Governor Opens Large Stadiums, Boulders Hopeful for Guidance Soon

The governor announced yesterday that the Buffalo Bills playoffs pilot program was a success. Sports and entertainment events in major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 or more will be able to re-open with limited spectators and COVID precautions starting February 23rd. The home of the New York Boulders, Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, has a capacity of just under 7,000, so it doesn’t qualify, but VP of Business Development Seth Cantor says the governor’s announcement is encouraging…

Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht is hopeful, if the stadium can be back in business this year, to have some improvements made, including replacing the dirt field with artificial turf…

The first venue to open under the new rules will be the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a February 23rd NBA game featuring the Nets against the Sacramento Kings.

Ramapo Looks to Buffalo Playoff Game as COVID Case Study for Future Boulders Games

The Buffalo Bills Saturday won their first playoff game in 25 years, and now move on to the next round hosting the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round this Saturday. Less than ten percent of Bills Stadium’s capacity was allowed to see Saturday’s Wild Card game in-person, the first time this season they’ve had fans in seats due to COVID. The Buffalo News says Erie County officials and the Buffalo Bills are still evaluating the “experiment.” Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht says if all goes well with their post-game COVID numbers, that could be a good omen for New York Boulders baseball games this spring at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona…

The Frontier League has teams in several other states including New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Canada, but has not yet announced how or if the 2021 season will be played.

Newest Boulders Pitcher: Raise the Short Porch Fence!

The New York Boulders’ newest pitcher is eager to get to the ballpark and get the season going. 24-year-old right-hander Chris Cepeda, who pitched for St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, says he’s familiar with and likes the Pomona stadium, but he’s not thrilled with the short porch in right field…

Cepeda logged 13 relief appearances for the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters in 2019. The Long Island native pitched three years for the STAC Spartans from 2017 to 2019 and compiled a 20-12 record with a 3.22 ERA.

New York Boulders Sign Former St. Thomas Aquinas College Pitcher

The New York Boulders announced the signing of Chris Cepeda, who pitched for St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill. The 24-year-old right-hander is expected to be a starter, after logging 13 relief appearances for the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters in 2019. The Long Island native pitched three years for the STAC Spartans from 2017 to 2019 and compiled a 20-12 record with a 3.22 ERA.

NY Boulders Manager Prepares for 2021 Season

The New York Boulders’ new manager held a Q&A session on Facebook last night. Despite the pandemic, TJ Stanton said he’s busy putting together the team for 2021, and the ballpark itself is a great draw for new players…

This would be Stanton’s first year managing the NY Boulders, who are hoping to get their inaugural season in the Frontier League started in 2021.

2015 North Rockland Graduate Added to NY Boulder’s Roster

A former North Rockland high school baseball star is looking to make his mark on the diamond in Pomona this spring, if the Frontier League gets going next season. The New York Boulders are expected to make their debut in the league since leaving the CanAm league earlier this year. 2015 North Rockland High School graduate and Stony Point resident Dan Wirchansky says he’s excited to be back home again to play with The New York Boulders…

The former first baseman and pitcher for Pace University is coming off Tommy John surgery, which he got as a precaution after getting various opinions from several doctors. He had brief stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers, though he never got to pitch for either team.

NY Boulders Add North Rockland Grad to Pitching Roster, 5 Others

The New York Boulders signed six new pitchers to the roster, including 2015 North Rockland High School graduate Dan Wirchansky. He went on to pitch for Pace University. He had brief stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers, though he never got to pitch for either team. He underwent Tommy John surgery and is expected to begin his comeback with the Boulders this spring.

High-Risk Winter High School Sports Delayed until January 4th

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has moved the start date for high-risk winter sports, including basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, to January 4th. The change was made to minimize risk and exposure to COVID-19. Low- and moderate-risk winter sports, including bowling, gymnastics, indoor track & field, skiing, and swimming & diving, can begin on November 30th.

NY Boulders Sign Six, Trade Infielder Richie Fecteau

The New York Boulders yesterday announced the signing of six players and the acquisition of a seventh in a trade, sending infielder Richie Fecteau to the Washington Wild Things, a member of the Frontier League, in exchange for 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Jake Dexter. The 26 year-old Fecteau played just one season with the Boulders, their last in the CanAm League in 2019.

The Steve Cohen Era Begins for The Mets

The Mets yesterday introduced their new owner, 64-year-old hedge-fund king Steve Cohen. The lifelong Mets fan said he’ll leave the responsibility of running the team to the baseball people with baseball experience…

That audio courtesy of MLB.com. Cohen said he wants to bring a title back to Queens in at most, five years, anything less would be disappointing.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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