Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Yankees’ minor league affiliate starts brush fire with postgame fireworks display

The Scranton Times Tribune reports that the blaze started after fireworks landed on some dry brush in a field just beyond the stadium, which we probably could have surmised on our own. They did add that the fire was contained to just one acre of land which means local firefighters reacted quickly and did a good job knocking it down.

It sounds as though conditions were conducive to brush fires as typically spring does bring warmer temperatures and drier weather. In fact, local meteorologist Mike Pigott noted that Scranton’s relative humidity was 17 percent, only five percent higher than that of Phoenix, Az.

That didn’t stop the RailRiders from going on with the show on Saturday, though it probably should have. Regardless, it sounds like the whole ordeal will alter their approach to fireworks shows in some way going forward, and may even lead them to cancelling such events.

They put the “fire” in “fireworks”.

Gamingboy Posted: April 07, 2013 at 06:11 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: irony, minor leagues, scranton, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. ntr RdP Posted: April 07, 2013 at 08:42 AM (#4406544)
I think the Fire Marshall will alter their approach to fireworks.
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: April 07, 2013 at 08:46 AM (#4406546)
Next week, the promo is disco demolition night. What could go wrong?
   3. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:12 AM (#4406555)
I can't figure out how to make a Great White joke about this. I think my mind is slipping.

Edit: Hopefully the team advertised the game as being "Great White Night."
   4. TerpNats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4406556)
Well, at least it was contained...otherwise, the Empire State Yankees might have made an encore, with more games in Syracuse and Rochester.
   5. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:18 AM (#4406559)
Jeter starts bush fires on a nightly basis.
   6. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:27 AM (#4406565)
Jeter starts bush fires on a nightly basis.


Jenna Bush was apparently fine with the fire after she received her gift basket.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 07, 2013 at 10:52 AM (#4406611)
It's too bad the Bush sisters never dated the Grucci brothers.
   8. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:57 PM (#4406673)
Next week, the promo is disco demolition night.

Followed by Nickel Beer Night?
   9. villageidiom Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4406802)
Followed by Nickel Beer Night?
Nickel Beer, Glass Bottle, and Grenade Night.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogJack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall | MLB.com
(55 - 12:50am, Dec 11)
Last: The Ghost of Logan Schafer

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(332 - 12:49am, Dec 11)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(378 - 12:49am, Dec 11)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogAlan Trammell worthy of Cooperstown call
(44 - 12:36am, Dec 11)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogOTP 04 December 2017: Baseball group accused of ‘united front’ tactics
(1727 - 12:17am, Dec 11)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(299 - 12:15am, Dec 11)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Giancarlo Stanton Trade Shines a Light on the Sad Difference Between the Mets and Yankees
(27 - 11:53pm, Dec 10)
Last: Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(316 - 10:45pm, Dec 10)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogYankees in talks on Giancarlo Stanton trade
(183 - 10:38pm, Dec 10)
Last: kwarren

NewsblogShohei Ohtani’s Value Has No Precedent | FiveThirtyEight
(26 - 10:34pm, Dec 10)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogShohei Ohtani agrees to deal with Angels | Los Angeles Angels
(59 - 9:37pm, Dec 10)
Last: PreservedFish

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot
(18 - 8:37pm, Dec 10)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogRosenthal: He’s 53 and hasn’t played in the majors since 2005, but Rafael Palmeiro is eyeing a comeback, and redemption – The Athletic
(94 - 8:07pm, Dec 10)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(1895 - 7:03pm, Dec 10)
Last: don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(288 - 1:16pm, Dec 10)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

Page rendered in 0.2803 seconds
47 querie(s) executed