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On Episode 14 of Lancaster Connects, we’re joined by Mike Reynolds, General Manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Hosting solo while Jeff is away, Ben and Mike talked about the Barnstormers’ 2021 summer baseball season, new game rules, the huge role played by the team and Clipper Magazine Stadium in the community – and how you can catch a game for free AND earn $20 for United Way of Lancaster County, PA, just by volunteering as an usher at the stadium.
- 🎟️ Our weekly local events roundup
- 🥡 Our food truck alert – which food trucks will be where and when
- 🤝 How you can help the Lancaster Community
- 🐺 Our Pet of the Week
- 🍔 Our $25 Gift Card Giveaway for local Lancaster restaurants
- 🛌 And a tip on how to Sleep Better.
Are you hungry for some good eats from a local Lancaster Restaurant? Fill out the form below to enter for your chance to win one of two gift cards to a local restaurant!
This show is sponsored by Gardner’s Mattress & More in Lancaster, PA!
Get your FREE copy of Ben McClure and Jeff Giagnocavo’s book – “Sleep Better”: https://gardnersmattressandmore.com/sleep-better/
This Week’s Guest:
👉 Lancaster Barnstormers
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Meet Bella, Our Pet Of The Week from Charlies Crusaders Pet Rescue!
Bella – The Queen of the Ball and your home – from Charlie’s Crusaders Pet Rescue!
She needs to be an only dog. Bella is a 4 year old, high energy pincher mix weighing 30-35 pounds. She’s very smart and needs a dominant human, willing to give her attention and exercise for her body and mind. She may not warm up to you immediately – but with time and love – she will.
Bella was rescued when both her and her sister were put outside in a crate in the pouring rain.
She’s house trained and up to date on vaccines, spayed.
Learn more about how to adopt Bella on Charlie’s Crusader’s Website: http://www.charliescrusaders.org/
- Taste Lititz: June 4th-June 13th, Downtown Lititz
- This event celebrates the talents of local culinary, musical and visual artists in the area.
- Features live music, food and an art auction.
- Many downtown restaurants will be offering specials.
- See A List Of All The Events: http://lititzpa.com/event-calendar/
- ODC Night Out @ Isaac’s: Thursday, June 10th, 11am-8pm
- Occupational Development Center is sponsoring a “Grab-n-Go” at Isaac’s Restaurant. To raise awareness to support the work they do providing job and vocational training for area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Location: Isaacs’s Mount Joy, 919 E. Main Street, Mount Joy, PA
- ODC’s Website: http://odcenter.org
- Isaac’s Website: https://www.isaacsrestaurants.com
- Queen/Journey, Hosted By Prima Theatre: June 11th-19th
- If you were a fan of Queen and Journey – here’s your chance to see them brought to life with stellar singers backed by a live band bringing their songs to life. Queen/Journey is being brought to you by Prima Theater.
- Dates/Location: June 11, 12, 18 and 19th in the Liberty Place parking lot (behind Clipper Stadium.) 313 West Liberty St., Lancaster, PA
- It’s an outdoor show and Buckwalter’s Deli will be onsite serving up some BBQ and milkshakes.
- Parties will be grouped to their own socially distanced circle.
- Tickets starting at $42.
- Website: https://primatheatre.org/
- Lancaster Young Professionals’ Summer Celebration ft. Live Music by Tyler Short: Friday, June 11th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
- Come out to Clipper Magazine Stadium for food (included in registration), cash bar at The Broken Bat, cornhole, and live music by Tyler Short.
- This event is rain or shine – a tent will be ready to keep us dry in the event of rain.
- Admission: LYP Member – $10.00 / Non-Member – $15.00
- Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
- Event Page: https://lyp.org/event-4286817
- 21st Annual LCBC Motorsports Show: Saturday, June 12th, 9am-2pm
- 21st Annual LCBC Motorsports Show celebrating America’s two favorite muscle cars – Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.
- Location: LCBC Church, 2392 Mount Joy Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
- Free for all ages. Bring the whole family for activities like inflatables, face painting, and R/C car racing in addition to seeing the hundreds of vehicles from tractors to street rods to custom sports cars!
- You can also enter for your chance to win prizes in our grand prize drawings like: a a large flat screen TV or a Weber Gas Grill. There will also be food!
- You’re welcome to enjoy free giant donuts, coffee snow cones and ice cream.
- Food Trucks: Hess’s BBQ and Brickers French Fries will also be there.
- Event Page: https://www.lcbcchurch.com/Events/Motorsports
- Allegro Orchestra Lancaster’s Movie Night: Saturday, June 12th, 7:30pm
- First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, the Allegro Orchestra Lancaster will be hosting “Movie Night”, featuring musical scores from iconic movies such as Star Wars, E.T., Platoon, Fantasia, Star Trek, Amadeus and more.
- In-person attendance is limited to 200, but the event will also be live streamed.
- Location: 29 East Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA.
- Website: More information at https://www.allegrolancaster.org/concerts
Lancaster’s Food Truck Scene For This Week:
- The Warehouse District Beer Garden, Hosted By Wyndridge Farm: June 4th-6th
- Event runs every weekend until September with different music and food each week.
- This week’s music: Friday, Matt Reinhart / Saturday, Ben Pierson, Olivia Reynolds Trio / Sunday, Dave McCullough, Stephanie Grace Trio
- This week’s Food Trucks: Friday, Walk-O-Taco, Bricker Fries, and Splits n Giggles / Saturday, Crave, Splits n giggles and Holy Smoked Meats / Sunday, Walk-O-Taco, Blazing Swine, and Mista Twista
- Location: 595 N Charlotte St, Lancaster, PA 17603 in the “Lumberyard”
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1092892061197416
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WyndridgeFarm
- Locations for Blazin J’s
- Blazin J’s has a couple dates coming up if you’re in the mood for some “hot chicken”.
- Sunday, June 13th, 1pm-5pm: 16th Annual Clifford Edmond 5 on 5 Basketball Tourney at Makle Park in Colombia, PA
- Monday, June 14th, 5pm-7pm: 486 Royer Drive, Lancaster, PA:
- Wednesday, June 16th, 5pm-7pm: 1421 Pennscott Drive, Landisville, PA
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlazinJsFranchise
- M n M Catering @ Wayvine Winery
- M n M Catering does smoked meats and Southern BBQ with their own take on old school down home southern cooking. They also cover a little bit of some Mexican food.
