Four Play and Really Big Ships
Harbor Park in Norfolk, the only IL stadium in the league where you can see a ship as long as the right field wall
SWB YANKEES GAME NOTES – June 3rd
6-3 SWB Yankees Game Notes
A REALLY HUGE SHIP…
There usually is something pretty unique about any ballpark that you travel to through out the season. Somplaces you may have to look a little harder than in others. At PNC Field it is a great backdrop at the base of a mountain. In Norfolk it is Harbor Park’s location on the Elizabeth River that is its calling card. I can think of only one other place that had this type of shipping activity that was visable from the stadium was in Thunder Bay, Ontario at Port Arthur Stadium. The ballpark there is dropped into a lumber mill and port area. Not hard to believe that baseball in that setting did not last too long. But, it did make for a decent view if you’re into seeing some seriously big ships.
FOUR GAMES IN A DAY…
With a double header on Saturday night, a make up of a make up thanks to the rain on Friday, and the double header on Sunday afternoon, the Yankees and the Tides will play four games in under 24 hours. SWB and Norfolk had a 6:17 PM first pitch for game one of the DH on Friday and with a 1:15 PM scheduled first pitch on Sunday, if everything goes according to schedule the teams should finish before 6:17 PM four four regulation games in a 24 hour period….And you thought 144 on the road was tough.
COMINGS AND GOINGS…
Matt Antonelli has been placed on the 7-Day DL retroactive to June 1st. Taking over for Antonelli on the Yankees active roster is Yadil Mujica who has had a couple of different stints with SWB this season. Mujica has played in 11 games with the Yankees this season and has a .300 average (9-30) with 0HR and 1RBI. In 21 games with Trenton Mujica was hitting .258 (17-56) with 0HR and 5RBI.