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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

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   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 Pants with a clinging marmoset on his 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 and the Respective Punishments 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.

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