My grandgirl Madeline, friend Susan and I went over to Lynchburg last night for a 4th of July baseball game/celebration and despite thunderstorms swirling around the area, wound up having a bang-up time.
The Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League dolled themselves up in red-white-blue uniforms that featured a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Lynchburg always has great uniforms (except when they wear those god-awful military camos), but these were more than appropriate for the occasion and fit in with the crowd’s jubilant mood and color scheme. The team itself lost 6-0, but nobody seemed to notice. They were all impatiently awaiting the brief fireworks show that followed the game, which started late (with a rain delay) and ended later.
It’s a good little park, though, less than half the size of the Salem Red Sox park where we usually go. Salem’s game was rained out, but it was scheduled at 3 p.m., hardly an inviting time on July 4.
Here is some of what we saw in Lynchburg.