Hagerstown Suns plan to move to Virginia

hagerstown-sunsLooks like the days of Hagerstown having a professional baseball team are numbered. The company that owns the Suns, Hagerstown Baseball LLC, has signed a letter of intent that it plans to move to Winchester, Virginia.

The Suns are a single-A minor league team for the Washington Nationals.

The Suns want a new stadium. I guess they’ve finally realized they will not get a new stadium until they leave Hagerstown.

Municipal Stadium, the 80-year old ballpark the Suns call home, is a dump. It has been for years. It was in bad shape when I first moved here in 1994 and it’s improved very little since. The outfield isn’t even level. A giant light pole fell down last year.

As a resident of Hagerstown, Memorial Stadium is embarrassing. Nobody should blame the Suns for leaving town. The only question should be why it took this long.

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