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Ducks DVD Review: I got my copy of the Ducks 2004 Championship DVD today, and I was impressed from the second I opened the package. I was expecting either a slim cardboard case or a CD jewel case, but it came in a nice standard DVD case. The disc was also nice, it didn’t just have a cheap looking label on it or anything.

If I had any complaints at all about the DVD, which ran about 35 minutes long, it would be that there wasn’t necessarily enough game footage. However, when you keep in mind that AL teams don’t exactly have a lot of places to get said footage from, that’s all right. Mike Pfaff and company really did an excellent job considering what they had to work with. I can’t believe this thing was a giveaway, either!

Chris King does an excellent job hosting the program, which is to be expected considering his work filling in on FSNY’s Islanders broadcasts when he’s not calling their games on the radio. The program features well produced interviews with Bill Pulsipher, Justin Davies, Don McCormack, Dave LaPoint, Bud Harrelson and Frank Boulton. Getting Pulsipher was an especially nice touch, as he’s still a pretty big name player in that area.

Justin Davies sure had a nice run in that championship series, so it was nice to see the footage from that for the first time. My personal favorite moment is when they show Mick Foley giving a double clothesline to two members of the hot dog race. Those guys get abso-freaking-lutely demolished, I replayed that part.

I’d highly recommend the Ducks DVD to any Atlantic League fan, but you’re not prying my hands off of my copy. To get yours, follow this link and you can pick one up.

Former Duck In Prison: Former Ducks infielder Pete Rose, Jr., who I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about, was sentenced to one month in jail and another five months of home detention yesterday.

Rose pled guilty to distributing a drug that can be used as a steroid to his teammates in the Reds organization. Rose used the drug as a sleep aid.

Bears To Get National Coverage: If you want to see ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith scream like a madman, you can tune into his show any time. If you want to see him learn how to take batting practice, you should tune in tonight at 11PM on ESPN2. Smith talks to Jack Santora, Nick Maness and Chris Jones about the issue of the “juiced ball.”

Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith is usually filmed right across the street from Madison Square Garden in New York City. I went to a taping before a Rangers game, and Magic Johnson was the guest. Sadly, there was no screaming from Smith, which is kind of like the disappointment I felt from Rickey Henderson when he wouldn’t go third person on me during our interview.

Camden Signs Three: See, now it looks like Camden is trying to win. They signed former big league players today; INF Cleatus Davidson, OF Pedro Swann and P Jose Nunez.

Davidson has extensive experience in the Twins organization, where I first saw him play with Double-A New Britain a few years back. Davidson reached the big leagues with Minnesota in 1999.

Pedro “Stop Looking At Me” Swann played with Braves in 2000, Blue Jays in 2002 and Orioles in 2003. With that said, he has just 25 games of big league experience, although he did hit one Major League longball with Baltimore in 2003.

Can’t beat a Billy Madison reference, by the way…

As for Nunez, the lefty reliever appeared in 62 big league games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in 2001. He played just one more Major League game in 2002 for San Diego. – Mike Ashmore

Surf Moving?: I’ve received a few emails on this so I’ll post it: The Atlantic City Surf are reporting that not only is there a possibility that the Surf be sold, but move to a new location. Here’s the link: click here.

The Surf don’t have the best stadium, in fact, a lot of players don’t like playing there. You never like to see teams move from their original location; however, if it means that they will draw more fans then I’m all for it. I don’t know enough about the situation to go in depth about it, but the Surf haven’t played a home game yet and it will be interesting to see the fan reaction when they do.

Here’s last year’s attendance: ATLANTIC CITY, 129,158; BRIDGEPORT, 197,337; CAMDEN, 266,794; LANCASTER, 378,310; LONG ISLAND, 429,218; NASHUA, 87,645; NEWARK, 178,818; SOMERSET, 365,146; TOTAL ATTENDANCE — 2,032,626; PLAYOFF ATTENDANCE (9 GAMES) — 27,135; ALL-STAR GAME AT ATLANTIC CITY — 5,914. – Scott Stanchak.

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1. Anonymous - May 2, 2006

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2. Jeff - May 2, 2006

I really dislike the scheduling, where you play three games, and everybody is off for 2 days. For Camden, they’ll play 5 more, and then have 2 more off days. It’s like starting the season over again.

3. Jeff - May 2, 2006

Camden has added three players with prior MLB baseball experience:

Cleatus Davidson Minnesota 22 ab
Pedro Swann Atl 4 ab
Tor 13 ab
Baltimore 8 ab

Jose Nunez Dodgers
Padres 63 games

Nunez has a 4-2 major league record.


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