|The Strasburg Express|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 07 September 2010 13:41|
Purple Pride: We love it. The Strasburg community has a well-deserved reputation for supporting all sorts of public activities, from Garden Clubs, to Scouts, to Hometown Strasburg, to the Chamber of Commerce, to sports of all sorts, including the Express and the Strasburg High School Rams. The color of this town is purple. Period. Street signs are purple. In 2013, our bus will be purple. Pencils and pens are purple. Everywhere you look, you will see....purple. This is a town that chartered over 10 buses to travel to a high school football game two hours away in 1971, adding to a visitor's crowd that numbered well over 1,200 (and the town only had 2,000 citizens then) and in later years had more fans at a State Championship football game in Big Stone Gap, 6 hours away, than did the opponent, which was a mere 20 minutes from the field. While the community supports many community-wide activities, this much is also clear: This town loves its sports. We are thrilled to have the Valley Baseball League in Strasburg. When the team was named, we received over 130 suggestions for the name. We received only one, that's correct, one-suggestion for the team color: Purple. No other color was mentioned or considered.
The Strasburg Express is a Valley Baseball League Team that began play in June, 2011. In year one, we got off the ground, had the VBL Player of the Year, Brad Zebedis, had 2 of the Perfect Game top 10 VBL prospects, and won more games than any expansion team in recent memory. Two of our 2011 players, Brad Zebedis.Presbyterian, and Alex Haines, Seton Hill, are already projected as top 5 round draftees in the 2013 Major League Draft. In 2012 we hit our goal of making the playoffs, and took eventual runner-up Winchester to within 2 outs of defeat. Pro scouts were seen at approximately 15 of our 22 home games. For 2013, nothing short of a deep playoff run will do.Volunteers staff everything for the Express. The playing field, First Bank Park, with huge dugouts, a custom installed gorgeous infield, a concrete floored Mastadon double batting cage, with adjacent hitting areas, and seating for 550, is used for play by the local High School team as well. The high school coaches and some player dads treat the field with tender loving care all year long. The community is full of warm friendly folks who love small town life, with a healthy love of all things sports. It's a heritage we are proud of and one we intend to perpetuate for generations to come.
Operating the Express would not be possible without the valuable support of the local fans and the community businesses. We want to partner with local businesses to help boost their businesses while they support our community's Valley Baseball League franchise. We offer several promotional packages shown below, and would be glad to discuss any ideas that any business has in mind to help the Express or the community. The Express is owned by Strasburg Community Baseball, Inc., a nonprofit corporation whose Charter provides that any profits derived are to be shared equally between Strasburg Little League, Inc., baseball and softball, and the Strasburg High School baseball and softball programs.
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