jim Rome Show."
Awesome! Proud as hell of the Chos. https://t.co/i1IvLXwIUA
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) June 20, 2016
Rome interviewed fellow Gaucho and former Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, who watched UC Santa Barbara eliminate Miami on Monday. The interaction was worthwhile.
Just asked @spillygoat19 "How are you, Spilly?" to start our interview: "Hungover, Romer." Best first answer ever. #Gauchos
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) June 21, 2016
But Rome and Spilborghs are not the only prominent people enjoying the college baseball season. TCU alumnus Matt Carpenter, a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, apparently won a wager when the Horned Frogs advanced to Omaha.
One of the #aggies finest @MichaelWacha paying his debt to the #frogs once again..off to his bullpen @TCU_Baseball pic.twitter.com/V7Rz61GVfv
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) June 18, 2016
Jake Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young winner, also has enjoyed the TCU success.
3rd str8 @NCAACWS for the Frogs! ?? to @TCUSchloss for building 1 of the most elite programs in the country! @TCU pic.twitter.com/cJ1OFozDFq
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) June 13, 2016
Perhaps Arizona's most notable alumnus in baseball is the Cleveland Indians Terry Francona. Surprisingly, most MLB managers are not on Twitter. Actress Kristen Wiig also is a Wildcat, but she might be a bit preoccupied.
New Pictures from ‘Ghostbusters’ https://t.co/EAdeftnX7M pic.twitter.com/W2Rh34jRLq
— Kristen Wiig Org (@kristenwiigorg) June 21, 2016