- Saturday, June 12th & 19th: Wayvine Winery & Vineyard from 12-8pm 4374 Forge Rd, Nottingham, PA 19362
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MnMCateringLLC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wayvine/
- Food Truck Friday, The Shops @ Rockvale: June 11th, 5pm-8pm
- Hosted outdoors and is FREE to public with the exception of food & beverage purchases. Bring your chairs & blankets and enjoy an amazing time with the ones you love!
- Live music from Fast Lane Band
- Food Trucks: DK Smokin BBQ, Slick Angels, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Dough & Co
- Beverages: Lancaster Distilleries, Wyndridge Farm, Fetish Brewing Company, J & P Winery and Rebel Hive Meadery.
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2706746509638325
- Location: 35 S Willowdale Dr Lancaster, PA 17602
- African American Heritage Walking Tours: Starting Saturday, June 5th
- Guided walking tours of the historic Underground Railroad and heritage sites in downtown Lancaster, PA are conducted by volunteers from the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania.
- Tour participants move along an outstanding tour route, across bustling roads, down narrow alleys; through cemeteries and churches, learning stories seldom heard beyond the intimacy of local families and read in only a few history books.
- Proceeds from the regular monthly guided tours benefit the program activities of the African American Historical Society.
- Tours begin at 11am and 2pm and last for around 2 hours.
- Location: Conducted from the City of Lancaster Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603.
- More Dates: July 10th, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th.
- Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors (65 & older) $10, Students (6-18) $5, Children under 6 free. Registration begins 30 minutes before departure.
- Website: https://www.aahsscpa.org/walking-tours
- A Volunteer Usher At Clipper Magazine Stadium!
- Barnstormers will donate $20 to the United Way program of your choice for each shift you sign up to usher.
- As an usher you will show fans to their seats, serve as a friendly face – and take in the action of a Barnstormers game while volunteering.
- Each shift is approximately 3 hours long and the Barnstormers will donate $20 to the United Way program of your choice for each shift you sign up to usher.
- Website: https://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com/volunteer-to-be-an-usher/
- Gardner’s Mattress And More is running their Double Dealzzz special – a great way to pick your own discounts and maximize your savings when buying a new mattress.
- Click here to learn more about this opportunity to customize your own savings!
- You can also visit Gardner’s Mattress And More At: 830 Plaza Blvd Suite 2, Lancaster, PA 17601
- Thank you to the “History of Lancaster Rediscovered” Facebook page for the help on the History Nugget! Lots more local history on the Facebook page. Go to https://facebook.com/HistoryofLancaster
- Vote for Clipper Magazine Stadium to be Ballpark Digest’s “Ballpark Of The Year”! Vote here: https://ballparkdigest.com/2021/05/27/voting-now-open-in-2021-best-of-the-ballparks-mlb-partner-leagues/
- You can now enjoy Blazin J’s famous hot chicken at their new concession stand inside Clipper Magazine Stadium.
- Get tickets to an upcoming Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game: https://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com/single-tickets/
Episode Transcript (Click Here To Open/Close)
Ben McClure 0:00
On Episode 14 of the Lancaster Connects podcast, I’m joined by Mike Reynolds, the General Manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers. We’ll also have our local events rundown, our food truck alert, how you can help your local Lancaster community, a local history nugget, a tip on how to sleep better and your chance to win one two $25 gift cards to a local Lancaster restaurant. That’s all coming up on Episode 14 of the Lancaster Connects podcast. So how can you support the local Lancaster community? That’s what this show is all about.
Ben McClure 0:47
All right, here I am. In the Dream Room at Gardner’s Mattress & More where the Lancaster Connects podcast is brought to you by the Sleep Better book. We’ll mail you your free copy, just go to GardnersMattressAndMore.com/Sleep-Better. Well, as you can see, I’m flying solo here. My partner in crime Jeff, is on the road. He’s got a long road trip that he’s on. He’s actually in the middle of he went down to the High Point Furniture Market, talking to some vendors and key partners and making some great connections down there. And he’s on his way to a marketing event in Ohio. We’ve got some video footage here of Jeff leaving on that trip. He’s on his prized Victory bike. He’s never done this sort of long road trip. He’s ridden a motorcycle for a long, long time. Of course, there you hear that? That baby purrs right? That’s him leaving on Wednesday morning on his road trip. He’s always wanted to do a road trip through the countryside. And has has gotten up the courage to do that. Obviously, a long trip down to North Carolina. High Point is major furniture market twice a year. And of course, with COVID and whatnot, it’s been a little challenging for those types of markets. So this is our first market that we’ve been back to. And he is like, “You know what? I’m just going to take the opportunity drive through the beautiful countryside. Let the crew here at Gardner’s run the ship for a little bit.” And here’s some photos, there he is in High Point. And, you know, again, he’s down there making some great connections. There’s his his Bluetooth head helmet. Listen to some tunes there, he took some photos of some tasty food on the way and there’s his bike. So I feel great that Jeff was able to take this trip, I think it’s relaxing for the soul. And you know, I think the time away by himself and his bike and his thoughts is really great. So you know, so that means I’m doing the show solo, you know, I’m normally Ed McMahon to his Johnny Carson. It’s no surprise that he’s normally the the lead in the show and the transitions and all that. And, you know, I’m going to be full on Vince Kelly today, which is an honor of our baseball episode and our guest, Mike Reynolds, General Manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers. We’ll be talking about what’s going on, in and around Lancaster. I’ve got a quick tip on how to sleep better. We’ll talk about the food trucks as always where they will be and who they are. Of course how you can help your neighbors by joining the Lancaster Connects Community get a local history nugget that I know you’re all just dying to know about and we got our weekly restaurant giftcard giveaway. Stick around for that and we’ll announce our winners at the end of the show. And we have a great episode again. Mike Reynolds, with the Lancaster Barnstormers. We will talk to him in a little bit. You know a lot of people think of the Barnstormers as a baseball team and they are and they put out a phenomenal product on the field. But they are so much more than that. everything that they do and have done for the last 16-17 years for the Lancaster community is just fantastic. They probably have as much impact as anybody on the community in downtown Lancaster. So I feel privileged to be able to talk to Mike and learn more about what they’re doing this year at the stadium. So remember this show is also available as a podcast. You can find the links at LancasterConnects.com. Please, please please like and share this video, tell a friend about it and leave a comment, the more accessibility we have to other people, the more this show will grow and more impact We can have on our local Lancaster community.
