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August 26, 2007 August 26, 2007

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Former Barnstormer makes good (Ashmore photo)

Patterson Wins Fan Favorite Award: Former Lancaster P Scott Patterson was the only player not on the front step of the dugout when the Double-A Trenton Thunder were announcing their end of season awards.

So imagine his surprise when he was named the Hamilton Jewelers Fan Favorite award winner for the 2007 season. Team staffers point out that besides his 0.91 ERA, Patterson can always be found signing autographs for fans, and is easily recognizable because of his height.

Patterson won a watch valued at $1,000 and also gets to take part in the tradition of signing a bat that’s been signed by every winner of the award in the franchise’s 14 year history. Past winners include World Series MVP David Eckstein and current Yankees folk hero Shelley Duncan.

Strong Reaction To Taylor Signing: And it isn’t a positive one. Barnstormers fans are pretty outraged at what’s happened, and you can check out what the word on the street is over at Jason Guarente’s blog.

Suffice it to say, Reggie Taylor is not a very popular man and the Long Island Ducks are not a very popular team over there right now.

Who Said This: “I would like to see him get manager of the year.”

Click here to find out. Who said it and who he said it about might surprise you…

Patriots Card Contest Ends Friday: Don’t forget to keep sending your submissions for the 2007 Somerset Patriots card set giveaway. The contest ends on 8/31/07.

Send your guess to how many Yankees I’ve interviewed in my career to mashmore98 @ gmail.com, and the person who makes the closest guess wins the set.

It’s based on the number of Yankees I’ve talked to when I started the contest, so my recent addition of Gary Sheffield doesn’t count. – Mike Ashmore


1. tteski - August 26, 2007

Why would Reggie Taylor want to go back to the Barnstormers this year since they’re probably not going to make the playoffs? These guys bounce from league to league to make money so wouldn’t you want to go with a team that will see some post season play?

2. Roadwarriorfan - August 26, 2007

Jeff Scott should be manager of the year, executive of the year, clubhouse manager of the year, and pitching coach of the year. He has been with the Road Warriors a total of 3 seasons now and has done a terrific job.

Unfortunatley, Chuckerd I wasn’t able to get to the game on Saturday night. Great to see the RW getting a standing ovation. Last year on the final game of the season in Lancaster, the Road Warriors all came out of the dugout and tipped their hats and got a standing ovation there as well, that was great to see. We close out the season again in Lancaster, which will likely be the last Road Warrior game for a while (never say the Road Warriors will permanatley go away in the AL) so that might happen again.

3. BoosterBabe - August 26, 2007

I can’t seem to find it in the Online version of the CT Post, but Mike, your comments regarding the Offerman/Beech incident were quoted in a fabulous article today by the CT Post’s columnist, Chris Elsberry. (Whose writing, by the way, I love. Chris has made me laugh and cry more times than any other sports columnist, with the possible exception of Frank Deford….who was a personal friend of my parents).

I’m giving my copy to Matt in case he didn’t see it, but if you want me to snail mail you a photo copy of the article, email me with your info and I’ll drop it in the mail.

4. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 26, 2007

Yeah, I’d definitely like to see that if I can’t dig it up online…a paper copy might be interesting to see as well.

I’m just curious to see what was quoted.

5. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 26, 2007

Did a quick search on the CT Post site and couldn’t find it.

I’ll shoot you an e-mail, or vice versa. Thanks for the heads up.

6. BoosterBabe - August 26, 2007

Hey Mike…check your email….I’ll try to fax at work to my email address…if it works, I can email the pdf to you tomorrow.
Fingers crossed!

7. AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com - August 26, 2007

Done and done. Gracias.

8. chuckerd58 - August 26, 2007

Terrific article on Jeff Scott and the Road Warriors. They really do play hard and are very competitive.It will be sad not to see the Red and Grey next year. But,the way this league is,we may see them again someday.

9. Fausto Gabon - August 27, 2007

Lost this in the rest of the League news, and don’t know if you’ve commented, about the playoffs:

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs has announced the following Schedule for its 2007 Playoffs.

Division Series
Divisional Series (north and south divisions, best of three) will begin on Tuesday, September 18, 2007.

Newark Bears (1st half Champions) will host the 2nd half Champions in game 1 at Newark and then the second half champions will host Newark in game 2(and game 3 if necessary).

The Second half Champions will host 1st half Champions Camden Riversharks in game 1 and then travel to Camden for game 2 (and 3, if necessary).

Championship Series
The Championship Series is set to begin in the home of the Southern Division Champions on Friday, September 21, 2007 and Saturday, September 22, 2007(games 1 and 2) and continue in the home of the Northern Division Champion on Sunday, September 23, 2007. If necessary (Games 4 and 5), will be played on Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25, 2007 in the home of the Northern Division Champions.

Joe Klein
Executive Director

Do you remember another club opting out of game 2-3 in the division series?

10. Angel - June 24, 2008

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