It was a tremendous night for baseball as more than 100 RAA members, family and friends converged on Trenton's Riverfront Stadium on June 21st to watch the New York Yankees' AA minor league team, the Trenton Thunder, take on the Binghamton (NY) Mets.
When Thunder third baseman Chris Malec hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning to give Trenton the lead, the Rutgers crowd roared its approval, along with the other 7,700 fans at Riverfront Stadium, the largest crowd of the season. The Thunder went on to beat Binghamton 3-2.
The ballplayers, however, proved to be only part of the evening's allure. The off-the-field antics of Boomer and Strike, the Trenton Thunder mascots, and of Chase, the retrieving bat and ball dog, kept fans laughing throughout the game. There was even a little "R-U, R-U" cheering going on between our section and another group of RU Alum$ in a luxury box.
When it ended, everyone agreed it had been a fantastic evening – capped by huge fireworks display. It was also another feather in the cap of the RAA Member Services Committee, which planned the event.