“Not every town in America hosts a minor league baseball team. It’s not like having a post office or a McDonald’s. Charlottesville doesn’t have one. Farmville doesn’t have one, nor does Staunton. Roanoke doesn’t have one, although neighboring Salem does.
Which brings us to the nagging question lurking in the background of the Lynchburg Hillcats’ feel-good Opening Night victory, the shred of cloud cover in an otherwise cloudless sky. Word is that the parent Atlanta Braves are planning to get a $40 million stadium built in Wilmington, then move the Hillcats there (where they obviously would need to change their nickname). That might happen as soon as 2014.”
Don’t take away my Hillcats :(