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Flying Squirrels Released Their 2023 Game Schedule

The current season isn’t over but you can’t start planning your Flying Squirrel watching for next season.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels released their 2023 game schedule, as set by Major League Baseball, on Tuesday afternoon. The Flying Squirrels will open the 2023 season at The Diamond on Friday, April 7 against the Reading Fightin Phils.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL 2023 FLYING SQUIRRELS SCHEDULE

Game times and ticket information for the 2023 season will be announced at a later date.

“As we continue to have success in 2022, the planning process for 2023 has long since begun,” Flying Squirrels CEO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “Having our 2023 game dates will really accelerate this process. As we look to finish the 2022 season strong with our final two homestands and the Eastern League Playoff games at The Diamond beginning September 22, we are looking forward to another exciting season of Flying Squirrels baseball and are targeting our 13th consecutive Opening Night sellout on April 7.”

The 2023 season begins with a three-game series against the Reading Fightin Phils at The Diamond from April 7-9.

The Flying Squirrels will once again be home on Independence Day, hosting the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday, July 4. The teams’ annual Independence Day fireworks celebration has become a Richmond tradition with sellout crowds every season since the franchise’s first year in 2010.

The final regular-season homestand of the season will be September 5-10 against the Akron RubberDucks.

Once again, Eastern League teams will play a 138-game regular-season schedule. The Flying Squirrels, who are leading all 30 Double-A teams in average home attendance this year, will again play 69 home games in 2023.

The Flying Squirrels will mostly play six-game series from Tuesdays through Sundays, with exceptions including a three-game set against Reading to open the year at The Diamond from April 7-9, a six-game road series in Reading from June 28-July 3 and a three-game road series at Harrisburg from July 14-16 coming out of the mid-season break.

The Flying Squirrels’ full 2023 schedule is listed below with home dates in bold:

April 7-9 vs. Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies)
April 11-16 at Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)
April 18-23 vs. Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers)
April 25-30 at Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)
May 2-7 vs. Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates)
May 9-14 at Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers)
May 16-21 vs. Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians)
May 23-28 at Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets)
May 30-June 4 vs. Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers)
June 6-11 vs. Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates)
June 13-18 at Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)
June 20-25 vs. Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)
June 28-July 3 at Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies)
July 4-9 vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)
July 14-16 at Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)
July 18-23 at Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians)
July 25-30 vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox)
August 1-6 at Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates)
August 8-13 vs Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)
August 15-20 vs. Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)

August 22-27 at Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox)
August 29-September 3 at Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies)
September 5-10 vs. Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians)
September 12-17 at Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers)

Promotions and other information for the 2023 season will be announced at a later date.

The Flying Squirrels will host their first playoff game since 2014 on Thursday, September 22 at The Diamond. Tickets for all potential playoff games in Richmond are on sale now at SquirrelsBaseball.com.

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Crime

Richmond Police identify 83-year-old victim struck and killed by vehicle outside Libbie Market

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

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From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the individual who died after being injured in a collision in a parking lot on Libbie Avenue as John Busch, 83, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Libbie Avenue, in the parking lot of Libbie Market, for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a male, Busch, down and injured in the parking lot of a business after having been struck by a vehicle in the lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have not placed charges at this time.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Sergeant D. Cuffley at (804) 646-3135.

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Road Closures for Richmond Folk Festival

Quick summary, all the roads around Brown’s Island

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Road Closures/No Parking 4 p.m., Friday, Oct 7 – 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct 9 Starting Friday afternoon, several roads near Brown’s Island will close through the weekend for the Richmond Folk Festival. Parking will be prohibited.

Road specifics.

  • North 6th Street between East Broad and East Grace streets
  • Tredegar Street between South 7th Street and Belle Isle lot
  • South 10th Street between Haxall Point and Federal Reserve Bank
  • Spring Street between South 2nd and Belvidere streets
  • East Byrd Street between South 2nd and South 7th streets
  • South 2nd Street between Lee Bridge off ramp and East Byrd Street
  • South 3rd Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 4th Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 5th Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets

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Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by the Richmond SPCA.

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Where Spotted: Wetlands
Common Name: American Redstart
Scientific Name: Setophaga ruticilla
Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6-9 g)
Wingspan: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)

Quick Facts Courtesy of Cornell Labs

  • Like the Painted Redstart and other “redstarts” of the Neotropics, the American Redstart flashes the bright patches in its tail and wings. This seems to startle insect prey and give the birds an opportunity to catch them. Though these birds share a common name, they are not closely related to each other. In fact, there are other unrelated birds around the world—such as the fantails of Australia and southeastern Asia, and other redstarts of Europe—that share the same foraging tricks.
  • Young male American Redstarts have gray-and-yellow plumage, like females, until their second fall. Yearling males sing vigorously in the attempt to hold territories and attract mates. Some succeed, but most do not breed successfully until the following year when they develop black-and-orange breeding plumage.
  • The male American Redstart sometimes has two mates at the same time. While many other polygamous bird species involve two females nesting in the same territory, the redstart holds two separate territories that can be separated by a quarter-mile. The male begins attracting a second female after the first has completed her clutch and is incubating the eggs.
  • The oldest American Redstart was at least 10 years and one month old, when he was recaptured and rereleased during a banding operation in Ontario.

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Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

Age: 4 years,
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Grey / Apricot
ID: 51197499

Are you searching for a fun, friendly and adorable family member? My name is Funny Face and I’m the girl for you! I am pretty lonely here by myself, just waiting for my special someone to come along. Won’t you please take me home today?

Adopt Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

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