Just got this message from Ron, who’s still working to organize this year’s blog outing to PNC Field in Scranton.
If people are still interested, I’d like to try to organize the third LoHud Yankees Blog group outing for a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game later this summer at PNC Field, just off I-81 in Moosic, PA. I tried a few months ago but it didn’t work out and unfortunately haven’t been able to get back to it. 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.
The group outing venues this year at PNC Field are much more limited than in the past which contributed to the difficulty earlier this year.
Unfortunately, the weekend group outing spots are sold out for the season, but there are weekend, home game dates at which we can get a block of seats along with the all you can eat food plan. The good news is the cost would be only $18 to $20 per person rather than the $30 we’ve paid in the past. The all you can eat food plan includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, soda, water and an SWB Yankees cap and program. Adult beverages are also available at extra cost.
Group seating requires at least 20 people but is basically unlimited beyond that. The available dates are as follows:
Saturday, 7/17, 7:05, Toledo Mud Hens (Promotion Night)
Sunday, 7/18, 1:05, Toledo Mud Hens
Saturday, 7/31, 7:05 Syracuse Chiefs (Promotion Night)
Sunday, 8/1, 5:05, Syracuse Chiefs
Saturday, 8/28, 7:05, Buffalo Bisons (Promotion Night)
Sunday, 8/29, 5:05, Buffalo Bisons
Saturday, 9/4, 7:05, Pawtucket Red Sox (Promotion Night)
At this point I don’t know if Chad Jennings and/or Sam Borden would be able to attend.
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.