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January 22, 2008 January 22, 2008

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Bears Nab Mr. Jones: The Newark Bears have a new hitting coach. The team signed Ryan Jones, who has experience playing in the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres organizations.

Jones also has three-years experience with the Camden Riversharks, where he was an All-Star.

The 33-year-old replaces Lipso Nava, who left to coach the San Francisco Giants’ Single-A club.

York In The Market For Players: Jim Seip of the York Daily Record is reporting that Peter Bergeron may return to the York Revolution. He also says the club could bring back Matt Dryer, Nate Espy, Rayner Bautista, Keoni DeRenne, Jason Aspito and Justin Singleton.

He also says that the Washington Post is reporting that the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs expect to sign former Road Warriors outfielder Steven Doetsch and first baseman Ian Bladergroen. – Scott Stanchak

Bridgeport Greenfish: Looks like the Bridgeport Bluefish will be cleaning up the Atlantic League in 2008. Well, at least they’ll be cleaning up Harbor Yard in a different way. Here’s a press release…

Hackensack, N.J., January 21, 2008 – The Bridgeport Bluefish, the Atlantic League baseball team of Bridgeport, Conn., are swimming towards a cleaner environment with the adoption of the award-winning Greening the Cleaning® program from the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®.

Greening the Cleaning® means eliminating to the greatest extent possible, all cleaning agents containing hazardous ingredients and replacing them with naturally-derived ingredients with the least level of toxicity. One hundred percent of all profits from the institutional products go to the Environmental Center for supporting education and research to identify, control and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially, pediatric cancer, and other health problems with our children.

“Our Greening the Cleaning® program makes a difference not just in the indoor environment, but in the way we think about the environment around us. We applaud the Bluefish for taking this important step to make a greener, brighter future.,” said Deirdre Imus, founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology. The Environmental Center is part of Hackensack University Medical Center, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in New Jersey, where the program originated.

The Bridgeport Bluefish join more than 300 businesses, schools healthcare facilities and government agencies that have adopted the program since its inception in 2001. Greening the Cleaning® products are used throughout the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

Mary-Jane Foster, an owner and the CEO of the Bluefish said, “We are proud to join the ranks of those who are going green. We’ve assessed the cost and benefits which clearly will save us time and money, trained our employees, and we are all very pleased with the results. Especially gratifying is the knowledge that by doing good, we are doing well for the Bluefish, Bridgeport, the environment and the charities that the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center supports.”

Inspired by the award-winning institutional program, the Greening the Cleaning® household line is available in stores nationwide, as well as from Imus Ranch Foods. One hundred percent of all profits go to the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit.

Unlike most cleaning products sold today, Greening the Cleaning® products list all ingredients right on the label. These products are made from natural or naturally-derived ingredients, are readily biodegradable, and contain no phosphates, and no known or suspected human carcinogens, mutagens and teratogens.

Ms. Imus is also co-founder and co-director of The Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, an authentic 4,000 acre working cattle ranch in northern New Mexico, which provides the experience of the American cowboy to children suffering from cancer and various blood diseases, as well as to children who have lost a brother or sister to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). – MA

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