From the Majors to the Minors, it all matters

Who: Staten Island Yankees

What: Staten Island Yankees versus Brooklyn Cyclones

Where: Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St George, Staten Island, New York

When: Early September 2018

The Yankees have one of the highest ranked farm systems in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman has made it clear that this major league team’s future success depends on that factor more than it does on bringing in high-priced free agents in the prime (or after the prime) of their career.

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Post(season)script

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.

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A Staten Island State of Mind

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.

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