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Hurricane Harvey causes Bees to play Texas series in New Britain

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Due to Hurricane Harvey, the New Britain Bees are playing the Sugar Land Skeeters at New Britain Stadium this week. (WFSB) Due to Hurricane Harvey, the New Britain Bees are playing the Sugar Land Skeeters at New Britain Stadium this week. (WFSB)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

Hurricane Harvey has forced two minor league baseball teams to play their four-game series in Connecticut. 

Due to the storm, the New Britain Bees (21-27, 47-71) will play the Sugar Land Skeeters (23-26, 53-66) at New Britain Stadium on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be a doubleheader on Tuesday. 

It starts right when you walk through the gates at the stadium where the tickets are free, but the Bees are asking fans to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help with Harvey relief.

Many of the Skeeters are from the devastated area, including pitcher Zech Zinicola, whose home is under four feet of water, but somehow, he is still keeping a positive attitude.

“Not the best situation but my family's safe, our dogs are safe, we'll pick up the pieces from there they're safe they're on higher ground they're with family so...the house can be put together at a later date as long as everybody else is fine,” Zinicola said.

The Skeeters have written “H-Town” on their hats to honor Houston, and all of the storm victims admit they are playing with heavy hearts, but all of the Skeeters players are very appreciative of the Bees generosity.

The Sugar Land Skeeters will be the home team even though the games are at New Britain Stadium. 

The game schedule is as follows: 

  • Monday, August 28th at Sugar Land: 4:05 P.M.
  • Tuesday, August 29th at Sugar Land: Doubleheader (Game 1 at 12:05 P.M.)
  • Wednesday, August 30th at Sugar Land: 12:05 P.M.

The Bees are asking their fans to text HARVEY to 90999 to donate to the American Red Cross relief fund. 

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