While I’m flying to Cleveland to meet up with the replenished Yankees, we’re going to start this day with a letter and an announcement from a good friend of the blog, Ron, who’s arranged some of the LoHud Yankees Blog outings in the past and is organizing another for late this month. Here are the details. I’m going to do my best to be there. Hope a lot of you can come out to my old stomping grounds in NEPA.
As always, a huge thanks to Ron. Here’s his invitation…
For those interested, I’m happy to again organize the LoHud Yankees Blog group outing for 2011 to see a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game later this summer at PNC Field, just off I-81 in Moosic, PA. In 2008 and 2009 we had over 80 blog readers, family and friends attend the outing each year. I think those who attended would agree it was a great time! I was late getting organized in 2010 and we were unable to get together.
The 2011 LoHud Yankees Blog outing will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM when the SWB Yankees will take on the Syracuse Chiefs, AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals. There will also be post-game fireworks that night, which from much personal experience I can say are very good. For those interested, the series with Syracuse is part of a four-game homestand beginning Friday at 7:05 PM through Monday at 7:05 PM including a 1:05 PM Sunday start. You can contact the SWB Yankees box office at (570) 969-BALL (2255) for additional tickets.
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 venue for this year’s outing will be the Third Base Party Box. The cost per person — including game ticket and all you can eat hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, soda, water, beans/pasta salad and an SWB Yankees cap and program — is approximately $32 – $35.
At this point I’m uncertain if Chad Jennings will be able to attend, but hopefully he can join us.
I’d ask anyone interested in the outing to e-mail me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at email@example.com with number of tickets you’re interested in. I’ll invoice those interested through PayPal which has worked well in the past.
In prior years, a number of people from New York, New Jersey, Maryland and even Virginia came to the outing. Later, via e-mail, I’ll provide driving directions and links to hotels and restaurants in the area for those attending.
Thanks to Chad for posting this.