August 26, 2007 August 26, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
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