Published: Friday, July 20, 2007
NOTEBOOK From Eastwood Field
Long day: The Staten Island baseball team had a noon checkout from their hotel rooms on Thursday. They had planned to spend a couple of hours at the Eastwood Mall then go to the field to warm up and take batting practice. But because of weather conditions most of the day, the tarp wasn't taken off Eastwood Field until 6 p.m. The Yankees ended up spending well over three hours sitting in the visitors clubhouse.
TV game: Thursday's game was supposed to be one of five that was tape delayed for television by Fox Sports 17/62 with Chad Krispinsky handling the play-by-play. The station will carry two more Scrappers games, one on Aug. 3 against Williamsport and the last one on Aug. 8 against Brooklyn. YSU assistant baseball coach Kyle Sobecki did the color commentary on Thursday's game.
Close race: Scrappers infielder Todd Martin held a one point lead over Staten Island's Justin Snyder in the league's batting average race going into Thursday's games. Martin was hitting .391 and Snyder was at .390.