The Staten Island Yankees, a Short A affiliate of the New York Yankees, play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, seating 7,171. St. George is the town on Staten Island where the ballpark was built in 2001. It is a nice ballpark to watch a baseball game with an outstanding view beyond the outfield fences. You can see the New York City skyline, Statue of Liberty, harbor traffic, and New Jersey skyline. Today the weather was cloudy, gray, and misting most of the early innings, so the view wasn't as great as it would be on a clear day. The Yankees were playing the Brooklyn Cyclones, their crossbay rivals. The Cyclones won 4-3. The box score was Cyclones R-4, H-8, E-1 and Yankees R-3, H-2, E-1. The Cyclones starter had control problems in the early innings, but the Yankees were not able to get any runs across. The first 2 innings took almost an hour. After playing in the heavy mist during the bottom of the second inning the Cyclones pitcher threw three pitches against the backstop screen. The umpire called for the tarp. About 5 minutes later the mist stopped and the tarp was pulled and the field worked on, so we had about a 20 minute mist delay. The field lines are RF-318', RC-364', CF-390', LC-389', and LF-322'. The mascot is Scooter the Holy Cow. The New York City fireboat put on a water show during the game. Attendance was 6,661, many who left early in the game during the heavy mist. It is easy to get to the ballpark from New York City, take the 1 or 9 subway to South Ferry (end of the line), then board the Staten Island Ferry (free) to Staten Island, and walk about 3 blocks to the ballpark.
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