May 25, 2007 May 25, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Atlantic League Suggestion Box: As you well know, officials from each team and the league read this website on a daily basis. Rather than have me shove my own opinion down your throat, here’s a good opportunity to make some suggestions about what you’d like to see the Atlantic League improve on. What frustrates you the most? What do you like the most?
Leave it in the comments section…
Because It Would Have Been Too Obvious If He Went To France: Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News is reporting that Somerset Patriots OF Anton French has left the team to play in Mexico.
French led the team in strikeouts at the time of his departure, but left after what was probably his best game as a Patriot.
Since nobody’s using it anymore, I will now use French’s old entrance music (T-Pain and Yung Joc’s “Buy You A Drank”) every time I enter the press box.
SomerStuff: Dunleavy also writes in his blog that the team has signed INF Alan Zinter. Zinter, who turned 39 six days ago, was the first round draft pick of the Mets in 1989.
Zinter is somewhat famous for finally reaching the big leagues in 2002 after playing in 1,414 minor league games. He played for the Astros in 2002 and then more successfully for the Diamondbacks in 2004, but is still only a .167 career MLB hitter with three home runs and nine RBI.
In all, he’s played in 1,728 minor league games and brings 13 seasons of Triple-A time.
Zinter is believed to be the oldest player to suit up for the Patriots since Luis Lopez played for the team in 2004 after celebrating a birthday on September 1, 1964 — which would have made him around 39 1/2 at the time of his last game.
Lopez Leaving: Luis Lopez (no, not the Patriots guy), we hardly knew ye. The Riversharks infielder has left for Mexico, but his roster spot will be filled by Milko Jaramillo, who was originally slated for Bridgeport. – Mike Ashmore