Ben McClure 5:04
Alright, without further ado, let’s talk about some events. We’ve got live music concerts, they’re slowly coming back which is fantastic. There’s an event venue down the road from me. And I can hear the live music outside on Saturdays and Sundays which is pretty cool. I’ll have to visit them soon and take some photos and highlight them. Kissel Hill Farm and the Bulls Head Pub. Really nice outdoor venue on Saturdays and Sundays but this week if you’re a fan of Queen and Journey, here’s your chance to see them brought to life with stellar singers backed by a live band bringing their songs to life. Queen/Journey is being brought to you by Prima Theatre and their shows will be June 11th,12th 18th and 19th in the Liberty Place parking lot, which is behind Clipper Magazine stadium. It’s an outdoor show and Buck Walters Deli will be on site serving up some barbecue and milkshakes. parties will be grouped to their own socially distance circle, that’s important and they have tickets starting at $42. You can get more info on the show at PrimaTheatre.com.
Ben McClure 6:20
Saturday, June 12 from 9am to 2pm, the 21st annual LCBC Motorsports show celebrating America’s two favorite muscle cars, the Chevy Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird. This shows at LCBC Church in Mannheim, and is free for all ages. You can bring the whole family for activities like inflatables, face painting, RC car racing in addition to seeing the hundreds of vehicles from tractors to street rods to custom sportscars sounds like a pretty awesome show. You can also enter for your chance to win prizes in the grand prize drawings like a large flat screen TV or a Weber gas grill. In fact, I’m in the market for a gas grill. My my grill now still works, but I’m looking for an upgrade. I think the temperature gauge on mine is going a little wonky, so maybe I should attend the LCBC Motorsports show and enter their contest. All right, there will be food. Of course there’s going to be food in an event. You’re welcome to enjoy free giant doughnuts that’s interesting. Coffee, snow cones, ice cream, Hess’s Barbecue and Bricker’s French fries will also be there. You can get more information on the event by visiting LCBCChurch.com/Events/Motorsports. You can also visit LancasterConnects.com for that link and more information about that event. If you’d like to register your own vehicle, you can do that as well. In fact, you can do that on site as well. Again, the date is Saturday, June 12th from 9am to 2pm. And it’s at LCBC Church which is located at 2392 Mountjoy Road in Manheim, just off a 283, a short drive up the road. And last but not least, the Taste of Lititz is already underway. The event celebrates the talent of local culinary, musical and visual artists in the area. And it’s of course in the backdrop of the beautiful town of Lititz and runs from June 4 through June 13. Featuring live music, food and an art auction. Many downtown restaurants will be offering specials on Friday, June 11. Wilbur Chocolate will be hosting a fundraiser for Venture Lititz and selling their frozen chocolate drinks from 3pm to 7pm in front of their store. The Lititz Art Association will be having their annual art auction virtually this year from their website LititzArtAssociation.com and on Saturday, June 12th, Deb Olsen’s band is performing starting at 6pm outside the market at Wilbur and Blackworth Lititz, that’s the new hotel and condominium they built in the old Wilbur Chocolate building. It’s a beautiful building. We’ve actually sold some mattresses to the people that live in some of the condos there it’s been in some of the places it’s a they did a fantastic job with that with that building. And of course Blackworth Lititz is a really nice restaurant in that building. And also, if you’re eating outside at Chilangos, they’re fantastic Mexican restaurant, you’ll be able to eat and hear the music to these events and many more are happening during the taste of it. It’s running downtown but it’s from June 4th through the 13th. You can get more information by visiting the Lititz, PA website which is LititzPA.com/Event-Calendar and clicking on the Taste of Lititz listing So, again, all of this info about these events and others we haven’t read about will be available on the website at LancasterConnects.com follow the show notes by clicking on the page for this episode, Episode 14 and to get our weekly email, just enter our giveaway at LancasterConnects.com you can subscribe to our weekly email update with all of the show info. And as always, remember this show is a podcast, find it at LancasterConnects.com. And also please like and share this video, leave a comment tell a friend about the show.
Ben McClure 10:39
All right, again, flying solo. We’ve got our Sleep Better segment, Jeff normally picks a passage out of here. And the one I picked is about colors. The relevant theme to myself is no, I didn’t paint my bedroom. But maybe I should, after reading this information from the Sleep Better book. I painted my dining room and had a local painting company called Pete’s Paints. Pete is Pete Weaver and he’s a friend. He’s Lancaster’s “Picky Painter” and he did a fantastic job with my dining room. We got a new dining room table and sideboard for the dining room, and he painted the room for us and did a fantastic job. So after hearing this segment of the book, maybe you’ll be incentivized, perhaps to Sleep Better and hire Pete to paint your bedroom. But you want to create a dreamy sleep environment. your bedroom should be a place that you look forward to retreating to, thumb through some magazines and get some ideas for creating that special atmosphere that will promote wonderful restorative tranquility, rest and good quality sleep. The colors in your bedroom actually matter. According to an article on Sleep.org, believe it or not, people whose rooms are painted blue, tend to sleep longer than those who get their shuteye in rooms with different colors. The reason has a whole lot to do with your eyes. Specialized receptors in the retina of your eyes, called ganglion cells, are most sensitive to blue. The ganglion cells are responsible for relaying information to the part of your brain that controls your body’s 24 hour rhythm, which in turn affects everything from performance to how you feel physically during the day. The color blue is associated with feelings of calm, which when picked up by your ganglion cells and relayed to your brain help reduce blood pressure and heart rate and all of which help you receive a solid night’s sleep. So my dining room I painted light blue my bedroom is a light beige or tan and I sleep pretty well. I’ve got a great mattress but you know that’s interesting about about blue and and how it can can benefit your sleep there. You know I think I got through that segment my producers are telling me that the running gag is you know, my challenge with reading, so I think I said most of those words accurately Simon. Thank you for noticing. But you know the the point is, this book, the Sleep Better book, it is a resource that we give out for free. You can get it at GardnersMattressAndMore.com/Sleep-Better. Loads of helpful sleep information and tips. It’s not a book specifically about mattresses, not about Gardner’s Mattress & More, sure there are some mattress things at the end and towards the back about how your mattress can impact your sleep. But a good two thirds to three quarters of this book is about all the easy things that you can do within your own home and sleep routine that can impact your sleep so something as simple as changing the pink color in your bedroom might be a great way to help get a better night’s sleep. So again, get that at GardnersMattressAndMore.com/Sleep-Better. Also, quick blog for Gardner’s…obviously mattresses are an important key ingredient to sleeping better. It’s what we do everyday here at Gardner’s, we have hundreds and hundreds of testimonials and reviews on how we help our Lancaster neighbors sleep better and wake up happy every morning. Often people wait until a holiday, a quote-unquote-holiday President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day. No question we are very busy during those holidays but here at Gardner’s, we have an everyday low price guarantee. You’re not necessarily going to get a better deal on those holidays unless maybe a manufacturer has a specific promotion which we actually don’t carry a lot of the manufacturers that that have specific holiday promotions. We’re not the type of store that marks mattresses up just to call them 50% off. We have our double deals promotion where we will help you organize the best savings, we can give you on how you are planning to make a purchase. So, for example, if you need a boxspring or foundation with your bed, maybe we’ll give you a free box, bring your foundation or size upgrade, get a king size bed for the price of a queen, we will determine your sleep needs and get you the very best deal we can. So everyday low pricing, use our double deals, financing, specials, sleep accessories, specials, all of that sell. Quick blog about Gardner’s again, get to Sleep Better book, learn how you can sleep better on your own. And again, if it’s a mattress that can help you sleep better, obviously, that’s what we’re here to do.
