The Trenton Thunder will hold their annual “Welcome North” open house event on Tuesday afternoon, April 5th. The event offers fans their first chance to meet the 2016 team before the Eastern League season opens on Thursday.
The Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, will offer tours of the ballpark from 3-5 p.m. and there will be a player autograph session from approximately 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The concession stands will be open, offering free hot dogs and sodas through the event.
When I caught up with my friend Bart last week for our final Newark Bears game of the season, he gave me copies of a couple of photos that he took at Trenton during the Binghamton Mets final trip in for the season.
Today’s “Minor League Mondays” feature will look at the 1998 Trenton Thunder team set.
From 1995-2002, the Trenton Thunder were the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The team moved to Trenton in 1994 and spent one season affiliated with the Detroit Tigers. Since 2003, they have been affiliated with the New York Yankees.
I had planned to watch the Binghamton Mets play the Trenton Thunder today. Of course, when I woke up this morning it was still raining. Despite being something of a pessimist by nature, I held out hope that the rain would stop by gametime.
When I left from Rahway train station, it was chilly, dreary and drizzling.