Via Donnie Collins -
Baseball America is reporting that, while renovations on PNC Field are conducted next season, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will play their home games away from Moosic.
The report says that the International League has tentatively approved the team’s plan to play away from PNC Field next season.
The league said six locations are being considered, but those sites weren’t disclosed.
Common sense would indicate that Alliance Bank Park in Syracuse, Coca-Cola Park in Allentown and the Yankees’ Class A park in Staten Island would be on that list. But as of now, it’s looking like the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area will be without professional baseball in 2012.
Heck, let them play at Yankee Stadium. No issues when the Yankees are on the road. And, if the Yankees are at home that day, have the Triple-A team play before or after the big boys, like a day-night double-header. And, only charge the same ticket prices that you would have charged in Scranton. Do that, and, people will show up.
And, if the two-a-days are too complex, then use the field on Staten Island those days. Heck, no one is using it in April and May.
Shoot, talk to Newark about using their ballpark. No one goes there any more.
It would be nice if the Yankees came up with something creative here.