On Richmond’s New Baseball Team

Richmond is getting a minor league baseball team.

The Defenders of Norwich, Connecticut are moving south, to play ball in Richmond. Once home to the Richmond Braves, Atlanta’s AAA franchise, the Diamond will now host the AA franchise of the San Francisco Giants.

The team is looking for a new name, and the Richmond Times-Disgrace is having a contest to name the team.

I thought about it. I pondered it. I thought about “Colonials.” That sounded good.

But then, historian that I am, the right name struck me.


After the House of Burgesses, the first elected assembly in the British colonies, founded in 1618. A very appropriate name for the baseball team in the capital city of the Old Dominion.

Go and vote. I encourage you, all of my readers, to suggest Burgesses as the name of the team. And maybe you’ll win two season tickets for life to see the Richmond Burgesses. 🙂

However, Richmond really needs to rebuild or repair the Diamond. The place is a bit of dump.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On Richmond’s New Baseball Team

  1. I might be a little late but I suggest the following; The White Water Richmond Rapids. I even have a logo. WWRR

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