Friday, April 17, 2009

Newfound Diamonds

There's a new team in the International League...sort of. The Richmond Braves have moved to the Atlanta suburbs. It's a reincarnation: the Gwinnett Braves.

Here at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park our low-tech manual scoreboard required a slight modification. The Richmond insert had to be replaced with a Gwinnett placard. Who remembers to do this stuff? (Not me!)

I grew up in Richmond, and I was kind of sad that they let their storied Braves franchise slip away...but what's not to like about a new ballpark in the Atlanta burbs. It's a great market for our league and a top notch stadium. The Bulls were flattered to have several Gwinnett delegations visit our facility when they were designing their new ballpark.

Also, the Columbus Clippers open their new ballpark this week. It's an embarrassment of riches: new diamonds in the International League. Triple A baseball bling!

Home opener - Gwinnett Stadium - April 17th

Home Opener - Columbus Clippers/Huntington Park - April 18th