Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Journey to the Island (no, not that one)

Last night, Brent Nycz of The Bronx Block and I decided to take it down a few notches and headed out to Staten Island to catch the Staten Island Yankees in action.

The Staten Island ferry offers some excellent views of the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline.

Richmond County Bank Stadium (or whatever it's called) is probably the smallest minor league venue I have ever been to--and that's saying something because Syracuse is pretty small as well.

We had great seats--an amazing view and right behind the scouts, so I could peak at the guns to see what the other pitchers were hitting.

The starter for the Hudson Valley Renegades, sat around 91-93, struck out nine over six, walked two and allowed one run on two hits.

Ah, there we go, Richmond County Bank.

Can you tell who's starting for the Staten Island Yankees? No? Well, believe it or not, it was Jonathan Albaladejo.

The view was amazing.

The tickets were a bit expensive for a minor league game, but it was certainly worth it. My only regret is that we did not get to see Pat Venditte--the switch-pitcher--in action.

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