Let the game (and the season) begin

On the heels of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s recent announcement of its 2012-2013 season, Music Director Daniel Meyer will throw the first pitch at the Asheville Tourists game on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Read on for ASO season information and an entertaining example of sports-meets-classical-music courtesy of Peter Schickele. (Pictured: ASO’s principal violist, Kara Poorbaugh, who performs Vaughan Williams’ “Flos Campi” on April 20, 2013. Photo by Michael Morel)

Getaway: Video of the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field

Sometimes you just need a little Getaway — not a big-to-do, not a major trip, just a little escape. Here’s the next video in our Xpress Getaway series: the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field. Since 1924, there’s been baseball at McCormick, and everyone from Lou Gehrig to Jackie Robinson, and from Willie Stargell to Cal Ripkin Jr. has played in this historic park.