This message brought to you by our good friend Ron.
If enough people are interested, I’m willing to organize the third LoHud Yankees Blog group outing for a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game this spring/summer at PNC Field, just off I-81 in Moosic, PA. Last year we had over 80 blog readers, family and friends attend the outing. I think everyone would agree it was a great time!
For those who are unfamiliar, PNC Field is about 60 miles from Binghamton, 100 miles from Newark, 110 miles from Philadelphia, 120 miles from NYC and 130 miles from State College.
Group outing venue availability to reserve an area for a weekend date is quickly filling up. A basic package would cost about $30 providing each person a game ticket, all the food you can eat (hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, pasta salad, cole slaw, baked beans, cookies), soda, water and an SWB Yankees cap or program. Adult beverages are also available at extra cost.
Group reservations for a private area require a group of at least 50. The available dates are as follows:
Sunday, 5/16, 1:05, Charlotte Knights
Sunday, 6/13, 5:05, Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, 7/17, 7:05, Toledo Mud Hens
Please note a few things. At this point, Chad Jennings and Sam Borden hope to attend the outing. I want to be sure everyone, especially the out of town travelers, know that the 6/13 date is a Sunday 5:05 start.
Reserving a hospitality area requires commitment to purchase all 50 tickets which I am willing to do but only if it seems enough people are interested in having the outing. I’d ask anyone interested to e-mail me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date(s) best for them and number of tickets they would want. Once I seem to have a consensus I’ll e-mail those interested before I reserve a date and direct everyone how payment can be made. The past two years I sent those attending an invoice through PayPal and that seemed to work well for everyone.
In the past, a number of people from New York, New Jersey, Maryland and even Virginia came to the outing. Later I’ll provide driving directions and links to hotels and restaurants in the area for those attending.
Thanks to Chad and Sam for posting this.