The Yankees’ Double-A affiliate is no longer underwater.
The Somerset Patriots’ TD Bank Ballpark, which was slammed by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday night and left flooded by a sea of water on Thursday, looked more like a baseball field on Friday in a dramatic turnaround.
“The Somerset Patriots organization, and the Kalafer family, have been truly touched by the outpouring of support and concern following Tropical Storm Ida’s unprecedented impact on our region,” co-chairmen Jonathan and Josh Kalafer said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation this storm has caused for so many.
“We count our blessings that our families, and those of our team, are all safe. The flood waters have receded and work is already underway getting our field ready to ‘play ball’ and finish the season.”
Somerset outfielder Isiah Gilliam on Thursday tweeted that the team “lost everything,” noting that all of the players and coaches’ cars were also underwater at the stadium in Bridgewater Township, N.J.
The Patriots are currently on a road trip but are scheduled to return to TD Bank Ballpark for a six-game homestand on Tuesday.