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V-Rod Stops Streaking: In a game that featured a George Sandel longball (!!!), the hitting streak of Bears INF Victor Rodriguez came to an end. He went 0-for-4, and actually ended up making the last out of the game. The closest he came to a hit was in the 7th, with LF Larry Barnes making a shoestring catch on a line drive.

Conti To Camden: The Camden Riversharks have signed OF Jason Conti to a contract. He has big league time with the Diamondbacks, Brewers, Devil Rays and Rangers. He was a part of the trade that sent P Nick Bierbrodt to Tampa Bay as well.

Road Warriors Moves: The team has signed OF Brian Jarosinski to a contract. Jarosinski played his college ball for Maryland. Also, the team has lost P Rob Corrado to the Surf, as they’ve “recalled” him from the road.

Rumor Mill Starts Spinning: Word on the street is that two Major League outfielders who played in the show this season could be on their way to the Atlantic League. I’d personally be surprised if it happened, as these are two new names (i.e. not Ruben Sierra again) but I’ve seen crazier things happen.

Patriots Card Contest: The contest ends on 8/24, make sure you get your entry in today. The winner receives a free set of 2006 Somerset Patriots cards. For contest details and the trivia question you need to answer, check out past pages of this site or go to MikeAshmore.com and find the article with the question.

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1. Anonymous - August 16, 2006

Rangers beat writer T.R. Sullivan made mention of Juan Gone and the Ducks in his blog. And Scott Stanchek’s interview was quoted.

2. Anonymous - August 17, 2006

mike,i heard a rumor the atl is looking to put a team in montreal and albany ny.any truth?

b-fish fan

3. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 17, 2006

Actually, from what I saw of it, Ryan Dunleavy’s article was linked…didn’t see anything of Scott’s or myself.

That’s a good job by him.

-M-

4. Anonymous - August 17, 2006

Montreal I think is the Can-Am League, I don’t know about Albany, NY. I know York and Southern Maryland. Their is talk about Bergen, NJ; Nassau, NY; and Leominster, MA.

5. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 17, 2006

Montreal is definitely Can-Am League…hadn’t heard about Albany, although I vaguely remember that coming up a loooooong time ago with an AL official.

Bergen, Nassau, South MD and York are the four I’ve heard of for sure…the Massachusetts one was floating around, but I think the city is still TBD from what I’ve been told.

-M-

6. KenD - August 17, 2006

Would some of the talk of new cities involve franchise movement versus expansion? The league has three low/no attendance franchises now, RW’s, Bears and Surf (and maybe BB’s) Obviously the terms of their leases would play a major part.

7. Anonymous - August 17, 2006

Albany has been terrible in support (or lack thereof) of professional baseball in recent years. In addition,the Tri City Valley Cats of the NY Penn League play in nearby Troy, NY in a new stadium on a college campus.

What is “breakeven” attendance for an Atlantic League team. I would think that 3,000 a game is okay. Somerset, Lnacaster and Long Island get great attendance, I can’t imagine this could be a realistic goal for league average.

8. Anonymous - August 17, 2006

Since all the teams are owned by the same few guys, there is TONS of ‘profit sharing’. If Lancaster is pulling in 5,000 a night and another team is getting 2,000 a night, the league doesn’t care because that is 3,500 average. There is NO way that York will average 5,000 people like Lancaster, but since they are owned by the same guy, and since they share employees, it doesn’t matter.

9. Sumosid - August 17, 2006

I just purchased a game used Newark Bears road jersey (I finally found a size 54 game used jersey!) and I am curious to find out who had previously worn it. I checked all the obvious websites for an All-Time Roster to no avail. Can anybody provide some help? Thanks!

10. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 18, 2006

Any idea what year it’s from?

-M-

11. Sumosid - August 19, 2006

It’s a grey jersey with a Newark in purple lettering. It’s #40. I’m not sure of the year. Thanks.

12. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 19, 2006

The only Newark #40 that comes to mind for me is…I think…Danny Clyburn.

-M-


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