Yankees Look to Bring Home the Bacon; Fry it up in a Pan

"Friendly" wager between General Managers will have one serving as a bat boy

By MLB.com | April 3, 2008 7:03 AM

Moosic, PA - There will be more than just wins and losses on the line when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs meet 16 times during the 2008 season. The general managers of each franchise, Jeremy Ruby of the Yankees and Kurt Landes of the IronPigs have made a friendly wager on the season series between the two clubs that will see the losing GM serve as a bat boy at the winning GM's stadium.

The losing GM will put in a full day's work as a bat boy for the winning GM's team in the final game of the season series at the winning team's home park. Lehigh Valley's eighth and final regular season game at PNC Field is slated for Friday, August 23rd. On the off chance the season series is not decided until the final game between the teams, the losing GM will serve as the bat boy at the winning team's final home game.

"The Yankees are planning on bringing home the bacon," said Yankees Executive Vice President Jeremy Ruby. "It's a great way to kick off the rivalry between the two teams. Plus it's going to be a lot of fun watching Landes wearing a Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees uniform and going to work at PNC Field."

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fans can root for the Yankees and eat like a pig while watching the Yankees win the season series with the "Rivals Package" at PNC Field. Three games vs. the IronPigs, Thursday, April 3rd, Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 23rd featuring PNC Field's "Champion's Plan" all you can eat buffet. Fans will get a ticket to the game, a special "Rivalry" T-shirt not available anywhere else and all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken sandwiches plus all you can drink soda and water.

The Yankees are currently selling full season, half season and partial season ticket plans as well as Champions Plans for the 2008 season. Please call 570-969-2255 for more information.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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