A food fight is set for Friday, when the Staten Island Yankees and Vermont Lake Monsters will take the field as the Pizza Rats and Maple Kings, respectively. The two Short Season A New York-Penn League squads will face off at Staten Island’s Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.
Earlier this year, the Yankees announced that they would use the Pizza Rats identity for five home games during the 2018 season. The Lake Monsters also created a food-inspired alternate identity, revealing the Maple Kings branding that would be used for a home game in August.
After receiving a challenge from the Maple Kings, the Pizza Rats will suit up once more on August 31 for an exclusive and final time this season in a Food Fight for the ages.
The reprise of the Pizza Rats comes after unfortunate weather conditions caused only three of the five intended games to be played.
In addition to both teams wearing their jerseys designed by Brandiose, fans can purchase new special menu options that include maple bacon pizza and a short-stack of pancakes.
The game will not only impact each team’s standings in the New York Penn-League, but will also be a battle for food. Both teams have waged a bet that the losing team must feed the front office staff of the winner.
If the Vermont Maple Kings win, they will be provided pizza for lunch, courtesy of the Staten Island Yankees. However, if the Staten Island Pizza Rats win, they will be provided pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, courtesy of the Vermont Lake Monsters.
Pizza Rats image courtesy Staten Island Yankees. Maple Kings image courtesy Vermont Lake Monsters.