The Yankees said, as the 2016 season came to an end, that they were targeting pitching for the coming season and that particularly strengthening their bullpen was their big target. As Spring Training approaches, it would seem that they have failed to even come close to meeting either of those two inter-related targets.
Who: Staten Island Yankees versus West Virginia Black Bears
What: Game 2 (of 3) of the New York-Penn League Championship Series
Where: The Ballpark at St George, Staten Island New York
When: September 15th 2015
Sometimes it all comes down to this but it’s not over until Scooter the Holy Cow does the last dance in the middle of the ninth and the last fly ball is caught. But you know it has to end.
Where: The Ballpark at St George, Staten Island, New York
When: 3rd September 2015
What: Tri-City Valleycats vs Staten Island Yankees
The current season’s issue of “Playball!”, the Staten Island Yankees’ matchday programme shows photos of several former SI Yanks who have made it to the minors. There have been more than the 8 listed there (I recall one, Jason Anderson – there may have been others) but the truth is not many. Contrary to its probable intention, it got me reflecting during the game on how hard it is for these young men to make it to the top in their chosen sporting career. Or truth be told, anywhere near the top.