Sports & Recreation

Charlotte baseball team might fit in Richmond

Balpark Digest is reporting that the Tripple A Charlotte Nights are the most likely team to move to Richmond so far. According to the website, “Multiple sources in ownership ranks and the N.A. confirm the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA: International League) are first in line to claim the open Richmond market, with Ken Young and… Read more »

Golf Courses empty

Golf can’t be doing very well right now. I played at Brickshire in New Kent County on Sunday morning and hardly saw another golfer – which was great for me. We teed off at 11:00 and I saw one, maybe two other groups out on the course. The clubhouse grill was closed by 4:00 when… Read more »

More Bikes, Safer Roads

Richmond bikers often complain that drivers have no regard for their safety. But according to a study released by researchers in Wales, the number of collisions decreases as the number of bicycles increases. Motorists are more likely to drive safely and respectfully when there are more bikes on the road.

Eastern League Coming to Richmond?

Eastern League president Joseph McEacharn has left the door open for a new EL-affiliated Richmond baseball team. Major League Baseball places restrictions on what can be said about new teams, because certain hurdles need to be cleared before information is made public. But judging from McEacharn’s comments to the Times of Trenton in New Jersey,… Read more »

$40 million ballpark — Boulevard or elsewhere

A Pennsylvania developer of minor-league ballparks has released renderings of a possible $40 million, 8,500-seat stadium for the Boulevard, but he’s open to building downtown, too. Peter Kirk, a long-time team operator from the independent Atlantic League and a partner with Opening Day Partners, is working with former Richmond mayor Robert Bobb to develop the… Read more »

Selling Recess

From afar, it looks like gym class. Only the guy rolling the rubber ball towards home plate has a 5 o’clock shadow and beer gut. And the girl playing first base, wearing makeup and tight tube socks, just told her friend she’s f$*%ing awesome. Everybody clearly drove to the park. Some seem to be drinking… Read more »

Possible new owner for Richmond baseball team?

A savvy entrepreneur might make a bundle by bringing another minor league team to Richmond and running the entertainment business. Profit margins can approach 20%. And according to a great profile in the latest Portfolio Magazine, owning a minor league team is the hot thing for celebs. Might that apply locally??

$10 gas card for playing golf

Gas-related promotions are spreading like errant balls on a driving range. On August 4, golf course owner Tradition Golf Prosperities started running a promotion at Stonehouse in New Kent. Play golf, get a $10 gas card to Wawa. So far about 250 golfers have used the coupons, which expire today. The promotion might be extended,… Read more »

Just don’t call it a golf cart

Virginia Golf Cars, a Harrisonburg-based seller of golf carts with a large showroom in Richmond’s Southside, has started selling a street-legal vehicle. Golf carts are typically not allowed on public roads. Their normal habitat is more often gated communities, RV parks and for business use, apartment complexes and college campuses. Property managers and house keeping… Read more »

Sell some peanuts and Cracker Jack

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while we like to lighten things up and look at the subplots, and the underpinnings of the working world. In this piece, reporter Alec Depcrynksi tags along with a vendor at a Richmond Braves game. We start at the Flamingo Joe’s base camp, the snow cone stand near the… Read more »