Ben McClure 15:55
So now we’re going to shift gears. We are joined today, actually earlier this morning, we recorded it separately, we’ve got Mike Reynolds from the Lancaster Barnstormers. We had an opportunity to catch up with him and the Lancaster Barnstormers. They just wrapped up their opening week and here’s the segment with Mike.
Ben McClure 16:17
Right now I’m joined by Mike Reynolds, General Manager the Lancaster Barnstormers. Lancaster Barnstormers just wrapped up their opening home weekend. A disappointing result on Friday night, but hey, two great wins on Saturday and Sunday each by one run. Mike, welcome to the show.
Mike Reynolds 16:36
Ben, thanks for having me. It’s great to see you.
Ben McClure 16:39
Yeah, great to see you too. I’ve known Mike for a handful of years. We’ve done some sponsorships and partnerships between Gardner’s Mattress & More and the stadium over the years. Mike does a fantastic job with the team and with all the community events that run at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Mike, I found it interesting, you guys actually never had to close down for COVID you still ran some events and things that you were able to do. Now you’re up to full capacity with the stadium. That had to be fantastic this weekend for your team. And of course the fans and the ballplayers themselves. Tell us a little bit about the weekend.
Mike Reynolds 17:18
Yeah, you know, after 628 days without a barnstormers game, we’re very excited to welcome fans back into Clipper Magazine Stadium for some Barnstormers baseball. We’ve had two great wins, we had fireworks two nights. We showcased the fact that we want this ballpark in the country in 2020. And were also were able to showcase some of the new rules that we tested out for Major League Baseball, as we become an official partner league for Major League Baseball. So it is just very exciting. Happy to have fans back. Great to see our season ticket holders, main plan holders get to see each other again. And there’s a lot of celebration, hugs, high fives and we’re ready for our 16th year of [Inaudible] baseball here in Lancaster.
Ben McClure 18:04
Yeah, so you mentioned a couple things you mentioned the partnership with with MLB. And some of the rule changes that the Atlantic league is partnered with MLB on. And I noticed on Sunday’s game, you had a position player close out the game with the save, which related to one of the new rule changes. Tell us about that.
Mike Reynolds 18:24
Yeah, so one of the rule changes that we are testing for major league baseball is called the double hook rule. So the idea is when the starting pitcher is removed from the lineup, the DH position then gets removed from the lineup as well. So then you either have to pinch it or your pitcher will hit as well. So there’s some benefit to having some position players that can pitch, it maybe not be their main focus and the main reason why they’re here and Lancaster hoping to get back to Major League Baseball, but for them to come up and eat up some innings and get them out so you can get to the next pitcher. Especially if you want them to remain in the game to hit so Blake Galen, who got to save on Sunday is normally our right fielder. He’s also our whole all time hits leader with over 500 hits here and Lancaster, he also is one home run away from 100 home runs. So to have him be able to stay in the lineup and hit important for us. And he helps us reserve that DH spot by standing a lap and still being able to pitch so it was exciting on Sunday to see him team close out the game and get a safe for us.
Ben McClure 19:26
That’s really cool. See, I’m a huge baseball fan. And every year they talk about it. I know. I know. There’s probably changes soon on the horizon especially with what they’re doing there. But the DH thing you know, has been around since what sometime in the 70s with the American League and you know, every year they talk about getting rid of the DH and what do you do with all the guys who are normal DH, you know, what have you got to do with the pitchers that like to hit? I love the double hook rule. I think it’s I think it would be fantastic to implement in Major League Baseball. Some of the other rules I’m not keyed on like the runner starting on second base in extra innings? I’m not quite a fan of that. But you know, I know they’re doing it now. So whatever. Also the mound distance I just wanted to ask you quick about that is have you already implemented the extra six inches to the mound distance?
Mike Reynolds 20:16
It’s actually 12 inches, so it’s 12 inches and that will be 12 inches and that will be put into place the second half of our season. So our second half starts August 2. And so the mounds will go back 12 inches at that point. That is something that Major League Baseball has wanted to test for a few years. Actually back in 2019 we were close to move in the bat moving the mount back 24 inches, but there was some compromise between players and Major League Baseball itself, move the mount back 12 inches, there’s been plenty of studies that Major League Baseball has done with the concern of injury and there’s all the studies show that there’s there’s really no, the difference is for the hitter, not for the pitcher with the 12 inches and things come into play a catcher when they catch the ball, sometimes the distance can be a difference of three feet with a catcher stance. So there’s there’s a lot of variables that go into that. So even though the pitcher will be set, 12 inches back, there still mean a fastball is going to be thrown, it could potentially hit the back stop, whether they’re at 60 feet six inches, or 61 six inches. And I can tell you that Major League Baseball has done a lot of studies in research to make sure that there’s no harm or potential of harm or injury to the pitchers that are testing out the 61 six inches rule. This study showed that a 935 mile per hour fastball actually will be seen at 91 miles per hour to the hitter. And the goal of a lot of these rules that Major League Baseball wants us to test is to get more bat, more ball batted in play, more guys on base and more runs scored. So that is the reason for the rule. Pitchers are getting bigger, stronger, faster with their pitches. And we’re just trying to allow the hitter get more time to hit the ball.
