If you haven’t noticed by now, the Liberty University Baseball Stadium is nearing completion. Overall, we’re quite impressed. It is a beautiful addition to campus and puts the baseball program on a whole new level of legitimacy. But, as long as it is not quite finished, there is still time for some last minute suggestions. Here are a few of our thoughts about what could be some nice finishing touches to the park. They are in no particular order, other than that the food is first.
#1 Dip ‘N Dots — Who doesn’t love that stuff?
#2 Peanuts — With the shells, not without.
#3 Baseball brats — Big honkin’ hot dogs with all the fixin’s. You make these on the grill!
#4 Vendors who bring your snackage to your seat — have them accept Flames Cash and Meal Points, and we’ll eat all of our meals at the ballpark.
#5 Frozen lemonade — It will be 85 degrees at some point, and we’ll be glad to have it.
#6 Bobble heads — We’ve all seen the Jerry Falwell Sr. ones at Doc’s
#7 A Sid Bream statue, or something — The most notable Liberty baseball alumnus, Bream played first base for 12 seasons in Major League Baseball. He appeared in two World Series and was the winner of the Hutch Award in 1990, given to the player that “best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire.”
#8 A unique song — Some Red Sox fans say that the addition of the song “Sweet Caroline” to the eighth inning routine at Fenway Park was what helped end the Curse of the Bambino. While a World Series curse seems unlikely in Lynchburg, it sure would be fun to have a song unique to our ballpark.
#9 Inning-ending ball toss — At the end of each half inning, the pros toss the ball over the dugout and into the stands. Sounds like a tradition that’s adaptable to the college game.
What can you not live without at a game? Go tell us on the Liberty Champion Facebook page. We’ll publish whatever you say you want in the next issue. Don’t be afraid to dream big!