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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reopens

After a long wait, during the pandemic, The Lewis Winter Botanical Garden has finally reopened with many spectacular gardens, exhibits, events and fun!
Having visited there many times, I can attest it’s something to see, adding to summer fun.
Be sure to read their safety tips so you can enjoy many wonderful hours there.

The botanical garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23228 | 804.262.9887

https://www.lewisginter.org

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Posters

Hello everyone.
This is not a new item. It is one I had from last year. 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond is home to The Richmond Flying Squirrels. What an event it was!! A four day event! Kicked off the Sunday before with a celebration on Browns Island, Monday in Downtown Richmonds 

Business District with prizes and giveaways, and later that night a Country Music Jam at Richmond Raceway (my friend and I did not go to that event), and Tuesday night was the Home Run Derby with an event at The Diamond around noon to have some prizes and giveaways, finally The 
Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, it was an outstanding weekend!

Before the All Star Game, fans were invited to get autographs. I had won the poster in the image and had the entire Western Division autograph that poster. 

Unfortunately, due to the amount of people and time, many had time for one All Star Team. I was fortunate enough to get the division I wanted.

The other item, is a poster I designed last year of Long Island Ducks manager, Wally Backman, who was nice enough to sign it for me prior to a Sunday afternoon game.

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2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, hosted by The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA

The 2019 Eastern League held its annual all star game this year in Richmond Virginia and was hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
This was an excellent four day celebration. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Todd “Parney” Parnell and General Manager Ben Rothrock were on hand for the full four day event.
The events had a decent turnout and the All Star Game and Home Run Derby were both a lot of fun to attend. I am so glad I went. The All-Star Game was complete by a game ending fireworks show, which enhanced the Western Division win over the Eastern Division 5-0.
The game saw a sellout crowd of 9,560 fans, the most in the Eastern League All-Star Game’s recorded history. The fans attending any or all of the events enjoyed themselves immensely, as magic filled the air for our countries national pastime.
I am so glad I went. It’s a vacation to remember for a long time.
For more information on the Richmond Flying Squirrels:
https://www.milb.com/richmond

For information on the Eastern League:
https://www.milb.com/eastern

Autographed poster of The Western Division of The Eastern League from the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game.
The Diamond, as it is called, is being prepared by the grounds crew.
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutasha, posing for the camera at one of the event celebrations.
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutasha, is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
A quick pose with the Flying Squirrels mascots Nutasha and Nutzy at one of the celebration events.
Box score of The Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels
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Summer Fun 2019

My list of things to do this summer include work in my profession, yard work and of course baseball.
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (Independent Baseball) and The Eastern League (MiLB) are in full swing.
Since the start of the season, I have attended about ten Long Island Duck games. It’s been fun! The team is doing well, despite losing about nine pitchers signing contracts with various Major League baseball teams. I always feel like a kid again. The sunshine, the roar of the crowd and having a baseball thrown to me makes for a wonderful event!
My annual visit to the Richmond Virginia this year, takes me again, to see Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball. This year is a little different. They are hosting the Eastern League All-Star Game. This will be only the second one I have ever attended, the first was in 2018 when the Long Island Ducks hosted the Atlantic League All-star Game.
The Flying Squirrels are hosting a four day event 2019 All-Star Celebration, from Sunday, July 7 at Browns Island to kick off the big show. A country music event is scheduled for Monday, July 8. The Home Run Derby is on Tuesday, July 9 and the All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 10.
In-between activities will include enjoy other sites of Virginia and enjoying the company of a very good friend. While this will be my only vacation this year, I will be enjoying the rest of the baseball season watching Long Island Ducks baseball.
Until next time, my friends, enjoy your summer!

Nutzy
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Nutasha
Image ©2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels
Image ©2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels
Image ©2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels
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