Ben McClure 21:59
It’s awesome that you get to test it at this local level. So tell us what what’s in store for the Barnstormers in 2021.
Mike Reynolds 22:10
You know, we have a lot. We’re excited to have baseball back here. It’s somewhat of a shortened season but not that much. We have 120 games season rather than 140 games season. So that means we’ll have 60 home games here. We are excited we are jam packed especially in the month of July and August. Continue with our fireworks every Saturday night, giveaways every Friday night. We have plenty of themes and promotions like Star Wars Night and Halloween night. We’ve done some great things recognizing our local heroes, which our hometown heroes were the first responders and people that worked on the frontline that got us through the pandemic and onto the other side. So we are very excited to continue the excitement here with the Barnstormer’s games but continue to add more fun promotions as the season goes on.
Ben McClure 22:58
Are there any big games [Inaudible] looking forward to?
Mike Reynolds 23:02
Ben, I am looking forward to every single game. It’s just great to have baseball back here at Clipper Magazine Stadium. So the games I am looking forward to, there’s three new teams in our league this year. So Gastonia, North Carolina, the Gastonia Honey Hunters. This will be their first time coming to Lancaster. Then we also have, the League has acquired two new teams that previously were affiliated with Major League Baseball but now are part of our partner league. The Lexington Legends and the West Virginia Power. So I’m just excited to see those three teams come to Lancaster for the first time and give them some Lancaster hospitality off the fields hopefully on the field we can get some wins against them.
Ben McClure 23:39
You know, I am excited about the baseball, but also the food, but of course that is anytime you go to an arena or a ballpark, right? You go there for the beer and the hotdogs. But there’s more than hot dogs what food specials, anything new at the ballpark? I know Blazin’ Jays, we’ve highlighted them as a food truck on our show. I think they’re a new concession there.
Mike Reynolds 24:07
Yeah, so we’re continuing with Hesse’s Barbecue in our picnic area. So any groups that come out to the picnic area will have the opportunity to have Hess’s Barbecue catered for them. But as you mentioned, we have two new vendors here in Clipper Magazine Stadium for games. We have Blazin’ J’s which is a very, very famous local favorite here for their chicken sandwiches and more. So they’re here at the stadium and then we’ve also welcomed in Fuddruckers who are also in the stadium serving up their hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fries and chicken tenders. So it just so great stuff. And then obviously the consistent favorites, ice cream, pretzels, you know, silo dogs, we have it all. There’s always a lot of variety here at Clipper Magazine Stadium with the food. And on the suite level in our hospitality, we’ve actually taken our food and beverage in-house here and we have a new chef on site and she’s just amazing. People have been raving about with their reviews about her food and we’re cooking a lot of variety here in the suite level and it’s high quality. So just a lot of upgrades here in the stadium with our food and beverage.
Ben McClure 25:12
Any any plans for Scrapple or Shoofly Pie, Lancaster County favorites.
Mike Reynolds 25:18
No, nothing in the making now, but we need to work on that and we can get some Whoopie pies in here as well.
Ben McClure 25:24
There you go. You make it a meal deal and you’d get the stadium full every night. So some of our audience might not be aware that in Lancaster, the Barnstormers are more than just a baseball team. You guys do a lot with the local community. And that’s a big part of your your ethos. Tell us about some of the community things that you do.
Mike Reynolds 25:45
You know, the Barnstormers will always be the anchor and the reason why we exist. But we see ourselves as a community center. And we are thankful and appreciative that not only we do, we have many marketing partners and businesses that sponsor us to help us keep going. But we have many nonprofits and individuals that support us year round. And so our ability to give back to the community is really, really important. So we like to call ourselves a community center. With two things in mind. We want to be a memory maker every single night, whether you’re here for a Barnstormer’s game, or here for another event. And then the additional thing is going to be a really good marketing theater for all of our partners that help us continue to grow and build our success each day. So when COVID hit us in March like everyone else, we had to sit back and we had to brainstorm what we were going to do to continue to be that community center. We weren’t looking to shut down. The owners were very supportive of us to move forward and figure it out. So initially, to give back, we were a COVID test site partner with local hospitals, Lancaster General Health and UPMC. In addition to that our freezers and refrigerators were not being used, so a lot of nonprofits were receiving donations with nowhere to store it. So all of our freezers and refrigerators were used to store food for these local nonprofits. And then once Pennsylvania had the red, yellow green phases to get you back into business and once we were able to get back to the green phase here, and in Lancaster County, though, we were max capacity of 250. And financially, it didn’t make sense to open up this big venue for only 250 people. We thought it was important to have the venue open, it continued to be a safe space for everyone to come out and enjoy different events. So we’ve had movie nights. We had proms, graduations, we had travel baseball, we had cornhole tournaments, we had kickball leagues, we had makers markets, you name it, we had multiple, multiple events. A lot of nonprofits used the venue as well for walk-a-thons. It’s just a you know, it’s a large venue with a lot of space, both inside the stadium and with the parking lots. So we were able to work a lot on profits to keep people still coming out and enjoying each other’s company. But feeling safe and comfortable as well being in large events.
Ben McClure 28:00
Man, you have to have some creativity to come up with those kind of events. And then of course, the just the drive and knowledge of how to put those events on. You mentioned storing food for non nonprofits. I understand that you partnered with some nonprofits, 14 of them to be exact for a food drive. And it sounds like that made a made a big impact.
