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Darryl on hand at SWB Yankees festival

This release from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees:

3rd Annual Spring Fest at PNC Field April 4th
2009 Individual game tickets go on sale, former baseball great Darryl Strawberry on hand to sign autographs

Moosic, PA – Spring officially begins on March 20th but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are thinking summer and are more than ready for warmer temperatures, longer days and a brand new baseball season. 
The Yankees will host their third annual Spring Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, giving fans a chance to purchase single-game tickets, meet a former Yankee and get a “taste” of the new concessions at PNC Field.
Spring Fest will provide guests with the opportunity to meet former Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry, who will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Darryl Strawberry was one of the most feared sluggers in the game, known for his prodigious home runs and his intimidating presence in the batter’s box with his 6-foot-6 frame and his long, looping swing.  During his 17-year career, he helped lead the New York Mets to one World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships in 1996, 1998, 1999.
In addition to the box office opening and Strawberry’s appearance, fans will be treated to a behind the scenes look at the Yankees beautiful locker room, photos with CHAMP, fun in the Frontier Fan Zone and an exciting sneak peak into Legends Hospitality Management’s new concession menus as well as the latest merchandise items in the Team Store.
“It’s been a long, cold winter and I know our fans can’t wait to experience a sure sign of spring and warmer weather – Yankees baseball,” Yankees’ President Kristen Rose said. “We are excited about the upcoming season, especially the new and improved food options Legends Hospitality Management will be providing.”
Individual game tickets will also be available online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 570-693-4100.

Sunshine at Yankee Stadium

Hello again everyone from Yankee Stadium, where the weatherman couldn’t have been more wrong about today. It’s an absolutely gorgeous day and I had almost forgot what sunlight felt like. It’s been a long time since Tampa.

Once in a while it’s good to get out on the field and watch batting practice, just to be humbled by the raw power these guys have. Alex Rodriguez hit three balls in a row on top of the netting covering Monument Park, and to watch how fluid his swing is, he made it look absolutely effortless. It’s just amazing to see that pure talent flow.

One person not watching BP today is Joe Girardi, who’s still confined to his office with an upper respiratory infection that apparently is fighting all medications known to man. I’m sure he’s feeling awful about it, but since this is probably the last chance I’ll get to say this … Girardi is now at the 60% attendance mark in his first week on the new job.

Rob Thomson has the reins for a second consecutive day as Andy Pettitte makes his 2008 debut. In a corresponding roster move, Jonathan Albaladejo – hours after throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings – will make his way up to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (who neither play in Scranton nor Wilkes-Barre, mind you. The stadium is in Moosic, Pa.).

Pettitte blanks ’em in the first. Enjoy the game, everyone.

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