Last Night in Stumptown

A clipping from the Stumptown Progressive… The hometown crowd witnessed something they had never before seen — the umpires examining a baseball for scuff marks and paint — when the Lake Wobegon Whippets took on rival Stumptown at Olaf Field Friday night. The drama came in the top of the seventh inning when Whippets second … Continue reading Last Night in Stumptown

Celtic Festivals and Baseball Games

Yesterday I was in Mt. Airy, Maryland for the Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival. I attended two years ago, when it was the Frederick Celtic Festival. Same location — the Mt. Airy Fire Department Fairgrounds — just a slightly more accurate name. Two years ago, a sudden torrential squall developed mid-afternoon, and it was so thoroughly soaking … Continue reading Celtic Festivals and Baseball Games

The 2015 York Revolution Fan Fest

I was quoted in today’s York Sunday News. Yesterday I attended the York Revolution Fan Fest, an exhibition game and concert put on annually before the start of the season for the local independent league baseball team. I attended the 2013 Fan Fest, but not last year’s, and since yesterday was forecast to be a … Continue reading The 2015 York Revolution Fan Fest

On the Virginia League

I was probably eight or nine when I went to my first baseball game. The Harrisonburg Turks vs. the… Somebodies.  The New Market Rebels?  The Winchester Royals?  I don’t remember at the span of thirty years. There’s a baseball league in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Valley League.  It’s a collegiate summer league, not a minor … Continue reading On the Virginia League