Mike Reynolds 28:24
Yeah, that was very successful. You know, there’s always stories about folks raising money and raising food, doing food drives in the month of December. But for us, we had a meeting one day as a staff and January came over, like well, unfortunately, people are still in need right now. And that’s every week, every year, not just a COVID year. But you know, this year, particularly like people still need help and assistance, as everyone is aware. So we’re like, but let’s use our marketing resources. You know, the stadium resources, the Barnstormers resources, but also within our ownership network. We have other marketing resources available to us. So like, let’s have it, let’s have a food drive and try to raise as much food as we can, in addition to the food let’s raise a couple of $1,000. We raised also a lot of clothing, to give to different shelters as well and actually received a ton dress clothing, suits and shirts and ties and dresses that we gave to a local job creator company who helps people get jobs but also help them acquire some attire. That look makes it look professional when they go on their first interview. So yeah, it was a very, very successful drive that we put together in just a couple of weeks. And we did it in January. It wasn’t the warmest, but people were very supportive and they helped us raise a ton of ton of food, clothes and money as well.
Ben McClure 29:49
That’s awesome. Who are some of the nonprofit’s that participated?
Mike Reynolds 29:54
[Inaudible]Street Mission, Lancaster Food Hub, Lanco Food Pantry, Career Link…you put me on the spot, I can’t remember them all, but we have a lot of them that participate when we have to receive the donations.
Ben McClure 30:10
That’s awesome. That is fantastic that you can have that kind of impact on the community. You also have a fundraiser with Cylo and you have a volunteer usher program, both in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster. Sounds like a major partnership. What are you hoping to achieve with that?
Mike Reynolds 30:31
The main thing is with work with the United Way is they’re looking for volunteers, like everyone looking for volunteers and looking for, you know, just support in the in their organization. So with the United Way, we found out that they need volunteers. So we thought we could use our marketing resources to get people to volunteer here at the stadium, which every person that volunteers here at the stadium then receives $20 donation on their behalf to United Way. In addition to that, we’re hoping that these individuals that volunteer here on behalf of United Way would then become a lead gen or a lead source and a potential volunteer for United Way. So we’re hoping to raise money for them. We’re hoping to gain some volunteers for them. And then in addition to that, just helping to spread the word that the United Way is here in Lancaster, they do great things and they’re looking for volunteers all the time.
Ben McClure 31:25
How do people sign up for the volunteer voucher program?
Mike Reynolds 31:29
If they just go to LancasterBarnstormers.com is the click through to get there. Or they could email us directly at info Info@ LancasterBarnstormers.com.
Ben McClure 31:45
Awesome, awesome. Thanks for sharing that. We’re also going to have that as a link on our website LancasterConnects.com to encourage people to to volunteer for that. Earlier you mentioned the Barnstormer’s Clipper Magazine Stadium was voted best independent ballpark of the year. So first, does that include all minor leagues and independent, what is it?
Mike Reynolds 32:13
That would include all of the last year in 2020, all of the independent ballparks throughout the country. So any ballpark that does not have an affiliate team. So that would just exclude AAA, AA and single A. This year, actually, we’re in the middle of the contest again this year. And this year is Major League Baseball partner league. So that would be the Atlantic League, the Pioneer League, the American Association, and also the Frontier league. So there’s four leagues in that. And I believe there are 64 stadiums that are in the running for best ballpark, and we’re hoping to repeat so we can celebrate with the community in a year that we actually have baseball.
Ben McClure 32:55
Yeah, right. So you won last year but you were only able to celebrate this year during home opening weekend. But you know, I love the ballpark. I love the Broken Bat Craft Beer Deck and the Hess Barbecue. My children are now almost 12 and seven. So they’re now getting to the age where they’d like to stay in the seats and actually watch a baseball game. You know, usually my experiences is, you know, you sit there for half an inning or maybe an inning. And then they want to go to the carousel and the slides which are awesome things for kids. But as a fan, I just want to stay there and enjoy my beer and watch a few innings. But now they’re getting to the point where staying for a game in the seats for a longer period of time is more enjoyable. And of course, you know, they and I enjoy the ice cream as well. So I’m looking forward to hitting up some games there. You know, there’s so much going on at Clipper Stadium all the time. And and I’m sure we haven’t talked about everything that you’re doing there. What other events and activities can you tell the audience about in the last few moments that we have here?
Mike Reynolds 34:09
Sure, I just encourage everyone go to LancasterBarnstormers.com and just see all of the different things we have going on. We have adult kickball leagues this summer and fall. We have adult cornhole leagues, we basically open up this team to anyone and everyone that needs a venue to host their event. So as I mentioned, we’ve had proms and graduations, we’ve had preschool graduations, high school graduations and college graduations. So, literally we can host any event here. We’ve had a six year old birthday party one day in the playground that you just mentioned Ben, so there are many opportunities or every opportunity to have any event here at Clipper Magazine Stadium. I encourage you to go to LancasterBarnstormers.com to see that. We have a movie night starting up here, June 18th is our first movie night and you can go to LancasterBarnstormers.com to see the full calendar of all the events that we have here at Clipper Magazine Stadium as a community center for Lancaster County and beyond. And we just encourage everyone to have the opportunity to use the venue, even if they aren’t a baseball fan.
Ben McClure 35:14
Yeah, sure, sure. So birthday parties, can you do a birthday party on the field? With fur kids?
Mike Reynolds 35:21
Yeah, definitely, we encourage use of the entire venue so that birthday party that we hosted recently, they typically stayed or mainly stayed in the playground area. But yeah, we gave him access to the field. There’s nothing better than making a memory for anyone that comes to the ballpark. And that’s our motto, that’s our want. And so to be able to allow people some special access to the field anytime, it’s always a pleasure.
Ben McClure 35:46
I’m going to connect with you about my son’s eight year old birthday party now. It’s next May so he just had one. But that would be awesome. That’d be really, really cool. So you mentioned that the stadium is available for venue hires, you know, weddings, business meetings, that sort of thing. Tell us a little bit about that. Maybe what it might look like to invest in something like that.
Mike Reynolds 36:14
It really depends on how much space you’re using, and how much equipment is needed. We have some rentals that are as low as $2,000, and some rentals that go much higher, but it all depends on use, depending on staffing, use of utilities, video board, field, the use of the field, depending on how heavy and hard it is going to be used. That’s our baby, if you would, we mean to keep the field in good shape. Not just because we just want it to look beautiful, but it’s a playing field for our athletes, we’re looking to get back to Major League Baseball, so we just want to keep it in top condition for them to you will have a safe playing space to get back to Major League Baseball, hopefully. So it ranges. But we consider ourselves pretty reasonable, very reasonable, I should say. And we tend to go to the top as we we want everyone here to have a good time. So there’s always more and more and more that we want to give when we have these events.
