Repairs to PNC Field playing surface underway

Bruney, Robertson and a post-season bullpen
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Remember all those games Triple-A Scranton had postponed this summer because of a problem with the PNC Field drainage system? Well, as Chad Jennings reports, Lackawanna County has stepped up and awarded a $1.1M contract to Sports Construction Group to replace the playing surface at the park. The work must be complete by Oct. 24th because of the weather, and you can even watch the work at SWB’s site. Riveting stuff.

In the end, something had to be done to solve the problem. Attendance has increased since the Yanks have come to town, so obviously the city wants to maintain the relationship. For the Yanks, it’s a matter of convienence, as Ben pointed out last month. Now you don’t have to worry about some hotshot prospect breaking an ankle on a bad playing surface, unless the contractor screws up. Always a possibility.

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  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Now you don’t have to worry about some hotshot prospect breaking an ankle on a bad playing surface, unless the contractor screws up. Always a possibility.

    Who’s doing the job? Spatafore Construction, Fernandez Paving, and Aprile Roofing? Do me a favor… doublecheck the work.

    • The Lodge

      Creeping Fescue sleeps with the Fishes.

  • The Lodge

    So – it looks like 1.1 Million will get you a new drainage system and replace the playing surface. Kinda funny – the field is basically on the top of a ‘mountain’ – you’d think it would be easy to get the drainage right. I guess they rushed through the drainage system installation previously (maybe for that reason?)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Kinda funny – the field is basically on the top of a ‘mountain’…

      … and there’s going to be flutes playing, and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises.

      And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside, and YOU WON’T BE INVITED!

      • The Lodge

        Kei Igawa = Vixen?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WppcSY4SsSk barry

      you mean, at the bottom of a mountain?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WppcSY4SsSk barry

    its not really a city its the counties

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