• Yankees 2012 Triple-A Team To Be Nomads

    Posted by on August 19th, 2011 · Comments (7)

    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.

    Comments on Yankees 2012 Triple-A Team To Be Nomads

    1. August 19th, 2011 | 10:43 pm

      Staten Island would be a dream. It’s really a gorgeous ballpark and I’ve definitely enjoyed watching the SI Yanks there the last three years.

      Also, call-ups would be ridiculously simple and quick. I would almost predict sell-outs every game.

    2. Raf
      August 19th, 2011 | 11:17 pm

      I’d dig the SWB Yankees playing @ SI. Logistically, it makes the most sense.

      I’m curious to see how they resolve this issue.

    3. August 20th, 2011 | 9:02 am

      Off Topic – Just wanted to give you all a heads-up. I’m going to be super busy next week and don’t expect to be blogging much. (Something has to give and WW is it.) I will set up “Water Coolers” each day for you to use and talk about the Yankees.

    4. Corey Italiano
      August 20th, 2011 | 12:12 pm

      I’d love for them to play in SI. SWB is too far for me to see the AAA Yanks, but SI is right there.

    5. August 20th, 2011 | 12:28 pm

      The only issue with S.I. is the size of the ballpark. The capacity there is 7,000 whereas a typical AAA park is around 10K. But, then again, the Yankees are all about creating supply and demand situations and then jacking up the ticket prices to make up for the lack of seats.

    6. JeremyM
      August 20th, 2011 | 1:50 pm

      Send them to Omaha, we just built a beautiful new baseball stadium for two weeks of the College World Series and not much else.

    7. 77yankees
      August 20th, 2011 | 2:32 pm

      Nice idea, but you know the M.T. suits will ruin it by trying to price gouge it out of reality.

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