Ben McClure 37:14
That’s awesome. Like, I can’t thank you enough for being on and for being guests on the Lancaster Connects podcast. I love everything that you’re doing at the stadium and with the team. You know, like I said, I’m a big baseball guy, but like you said, you guys are so much more than just baseball, all the charity and community events that you host and their family friendly atmosphere. I really encourage all of our listeners to get involved. Obviously attend some games. And check out everything great that’s going on at the Lancaster Barnstormers and Clipper Magazine Stadium. Visit LancasterBarnstormers.com. Again Mike, thanks so much for being guest on the podcast.
Mike Reynolds 37:57
Hey Ben, I appreciate you having me on. I appreciate all your support and passion for the venue as well. I wish you in the business nothing but success.
Ben McClure 38:05
Thanks so much, Mike. Take care. You have a great day.
Mike Reynolds 38:09
Ben McClure 38:12
It was great to catch up with Mike Reynolds from the Lancaster Barnstormers and all the great things that they are doing in downtown Lancaster at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Ben McClure 38:22
We mentioned Blazn’ J’s. So that means it’s time for the food truck rundown. They are a concession at the Lancaster Barnstormers and they are the second food truck that we will mention and you know what that sound is. That is time for food truck rundown on the Lancaster Connects podcast. The Warehouse District Beer Garden is hosted by Wyndridge Farm and is running with a food and music event every weekend until September. So this weekend, it’s June 11 through 13th, we’ve got live music on Friday by Matt Reinhart ,Saturday is Ben Pearson as well as the Olivia Reynolds Trio and Sunday. it is music by David McCullough as well as the Stephanie Grace Trio. Friday’s food trucks are Walk-O Taco, Bricker Fries and Splits and Giggles. Saturday’s food trucks are Krave, also Splits and Giggles, Holy Smoked Meats and Sunday’s food trucks are Walk-O Taco, Blazing Swine and Mr. Twista Ice Cream. That location is 595 North Charlotte Street in Lancaster in what they’re calling the Lumberyard. The Facebook event page is www.Facebook.com/WyndridgeFarm. Alright then on to number two…Blazin’ J’s, again, concessions at the Barnstormer Stadium, so check them out when you’re there. They’ve got a couple of dates coming up if you’re in the mood for some hot chicken. Interesting side note, I had some hot chicken potato chips over the weekend and they were really, really good. So I would probably like what I’m seeing on the screen there. If you’d like to follow them and stay up to date on what they have going on, make sure you follow them on Facebook at @BlazinJsFranchise. They’ll be at the 16th annual Clifford Edmond Five on Five Basketball Tournament at Marco Park in Colombia on Sunday, June 13th, from 1pm to 5pm. They’ll also be at 486 Royer Drive in Lancaster, Monday June 14, from 5pm to 7pm. And lastly, they’ll be at 1421 Penn Scott Drive in Landisville on Wednesday, June 16, from 5pm to 7pm. Last but not least, MnM Catering, they’ve got a few dates for us to plug. They do smoked meats and southern barbecue. Oh, awesome. They do smoked meats and southern barbecue and do their own take on an old school down home Southern Cooking. They also cover a little bit of Mexican food. If you’d like to stay up to date on MnM Catering, follow them on Facebook @MnMCatering LLC. June 12th, there’ll be at Waveline Winery and Vineyard in Nottingham, that’s at 4374 Ford Road in Nottingham. Get your drive on in Southern Lancaster County. They will also be back at Waveline Winery and Vineyard from 12pm to 8pm on June 19. Give them give them your food support. All right, so our viewers want to know if you’re a food truck. Our viewers want to know where the food trucks are each week. So if you own a food truck, we want to hear from you. We’ll tell our viewers where you’ll be so they can support you. Just fill out the contact form at LancasterConnects.com and tell us where you’ll be and when. And of course tell us about your food so we can have people desperate to grab your food. I know, I am salivating every time we talk about these food trucks, right? Hard not to get inspired by these these food trucks. And of course don’t forget to like and share this video leave a comment tell a friend about the show. All of the links to our food trucks that we talked about. And many more are available at LancasterConnects.com and the show is also available as a podcast and again you can get all the links at LancasterConnects.com.
Ben McClure 42:41
Now time for history nugget. All right, get your listening ears on. When the Lancaster City Bureau of Fire converted its horse drawn fire apparatus to motorized vehicles between 1914 and 1918, local historian and photographer Charles Oscar Lynch had the foresight to recognize and photograph this historic event. There you go, these are photographs between 1914 and 1918. That’s pretty cool. He was able to capture horse drawn equipment of two companies before they converted and to photograph the new equipment and the others. These postcards that you’re seeing on the screen, the first intentional effort to photograph Lancaster City firehouses, they were produced in limited run. Today they are much sought after by local collectors. A complete set is nearly impossible to find. So there you go. Some old photos of Lancaster. Some neat Lancaster history there of the fire houses and converting from horse drawn fire trucks or fire buggies I guess you could say into motorized vehicle. So pretty neat transition in our history and of course their response time I’m sure improved drastically moving to motorized vehicles from the horse drawn carriages. There, so we got this history nugget from the History of Lancaster Rediscovered Facebook page. So thank you to them for the information. And you can learn more local history on their go to Facebook.com/HistoryOfLancaster. So that was pretty cool. I didn’t know that. Obviously that transition I would have known happened but to see it there in pictures. It’s neat that somebody took the time to photograph those. So we have those to talk about now here in 2021.
