Staten Island Yankees

This Thursday, August 3rd, the Staten Island Yankees will be celebrating Pride Night at the Richmond County Ballpark.

The Holidays are known to many as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. The cold, frisk air seems a little less harsh, and a warm, fuzzy feeling fills the air. And then panic sets in once you realize Christmas is only 17 days away, Hanukkah has already started, the Winter Solstice is in 14 days, and Kwanzaa is in 18 days! That’s a lot of gifts to get for your loved ones… And you have not even started. But, fear not, This Way on Bay has got your back with our list of 12 Last Minute Gifts You can Find on the North Shore, you’re welcome in advanced.

Thanks to YouTuber, Daniel Kurish, we can watch a Staten Island Yankees game at Richmond County Ballpark in 47 seconds. His video “Staten Island Timelapse” features an entire Staten Island Yankees game, complete with a cameo from a gorgeous Manhattan skyline, in just under a minute. It’s really pretty cool.

In this video, 1495 Sports interviews Staten Island Yankees outfielder Jeff Hendrix about life in the minor leagues, how he got this far, and what it means to play for the New York Yankees organization.

George R.R. Martin on Staten Island

Staten Island is the real life Westeros, and we now know this for sure because “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin is making a trip here to catch one of our fabled Staten Island Yankees baseball matches.

Beginning this weekend Saturday, July 18th, and running every weekend until Labor Day, The Staten Island Yankees presents Staten Island BeachFest 2015. This 8 weekend long festival will take place at FIVE Staten Island locations simultaneously with free events, giveaways, art shows, music, vendors, rides and more.

View From The New York Wheel

If you’ve been curious what it might be like to ride on board the planned New York Wheel, you’re in luck. Youtuber, Scott Grella, sent a drone up in the location where the “observation wheel” will be constructed in the near future.

Back in 2008, a video of pitcher Pat Venditte, then a member of the Staten Island Yankees went viral. Now, it’s not every day that a video of a class A minor league pitcher goes viral, but Venditte has a talent that’s truly novel.

Currently the team has no infielders, two outfielders, one catcher, 5 pitchers listed as officially on the roster. While the team should be proud to see so many of its players from 2014 move on up to higher levels, it leaves what was once a perennial powerhouse in a very peculiar situation.

Not content just fielding Staten Island’s lone professional sports team, the Staten Island Yankees are looking to expand their stadium to be something more.