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Yankees' Double-A ballpark totally flooded after storm

TD Bank Ballpark -- home of the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate Somerset Patriots -- has “experienced massive flooding and is partially submerged” following the remnants of Hurricane Ida pounding the greater N.Y. area, according to Brianna Kudisch of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. No estimate was given as to how much rain accumulated at the Bridgewater, N.J., ballpark. Bridgewater Mayor Matt Moench said that the venue’s flooding is “due to the Raritan River overflowing, which is continuing its crest but should reach its peak in the afternoon.” Moench added that once the river recedes, the water level “will decrease and officials can make a final damage assessment” (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 9/3). The Patriots are "scheduled to return home Tuesday to open a six-game set," but those games "could be postponed or moved, depending on the extent of the damage" (N.Y. POST, 9/3).

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: The AP noted Yankees broadcaster John Sterling was "helped out of his flooding car by Spanish radio play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo" after Sterling "got stuck trying to drive home after a game." Sterling and Ricardo on Wednesday were at Yankee Stadium to call an away game taking place at Angel Stadium. Sterling's broadcast partner, Suzyn Waldman, called Ricardo as he was trying to find a route to his home in New Jersey and "told him that Sterling was stuck in his car ... just over the George Washington Bridge" (AP, 9/2). 

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