Saturday, October 07, 2006

Forgotten Angels in the Outfield

In South Daytona, Florida, the local baseball field was built on top of Pine Ridge Cemetery, burial place of the town's black settlers. And, yes, they built it Poltergeist-style: remove the stones, but leave the bodies.

Putting a monument at James Street Park would be a nice gesture, baseball Coach [P.J.] Warner said, but it could upset some parents and kids.

It didn't sit well with Waves player Kyle Marsh, 10.

"We're playing on dead people?" he asked with a crossed brow.

But Warner doesn't believe the fields are haunted. Over the years, his league has had nothing but luck, winning many major tournaments and even state championships.

"Maybe they're looking over us," Warner said. [Link]

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