Friday, January 6, 2012

Bloom of the Day

Drop Dead Red
Shakespeare could not have foreseen where or how strife between White Rose and Red Rose loyalists would break out again. It happen in 1906 on a minor-league baseball diamond in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Red Rose City. In their first game ever against the White Roses of York, Pennsylvania's White Rose City, Lancaster's Red Roses won 9 - 4. This rivalry lasted until 1961. No one ever tried to merge the clubs in a 'York and Lancaster' hybrid with bi color uniforms, although a Susquehanna Valley rugby-football club with members from both cities was organized in 2000 as the York & Lancaster Roses. The sister team for women plays as the York & Lancaster Thorns.