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New York-Penn League Championship Series, Game 1 - September 12, 2006

These pictures were taken with my Fujifilm Finepix S9000 digital camera at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, New York, on September 12, 2006. The Tri-City ValleyCats were hosting the Staten Island Yankees in Game 1 of the best-of-3 New York-Penn League Championship Series.

Images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but many are available either in full size or cropped from the 3488x2616 originals, or in half size by clicking on the links after the captions.


Mo's Southern Style Bar-B-Q in Troy - the site of our excellent pre-game dinner. [1744x1308]

All of the Stedler division mascots were at the Joe to cheer on the 'Cats. This is Canaligator from Lowell. [1744x1308]

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Yankee introductions. [1744x1308]

The Staten Island Yankees. [1744x1308]

There goes Southpaw.

Another guest mascot - Champ from the Vermont Lake Monsters.

And the Oneonta Tiger, who might be named Sam.

And of course Sammy Baseball is here too. [1744x1308]

All lined up for the anthem. [3488x2616]

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The young national anthem singer. He can REALLY sing.

ValleyCats starter Bryan Hallberg. [Closer]

Yankees leadoff hitter Seth Fortenberry. [Closer]

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Wilmer Pino coming up, with Mitch Hilligoss on deck. [1744x1308]

Pino. [Closer]

Hilligoss. [Closer]

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Yankees starter Ian Kennedy. [Closer]

Greg Buchanan. [1744x1308]

Eric Taylor bats in the first. [3488x2616]

Kyle Larsen. [Closer]

Colin Curtis. [Closer]

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Kevin Smith bats. [1744x1308]



Francisco Cervelli bats next. [Closer]

Chris Kunda. [1744x1308]

Wilkins DeLaRosa.

The tiger is on the dugout. [Closer]

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Looks like his back is out.. [1744x1308]

Jordan Parraz rounds the bases after his second-inning home run gives the ValleyCats a 1-0 lead. [3488x2616]

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Max Sapp. [Closer]

Sammy Baseball. [Closer]

Jimmy Van Ostrand. [Closer]

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Van Ostrand on second with a double. [Closer]

Justin Tellam tries to drive him in.

Van Ostrand on second. [Closer]

And Tellam drives him in with a single. [Closer]

Chris Johnson. [Closer]

We Want Pizza.

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Nick Moresi. [1744x1308]

Tellam is still on first. [Closer]

Moresi flies out to center. [Closer]

Polin Trinidad on to pitch. [Closer]

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Mascot tug-of-war. [Closer]

Mascot dance contest. [Closer]



Of course, the great hot dog race. [Closer]

As usual, something bad happens to relish.

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Now in the 5th, Chris Johnson leads off third while Nick Moresi bats. [Closer]

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Moresi struck out - Buchanan is up. [Closer]

Now, a mascot race. [1744x1308]

Southpaw has a hamstring problem. [1744x1308]

And the tiger wins it. [1744x1308]

And Southpaw gets attacked by silly string. [Closer]

The ValleyCats threaten in the sixth. Tim Torres at second, Jordan Parraz at first. [Closer]

Sammy wants something big from Max Sapp. [1744x1308]

But Sapp struck out.. [Closer]

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The singing kid is back for God Bless America. [Closer]

And the seventh inning stretch. [3488x2616]

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Cesar Mayora on for the 'Cats. [Closer]

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Victor Garate now on to pitch. [Closer]

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Mark Melancon is on to close it for the Yankees. [Closer]

He will face NY-Penn offensive leader Jordan Parraz.

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The ValleyCats go in order and the Yankees win, 3-2. [Closer]
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