After a strange year, it was an even stranger New York Comic Con on Oct. 7-10. Strange isn’t always a bad thing, though – I myself am strange and unusual. The Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan wasn’t as crowded this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it was simultaneously weird and delightful […]
From a press release: This holiday season, Lackawanna County and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce are asking foodies and everyday restaurant patrons to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” at their favorite public places. From Nov. 25 through Jan. 1, they will encourage residents to take photos of their favorite food or drink at a […]
Nine pitches, nine strikes, three outs… the immaculate inning. On April 18, 1964, Sandy Koufax threw his third perfect inning, the most by any pitcher. That is until Aug. 26, 2021 when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale took the mound against the Minnesota Twins to record his third immaculate inning, tying the Hall of […]
Ahoy, matey! Since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted to the Majors, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive standout Hoy Jun Park has continued to produce results, as seen here at PNC Park last weekend. The lefty is hitting .235 in 51 at bats with one home run, five RBIs, and four runs on 12 […]
Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]
Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]
It was opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ alter ego “Vejigantes” at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, June 17. Taking the name from a character in Puerto Rican folklore, the team played the game in these colorful uniforms as part “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup,” a “season-long event series specifically designed to […]
Today, Hoy Jun Park was named the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Catch him at PNC Field while you still can. Here are some photos of him taken on May 27 when the team won against the Buffalo Bisons. Congrats, Hoy!
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell 5-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field today. Chris Gittens gave it his all with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Here he is on May 11 swinging for the fences. The Yankees are definitely watching this guy!
Professional baseball returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania tonight with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ first home game in 613 days. Miguel Andujar’s bat brought a double and a single in the fourth inning where SWB scored six runs. Pitcher Deivi Garcia was lights out with seven strikeouts through five scoreless innings. The team ended up shutting out the […]