If I Can Make It There, I'll Make It...In Lancaster Maybe
by Mike Carminati
Your not-so-humble servant got a mention in the York (PA) Sunday News today. And there was much rejoicing.
For you minor-league history buffs, over many years and in various leagues, the putative age-old rival of York, home of many iterations of the "White Roses", was the team from Lancaster, the Red Roses. There were dozens of teams across the country who had a local identity, a nickname, and a nearby rival (like the Springfield Isotopes and the Shelbyville Shelbyvillians on the Simpsons) and almost all are now gone. There's always the Rochester Red Wings, which have been in operation since 1895, and the San Diego Padres and the then Los Angeles Angels got to keep their long-held identities even when they were granted major-league teams.