Sunday, April 13, 2014

Richmond's Flying Squirrels Open Their 5th Season on April 10th!

What do Virginian's, Crows, Lawmakers, Blue Birds, Giants, Colts, Rebels, Vees, Climbers, and Braves have in common? All were names of Richmond professional minor league baseball teams, predecessors to the Flying Squirrels. Professional baseball has been in Richmond since 1884, when the Richmond Virginians of the American Association compiled a less than impressive record of 12 wins and 30 losses. The teams have played at a variety of stadiums and locations. The first site was where the Robert E. Lee monument stands today on Monument Avenue! The current Daimond was first used in 1985, and Richmond may soon have a new baseball stadium to add to this legacy.

Richmond's popular baseball team, the Flying Squirrels, opened their 5th Season on April 10 and  featured the Richmond Flying Circus and post-game fireworks. Following theme nights in April will include a tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," celebrating its 75th Anniversary, on April 14; Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, with wristbands for the first 2000 fans; an appearance by Stefanie Scott ("Lexi Reed") on April 26; and a salute to Construction with a Wednesday Happy Hour and post-game fireworks on April 30. Call 804-359-FUNN or visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com for further information. Richmond's Diamond baseball stadium is a short drive from Maury Place at Monument. We can hear and see from Maury Place fireworks going off at the Diamond.  Inn dog Chico hides under the bed at such times! Go Squirrels!!



Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument