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CWS superfan makes 40th trip this year

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 09:25:51-04

The road to Omaha brings college baseball teams and fans along for a journey to the winning title.

At any time, it's understood their trip could get cut short by a crucial loss.

Scott Wilson, 66, doesn't think about the destination. Only the ride.

"This is my 40th trip up here," said the University of Texas alum.

In 2018, it's also his 38th year in a row, he told 3 News Now.

An avid baseball lover, Wilson's first trip started in 1975 when the Longhorns won the series. A few years later, the retired-attorney made it a priority to make the pilgrimage every year starting in 1979.

Impossible to miss in the parking lot, you'll find Wilson sitting next to his burnt orange 1975 Cadillac Deville, underneath his state and UT flags with a cigar in hand. 

Wilson says he is here rain or shine, Texas team or not.

One could say Omaha has become "Homaha" for Wilson who's often reunited with friends from the city and across the country.

But what is it about college baseball that compels Wilson to travel nearly 850 miles north of home every year?

"It's always a good time in the parking lot, he said. "It's a good time out in the stadium."

Through the years, Wilson has seen Texas take the title or go home after losing like this year.

Like so many times before, he has words for the players.

"I'll tell them," he says, "'I'm ready to go again.'"