It’s bad news for Bill (editor here at RN and Sarasota-lover) but this worked out well for me, personally:
The Reds are selling the their Florida State League affiliate to the Pirates. The Sarasota Reds will become the Bradenton Reds.
To replace the high Single-A team, the Reds will take over the PiratesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Lynchburg team in the Carolina League.
Lynchburg is closer to me, and I travel past there at least a couple of times a summer as I’m going to conferences. Also, my brother lives a short drive away from there, so it’ll give me an excuse to go visit him.
I’ve been to that stadium in Lynchburg; it’s pretty nice for a single-A club. I’ll hunt up some pictures later.