The overhaul of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) is proceeding apace, with a new moniker set to be unveiled Nov. 14 and renovations to PNC Field on schedule.
The team had settled on six finalists — Blast, Black Diamond Bears, Fireflies, RailRiders, Porcupines, Trolley Frogs — before leaving things to an open vote of fans. The final decision of those fans will unveiled at a Nov. 14 public event.
Meanwhile, the renovation of the team’s home, PNC Field, is proceeding according to schedule, and team officials say they’ll be ready to host baseball there again next season:
“We’re on time. On schedule. On budget. Life’s good,” said president/GM Rob Crain. “This is exactly what we were anticipating.”
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