Deltaville Deltas Take the Field at 7:30pm
To paraphrase the famous seventh inning stretch song Harry Caray made so popular, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”:
“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, and if they don’t win it’s a shame…”
Regardless of the number of strikes, July 6th will not be a strikeout. Plus, there will be plenty of cupcakes to go with the concessions and peanuts at the Deltaville Ballpark as the Museums of Middlesex and Virginia River Realm organizations sponsor “Cupcake Night at the Ballpark!”
The free cupcakes will be distributed to all, section by section, by local youth volunteers between the second and third innings. The peanuts are available at the Ballpark concession stand.
The Deltaville Deltas will take the field at 7:30 pm that evening. Baseball has been played on the same Deltaville Ballpark field for nearly 73 years. Every game goes into the history books.
As Mike Holtzclaw once wrote in the pages of the Daily Press, “A lot of baseball fans will offer you a laundry list of ‘what’s wrong with the game today.’ They will tell you the players are overpaid and unresponsive to the fans. They will tell you that the game is too expensive for families and that the ballpark atmosphere has become too commercialized. They will lament that the sport has gotten away from its pastoral roots …They have never been to a Deltaville Deltas game.” Hear, hear!
Thomas Boyd of the Richmond Times-Dispatch described his visit this way: “….We could hear voices from inside the ballpark, and as we passed through the wooden gate, our feet seemed mystically to step into another time.” Absolutely!
The Museums of Middlesex and Virginia’s River Realm are honored to support the history and sport of baseball in its most pristine and original form, offered by the historic ballpark.
Museums of Middlesex is an umbrella of Middlesex County’s four diverse Museums and Foundations, formed to promote the versatile, disparate attractions, increase our overall and individual visitor rate, establish the member locations as visitor information centers, and expand and promote the other historical and tourism-related areas of interest across Middlesex. The Museums of Middlesex applies for multi-applicant grants that do not compete in any way with its individual members.
Three founding museums include the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, The Urbanna Museum and the Deltaville Maritime Museum. The newest member of the group is the Colonial Seaport Foundation working off Providence Road in Deltaville on the “Luna Project,” building a replica of an 1800’s era trading sloop.
Virginia’s River Realm is a partnership of Middlesex and Lancaster County’s tourism efforts, presenting to visitors our mutual low-key, historic region as a tourism alternative.
As they say on the Virginia’s River Realm website: “Full of delightful surprises, hidden gems, and friendly small-town spirit. The 465 miles of shoreline, eight great small towns, and hundreds of unique attractions invite visitors to enjoy the wonder of a perfect oyster, the promise of a back road or secret cove and the pleasure of sharing a table with friends. A place where you can catch your breath, calm your mind and live your dreams.”
The Deltaville Ballpark is also one of these “hidden gems”. Don’t miss it!
For more information, visit our websites:
Museums of Middlesex: https://museumsofmiddlesex.com/
Virginia’s River Realm: https://www.virginiasriverrealm.com/
Deltaville Ballpark: http://www.deltavilleballpark.com/