The uniform was modern in appearance — scarlet jersey, Columbia blue lettering and numbers. A nondescript logo. “COLONIALS” it said on front.One of those kids’ travel teams, we were told. Headed toward the old ballpark with the famous open-air dugouts on Florida’s Atlantic coast where so many memories were made.
But if you squinted from concourse level at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida, and let your mind wander — not as much as at the Field of Dreams in Iowa, but just a little — you could see the baseball ghosts playing pepper on the field below: Robinson, Campanella, Snider, Koufax, Pee Wee Reese.