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August 31, 2005

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Bichette Happens? Not in Somerset: Team officials finally put the rumors to rest, saying that Dante Bichette will not be coming to Somerset. A call to officials in Nashua has yet to be returned.

Bears Sign One, Release One: The Newark Bears have signed P Dave Farren, who was drafted in the 7th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 1999…the same round in which former Long Island Duck Mike Dzurilla was taken by the Cubs. Anyway, Farren never advanced past A ball in his five years with the Orioles organization. To fit Farren onto the roster, they released P Manny Bermudez.

Kuilan Gone: Confirming what I had posted earlier, Bluefish C Hector Kuilan has infact left the team to pursue a World Cup spot. Rich Elliott of The Connecticut Post also reports that OF Chris Latham has also left the team to play for team USA.

World Cup Update: The Press of Atlantic City reports that Eduardo Villacis did not leave for a World Cup spot and instead left for personal reasons.

What’s interesting about this whole thing is that while the Surf have suspended their guys and gone out of their way to essentially scold them for their actions, the Bridgeport Bluefish are sending out press releases congratulating their guys for being picked.

Invisible Man: You can’t find stats on someone who doesn’t exist, and such was the case when looking for stuff on “Fernando Desque” who was listed as the Surf’s new pitcher on the league’s website. He’s actually P Fernando De La Cruz. De La Cruz has reportedly hit 101 on the gun before, and typically hits the 97-98 range. Sound good? Well…here’s the rub. I’ve seen this guy pitch before in Double-A. His stats when I saw him? 5 games, 8.1 IP, 0-1-1, 8.64 ERA. I wasn’t his biggest fan when he was in Trenton, and that’s an understatement.

He has experience in the Red Sox, Angels, Red Sox and Rockies organizations and has also pitched in Japan.

10Q Update: Interviews with Patriots P Tim Christman and Ducks OF Justin Davies are now in the can. There are going to be a lot of interviews posted in the off-season, and these will be among them.

Worst. Day. Ever: So we go to NYC where I get dripped on by an air conditioner unit for a half hour, get into a car accident on the way to the stadium and I get nothing done upon arriving at said stadium. I then see Shane Heams throw six innings of no-hit ball, but get taken out in the 7th and the first batter that the reliever faced gets a hit. I’m the idiot who starts thinking about no-hitters in the 2nd and 3rd inning, and the only one I’ve ever seen in person remains Joe Gannon’s effort last year. I then look at the weather forecast and see that my much anticipated trip to Shea Stadium to see Pedro Martinez pitch will be washed away by what will essentially amount to death clouds. Awesome. – Mike Ashmore



1. Erik Mann - August 2, 2006

another great blog from you guys. i’d point you to mine but it isn’t yet the way I’d like it. i do have a website that I think is cool, kind of almost about martial arts

2. Erik Mann - August 11, 2006

great post, i’ll come visit again soon…erik

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