It is no secret that I have a love for Baseball, as evidenced by the post Tejada and Norfolk Tides 2004. I am the sort of person who loves extra innings (known to me as “free Baseball“) and might possibly have been one of the few remaining when the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings called it quits for the night on Sunday, April 19, 1981 (I was at the reunion game 20 years later and got autographs from a couple of that game’s players).
This particular image was taken during a game between the Charleston Alley Cats and the Danville Braves. I do not believe that the Charleston team exists any longer but at least I do have an image of the old ball park.
For me, it is important to get those pictures from the ballparks before they go away. In previous vacations I had twice visited the ballpark in Greensboro, NC. This was a very old ballpark that had been built in 1926 and looked like it had about fifty coats of paint. It was wonderful and quirky and I wanted to get a picture of it. Unfortunately, on both of my visits the game was rained out. This year I entered Greensboro knowing that rain was not in the forecast and knew I would finally get my picture. Alas, the ballpark had been replaced with a new one two years ago. Admittedly, the replacement is one of the nicer ones I have visited, but I was rather disappointed to know that I will never get that picture.