Then & now: PNC Field in Moosic, Pa.
Once upon a time, there was a ballpark in Moosic, Pa. called Lackawanna County Stadium that was home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.
I remember when it looked kind of like this:
I think these postcards are from the early to mid-1990s, but they aren’t dated.
I haven’t been to the ballpark since 2006, the last year that the Red Barons existed as the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. My dad and I went for the opening day / Easter weekend series between the Red Barons and the Norfolk Tides. We used to try to get to a game between the two teams during the summers when I was out of school, but the last time I remember doing that was right around the time Bobby Valentine got the call to replace Dallas Green as the manager of the New York Mets.
Since 2007, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team has been affiliated with the New York Yankees. This year, they played without a home ballpark as major renovations were being made at PNC Field. Saturday, my friend Fred sent me this photo of the worksite.
If I get back there in 2013, I know I wouldn’t recognize a thing besides the view beyond the outfield wall.