Time to talk baseball - Lincoln baseball

Lincoln mayor's column
By: Peter Gilbert
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Not too long ago, our town was blessed when we found out that we would be the home for not one but two baseball teams.

First, the William Jessup college baseball team would make McBean Park their home field for the next 10 years. They recently completed their first year at McBean with a very successful season and have announced their commitment to the team by hiring a new coach. The future looks bright for their team and we are proud they chose McBean Park as their new home.

Second, the Lincoln Potters was reborn when Clifton Taylor and others stepped up and brought the team to life again. What a win for us! A wood bat team right in our town!

Many great improvements to the McBean Park stadium make the experience wonderful.

New artificial grass infield and a new natural grass outfield.

And a host of additional improvements that make the experience watching a game very enjoyable.

Some important points for all to consider.

  • You can purchase seats for your family for less than it costs to go to the movies.
  • You get live entertainment and a chance to cheer for your own home team.
  • Concession prices are less expensive then the movies.
  • It is a great family environment where you can meet your neighbors and friends.
  • Their special event nights make the experience enjoyable for everyone.
  • You will be watching a great group of baseball players currently in second place and headed to the playoffs! What a fabulous first year since the team was reborn.

Each of us should consider attending as a way to support our home town team - The Lincoln Potters.

Lois and I find that attending games are a fun experience. It is a super feeling you get when the umpire says “Play Ball!” right in your own home town.

Put a group together from your neighborhood or work, your church or service club, your friends or family ... you will have a great time.

It’s our team and its time for all of us to show our support. Go Potters!

Some thoughts about other happenings in Lincoln.

T J Maxx will be moving to the old Staples (between Target and Pet Smart) location to make room for a Sprout's Farmers Market.

Several new home builders are in the process of finalizing their plans with the city, and when completed, will break ground on new home developments in Village 1.

We continue to see businesses signing leases for space in our industrial area near our airport. There is a fast-shrinking inventory that may soon be gone. This will dictate the need for additional construction of industrial space.

That's all for now. Let’s get ready for school; it is right around the corner.


Peter Gilbert is the Lincoln mayor.