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Aberdeen IronBirds in New York

Being the relatively broke Baltimore Orioles fan living in New York City that I am, I just have to check out the O’s Single-A New York-Penn League affiliate, the Aberdeen IronBirds, when they come to town.

Here are a few amateurish shots that stood out from the awful ones, taken at a pair of recent games. The Staten Island Yankees are evil by association, but they play in a beautiful ballpark that’s literally a two-minute walk from a free Staten Island Ferry ride from Manhattan. Takes you right by the Statue of Liberty. Watch out for aggressive tourists wielding fancy cameras. Tickets are $14.

The Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets farm club, play right off the beach in Coney Island. Take the F train down early and get some swimming, sun, sand & original Nathan’s hot dogs. Tickets are $16.

Fow what it’s worth, the IronBirds whacked a franchise record four home runs to build a 7-2 lead in the game I saw at Staten Island. With a toddler dozing on my shoulder, I had to leave with the outcome apparently in hand, but those dastardly pinstripers in diapers rallied to prevail 8-7.

At Brooklyn, the IronBirds were down 3-1 entering the seventh, but scored three times to take the lead. The Cyclones tied it with two down in the bottom of the ninth, but Aberdeen won it in 12 to snap Brooklyn’s winning streak at 10.

6/28 @ Staten Island - Richard D'Oleo demonstrates a good eye

6/28 @ Staten Island - Richard D'Oleo demonstrates a good eye

At Staten Island 6/28 - pitcher Nick Haughian with his back turned after a foul ball

At Staten Island 6/28 - pitcher Nick Haughian with his back turned after a foul ball

7/8 @ Brooklyn - Tyler Sexton delivers a pitch that John Servidio whacked over the fence

7/8 @ Brooklyn - Tyler Sexton delivers a pitch that John Servidio whacked over the fence

7/8 @ Brooklyn - Ken Moreland (34) & Arthur Bonevacia

7/8 @ Brooklyn - Ken Moreland (34) & Arthur Bonevacia

3B Levi Carolus & SS Garabez Rosa in Brooklyn 7/8

3B Levi Carolus & SS Garabez Rosa in Brooklyn 7/8

Jason Rook leads off first after singling home a 7th inning run

Jason Rook leads off first after singling home a 7th inning run

Garabez Rosa - 90 feet from scoring the tying run

Garabez Rosa - 90 feet from scoring the tying run

Some Coney Island scenery as Tyler Sexton delivers a pitch

Some Coney Island scenery as Tyler Sexton delivers a pitch

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3 Responses to “Aberdeen IronBirds in New York”

  1. Excellent work!

  2. Always enjoy the Urban Shocker Weblog. Sounds like a good road trip to Staten Island. Aberdeen is my hometown and I am always interested in seeing how the Ironbirds do. I now live near Zanesville, Ohio, and a Zanesville boy played for the Ironbirds a few years ago, Chase Phillips, I believe.

  3. Fantastic photos!


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