Ben McClure 44:51
All right, time for our pet of the week. We didn’t have a pet of the week the last couple of weeks. So we’ve got a great dog to highlight. Today it is Bella. Bella is the queen of the ball and soon to be your home. Bella is from Charlie’s Crusaders Pet Rescue. There’s Bella. Look at those ears! She needs to be an only dog. Bella is high energy. She’s a pincher mix. And she weighs between 30 and 35 pounds. She’s very smart and needs a dominant human willing to give her attention and exercise for her body and mind. I think most pets would need that. She may not warm up to you immediately but with time and love she will. She will be your shadow. She’s about four years old. She was rescued with her sister after they were put outside in a crate during the pouring rain. It’s just a real shame heartbreaking to hear these types of stories every time we talk about these pets. But good news is she was rescued and now is ready to find her forever home. She’s housetrained and she’s up to date on her vaccines and spayed. You can learn more about how to adopt Bella at Charlie’s Crusaders website, which is CharliesCrusaders.org. And we don’t have anybody on from from Charlie’s Crusaders today. But we are going to give our charitable donation to Charlie’s Crusaders, we’ve got a check for $125 to help with the efforts that they are doing to help dogs and pets find homes. And of course, all of the needs that they have related to taking in pets. I know they’re probably getting pets in daily. And I’m sure that the situation’s they have to deal with when they get these pets are enormous. So hopefully the little bit that we can give here helps them take care of some of their needs there.
Ben McClure 47:02
All right, time for Lancaster Connects Community. Have you got a worthwhile cause that can make ethical use of the members of Lancaster Connects Community by volunteering their time. Again, that’s what this show is all about. And the Lancaster Connects Community is all about whether you’ve got a cause that needs volunteers, or you want to donate your time to help out those in the community. We want to hear from you. If you’d like to volunteer your time, enter our free giveaway at LancasterConnects.com and check the box confirming you’d like to volunteer. Imagine the difference we could make to the Lancaster community if we each gave just one hour of our time to one of these local nonprofits and charitable organizations. So again, if you’ve got a good cause that could use some volunteers, and we can help promote it for you on our show then please get in touch via the contact form at LancasterConnects.com. We’d love to know more about your organization, and what you do and how we can help and maybe have you be a guest on the podcast. We would really love that. The more charitable or charity and nonprofit organizations that we know about, the more impact we can have. And of course, if we can get the Lancaster community involved, again, that’s what the Lancaster Connects community is all about. So again, please don’t forget to like and share this video. Leave a comment tell a friend about this show.
Ben McClure 48:30
We’ve got some community events to talk about here and ways that you can support some of these organizations in the community trying to make a difference. First one up is the African American Heritage Walking Tours. They’ve started coming out of COVID after being shut down last year. On Saturday, June 5, the African American Heritage Guided Walking Tours of the Historic Underground Rail Road and historic sites in downtown Lancaster, PA are conducted by volunteers from the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania. Tour participants move along an outstanding tour route across bustling roads. down narrow alleyways through cemeteries and churches learning stories seldom heard beyond the intimacy of local families and read only in a few history books. I’m sure there’s a lot of history nuggets that we could share as a result of being on this tour. Proceeds from the regular monthly guided tours benefit the program activities of the African American Historical Society. Tours will be conducted in the city of Lancaster Visitor Center, which is at 38 Penn Square, Lancaster PA. Tours begin at 11am and 2pm and last for about two hours. Tours on July 10, August 7, September 4, October 2 and November 6. Tickets for adults are $15, seniors 65 and older are $10 and students 6 to 18 years of age are $5 and children under six are free. Registration begins 30 minutes before departure. You can get more information at AAHSSCPA.org. I’m gonna say that again AAHSSCPA.org. Or again see the show notes at LancasterConnects.com for that link. We mentioned this when we talked to Mike Reynolds from the Lancaster Barnstormers you can sign up to become a volunteer usher at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Volunteer to be an usher at the Barnstormers games and earn money for the United Way of Lancaster. As an usher you will show fans to their seats, pretty simple and you will serve as a friendly face to the guests at the ballpark. And of course, you’re in the ballpark so you can take advantage of a Barnstormers game while volunteering. Each shift is approximately three hours long. And the Barnstormers will donate $20 to the United Way program of your choice for each shift. You can sign up to usher and you can get more information at LancasterBarnstormers.com. Again really cool way to visit the ballpark and see what the the team is doing. See all the neat things that the Clipper Magazine Stadium has to offer and help out a local charity at the same time. Love those sort of things.
Ben McClure 51:33
So once again, if your nonprofit or charitable organization, and you’ve got a good cause that we can promote, or that you’d like us to promote. You need people to volunteer their time just like the barnstormers told us about this opportunity to assure we’ll put the word out for you on our show. please get in touch via the contact form at LancasterConnects.com and remember this show is a podcast. You can listen and watch all the links are at LancasterConnects.com and don’t forget to like and share this video. Leave a comment and tell a friend about the show. Again, the more people that see our show, our humble show here in Lancaster, the more impact we can make.
Ben McClure 52:21
Last couple things. I mentioned the winners of our restaurant gift cards. Each episode we give away two $25 gift cards to local restaurants, great restaurants. We’re always out in the community and we’re driving past restaurants all the time so we stopped to pick up $25 gift cards so it’s not always the same restaurants each time. Restaurants from all over the Lancaster community. So this week’s winners are Jennifer Stohr and Richard Rainar. Again, they went to LancasterConnects.com. They submitted the contest entry form. Maybe they click to be part of the Lancaster Connects Community which means they are on the list to potentially be volunteers to some of the great community members or nonprofits and charitable organizations out there. But you don’t have to do that. You don’t have to click the community box to be entered into the contest. But again, LancasterConnects.com. You can enter to win one of two local restaurant gift cards on that website. So that’s a wrap. You know, hopefully enjoyed the solo episode. Next week will actually be another solo episode. It’s Jeff’s opportunity to return the favor to me. I will be out of town. Not on a motorcycle. Motorcycles are not my thing my wife tells me, so we’re taking the family up to Ithaca. We got to do some hiking up there and we got a place on the Cayuga Lake overlooking the lake. So kayaking and fishing. I’ll share some pictures from being up there but lots of hiking and waterfalls, and fun things to do in Ithaca. So I’m looking forward to getting out of town. But Jeff will hold down the fort next week. Again. Go to LancasterConnects.com. For all the links to the great things we highlighted this episode. I want to thank Mike Reynolds, from Lancaster Barnstormers for being on and talking about what they’re doing there at the stadium and all of the wonderful things with the ballpark in the community. And check out our food trucks. Check out all the events at Lancaster Connects community events and things going on at LancasterConnects.com. That’s a wrap. Thanks so much. Have a great afternoon.
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