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January 10, 2008 – Matt Hirsh Talks January 11, 2008

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Hirsh Talks About Rockies Opportunity: As promised, I caught up with former York Revolution P Matt Hirsh and asked him about his latest opportunity with the Colorado Rockies, with whom he’ll be attending spring training. Here’s what he had to say…

“I’m really excited to get the opportunity to get back into affiliated ball,” Hirsh said.

“I’ve been working hard in the off-season with a different style of training, which I think will help me tremendously this upcoming season. I learned a lot from my time in the Atlantic League. As I’ve said before the competition is definitely a cut above what I’ve faced before and it helped me learn how to be a better pitcher. The Atlantic League definitely made me step up my game and thats something that I can take with me into spring training this year and hopefully earn me a roster spot.”

Matt gained a lot of fans through his “Ask The New Guy” segment that he did here on AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com, so make sure you guys root for him to stick with the Rockies organization this spring. Keep up date with what he’s doing over at hirshbrothers.com

Ambrosini To Try Out With Brewers: Jason Guarente reports that Dominick Ambrosini has been invited to a tryout with the Milwaukee Brewers. Ambrosini has spent time in the league with both Lancaster and Long Island.

Revs Announce Tryout Plans: (PR) The York Revolution announced today that they will hold open tryouts for the 2008 season on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m.-noon at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

Participants must be a high school graduate of at least 18 years of age, and should provide their career statistics. Players must report to Sovereign Bank Stadium at 8 a.m. for registration, and bring their own wooden bat and baseball gloves. All attendees will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team, and will receive an Under Armour T-shirt.

The open tryouts will be directed by York Revolution coaches Ryan Minor and Tippy Martinez and Head of Baseball Operations Adam Gladstone.

A $45 fee will be charged to tryout, with all proceeds benefiting a local York charity.

“This is a great opportunity for the coaching staff to see the quality of ballplayers in York and the surrounding area,” said Adam Gladstone, Head of Baseball Operations.

Hall of Fame Update: A few of you asked how Bridgeport manager Tommy John and Somerset alum Tim Raines did in the Hall of Fame voting.

John picked up 29.1 percent of the votes, while Raines did the best of those on the ballot for the first time, collecting 24.3 percent. 75 percent is required for election. – Mike Ashmore

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