Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Yankees Are Coming!

Today marks a first in the history of collegiate sport in Southwest Virginia. The New York Yankees will leave the comfort of their tropical Spring Training base camp and fly to the hills of the New River Valley to take on the Virginia Tech Baseball team in an exhibition game at 3pm. We here in Blacksburg have seen our share of overly hyped football and basketball games through the years but this is the first time that the attraction of a baseball game will force people to be turned away at the (temporary) gates if they don’t have a ticket. Those tickets were hard find unless you were a student or employee of Virginia Tech. Even then, you had to win a lottery drawing to claim one of the 4,000 seats.

Update: Here are a few articles reviewing the Yankees' trip to Appalachia...

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