Rolling Stones lend jet to baseball team for trip to CWS

Mick and Keith were probably doing a soundcheck for “Moonlight Mile” in Orlando–so what in the heck was their jet doing in Omaha?

That was a question on a lot of people’s minds when the Florida baseball team showed up to the College World Series in the Rolling Stones private jet.

Had the team hijacked the Boeing 737-400? Is there a player whose Dad used to be a roadie and got the hookup on a sweet plane ride for the team? Did the team spend any time on the plane ride dissecting the alternate take of “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?” from the Sticky Fingers reissue?

While we can’t directly answer that last question for you, we do  know how Gators baseball came to travel in such style. According to

 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.

Feel free to insert all the cheesy Stones puns you can, like “You can always get what you want” or that the trip was probably “a gas gas gas” We know we’re jealous the lads from Florida got to roll up to Omaha in the tongue-emblazed jet.

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