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Scranton Yankees

We left Cooperstown, New York before 1 PM and began our drive south to Scranton, Pennsylvania. We arrived in the Scranton metro area at 4 PM and checked into the Days Inn in suburban Dunmore, Pennsylvania. There, we got a couple hours of rest before the evening’s ballgame.

At 6 PM we made the short drive to PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania. PNC Field is the home of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. No offense to Wilkes-Barre, but I’ll refer to this team as the Scranton Yankees.

The Scranton Yankees play in the International League, which is class AAA ball. On this night, Scranton was hosting the Columbus Clippers at 7 PM.

It was not raining when we arrived and took our seats, but the tarp was on the infield and the game was officially delayed. The forecast for the night was not good, but the weather seemed good enough to me to get an inning or two in before the coming storm arrived. The team executives disagreed. They had access to the radar view of the big storm that was coming toward us and they didn’t want to bother starting play. So we sat and waited.

About 10 minutes after the game was supposed to have started, a mist began to fall. Then a driving rain poured down upon us. Within minutes, the public address announcer told us that the game was postponed. Since we’d leave town in the morning and we wouldn’t be back here again, we gave our rain checks to some local fans before we filed out of the ballpark. We returned to the Days Inn in Dunmore, Pennsylvania and we were done for the day.