Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just like the NHL- The VBL has an original 6...In search of History...

The past decade has seen the VBL grow from 6 teams all the way up to 12 teams so it made me think about the phrase they use in the NHL about the 6 original hockey teams. Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs , Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black hawks and the New York Rangers.

Now lets take a look at the VBL original 6. The Front Royal Cardinals, New Market Rebels, Harrisonburg Turks, Winchester Royals, Staunton Braves and the Waynesboro Generals. I read that the VBL began play back in 1923 so there has to be 85+ years of history waiting to be told. On September 1ST over in H-Burg they will begin dismantling Memorial Stadium and with it will go years of VBL history.

The last time I was at a game at the Stadium, Kurt led an exercise from the PA stand to find the fan that was there that night that could go the furthest back in history. I am in search of someone out there who can take us back in history and give us stories about the Good Ole Days of the VBL... Do I have any takers?

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