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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Match Game '10

I needed a little dose of springtime, and there's no better place to get that than a ballpark.

The clean up at Lackawanna County Stadium was in high gear when I dropped by early Thursday morning.  The place was filled with workers, power washing the stands, chipping away the loose concrete so it could be patched, and fixing broken seats.

The stadium has green seats in the lower deck, and orange in the upper.  The broken seats have been replaced with blue.

It's no secret that this is an aging stadium.  This season will be the 22nd.  The park is showing its age  It's also no secret that we're stuck with this stadium for a while.  There's no money to build a new one.  In these lean economic times, that's understandable.

Seats break.  They've taken a lot of wear and tear over the past two decades.  It happens.  Unfortunately, the mis-matched colors make the stadium appear shabbier than it has to be.

When the seats are filled, the color is irrelevant.  The problem is, the Yankees have had a problem filling the seats the last couple years.

On the bright side, the new grass sure looks great.  The home opener is April 8th.