Wednesday, July 14, 2010
You can't blame it all on an old stadium.
It now seems like they're doing you a favor by allowing you to come through the gates.
Let's look at who's at the top, Allentown and Louisville. Allentown still has the novelty of a new team and a new stadium. I've seen the park. It's very nice. Louisville has a rich baseball tradition. Columbus is in third place. There's a fairly new stadium there.
If memory serves, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the smallest metropolitan area in the International League. I don't expect the massive numbers of the early days, but we should be doing a lot better. Hey, the Yankees are in first place! We all love a winner.
A new stadium would help. It's not the entire answer. The team has to show the fans some love.
This is the icing on the cake, and it perfectly illustrates the issues in Moosic. I called the team president yesterday morning to try to get an interview on the passing of N.Y. Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner. My call was was promptly returned, which was a bit of a surprise. I was told the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees would have no comment. Everything would have to come out of New York.
All someone had to do was say something like "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Steinbrenner family. He always wanted what was best for Yankees' fans and the game of baseball."
Is it that hard to show you care?
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