Tag Archives: New York-Penn League

Talk of a new tenant in Sussex

The Advertiser-News, a weekly paper in Sussex County, has a follow-up article to the departure of the Sussex Skyhawks (a tip of the ol’ hat to Ballpark Biz). Those on the ballpark side of things are saying all the right things — hoping to get a team for 2011, considering independent and affiliated franchises, hoping

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America suffers an outbreak of wanderlust

Everyone’s hitting the road. Two of my co-workers leave tomorrow morning on a four-city baseball tour through the Midwest, while a friend of mine is off on a longer 10-day journey covering ballfields from Cleveland to Minneapolis to St. Louis. The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler is doing what I did nine years ago, even

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Last of the Expos

The fans in Washington have taken to the Nationals as everyone — outside of Peter Angelos — expected. You’ll even see some Expos caps in the crowd at RFK Stadium, as I did on Saturday, a sign that those who come out to the ballgame aren’t simply there because it’s the new fad in town.

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Skylands Park made for fans

July 25, 1999 Skylands Park is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams. Take the barn-style architecture, add the rolling hills and countryside, and throw in 32 eager, aspiring ballplayers wearing those classic – and classy – Cardinal uniforms, and people will come, Ray. I went to a town called Augusta Monday, just a little early, and

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Holy cow! It’s mini-Yankees

Shad Whiteley delivers a pitch. Second in a series. July 11, 1999 The Pittsfield (Mass.) Mets were in town Tuesday, so the Staten Island Yankees billed it as the “Subway Series of Tomorrow.” But how many of these players will actually make it to “The Show” and play against each other in a New York

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