Just saw this press release. Seems like a great idea:
The Trenton Thunder, the Class AA affiliate of the New York Yankees, will host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Class AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees, in a special pre-season exhibition game at Waterfront Park in Trenton on April 1 at 7:05 PM.
Tickets to this event will go on sale by phone, 609-394-3300, and online at www.trentonthunder.com starting Monday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets will be the same as regular season Thunder games with seats in the Club and Pavilion Sections at $10 for adults and $9 for seniors (60+) and children (5-12). Terrace Sections will be $6 for adults and $5 for seniors (60+) and children (5-12).
This game will give fans the chance to see the top levels of the Yankees Minor League system while reuniting players from last seasonâ€™s Eastern League Championship Thunder team who have moved on to the AAA level. The there will be a pre-game ceremony on the field to honor the members of the 2007 EL Championship Thunder team. The Waterfront Park gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:00 p.m. for the general public.
“This should really be a special night for Thunder and Yankee fans,â€ said Thunder General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Brad Taylor. â€œGetting the players from last yearâ€™s team together again for this game will be a thrill. Itâ€™s not too often we get guys to come back after theyâ€™ve moved on, so this gives fans a chance to see them united in Trenton one more time.â€
â€œThis game with the Thunder will showcase all the talent in the Yankee farm system,â€ said Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Executive Vice President / COO Jeremy Ruby. â€œThis will really be a memorable night for the baseball fans in New York, Scranton and New Jersey.â€
â€œThis game will give the Thunder fans a great chance to honor so many of the players that made the 2007 season so memorable. The 2007 Thunder was a special group of very talented young men,â€ said New York Yankee Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations Mark Newman.