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June 6, 2008 June 6, 2008

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Strong Traded for Alvarez, Perkins Released: The Long Island Ducks have traded OF Jamal Strong to the Camden Riversharks for P Abe Alvarez. Alvarez made a grand total of one relief appearance for Camden, while Strong had seemingly always wanted to go to Camden after originally signing there before the start of last season.

The plan was for Alvarez to stay in Camden’s bullpen, but there’s no word on what Long Island’s plans for him are as of yet.

Less surprising is Camden’s release of P Vince Perkins. The Canadian native’s last start was in Somerset, where he walked six and struck out two in just two innings of work. Overall, he was 0-1 with a 7.97 ERA.

Umpiring Again In Question: Last night’s game in Somerset, won by the Patriots by a score of 2-1, was marred by questionable decisions by the home plate umpire.

Southern Maryland’s Derrick DePriest was visibly upset about getting pinched late in the game, and Jason Richardson also did not get the benefit of some borderline calls.

The umpire, Bryan Childe, also ejected Somerset OF Michael Ryan in the Patriots dugout. Ryan was not playing in the game.

One fan reports that the umpire made an inappropriate gesture to the Patriots bench and may have engaged in profanity with fans behind the plate.

If they want to stick the word “Professional” in their name, the Atlantic League needs to make sure that more than the just the players act that way all the time.

McClaskey Leaves Game: Lancaster P Tim McClaskey left last night’s game after suffering symptoms of Guillan-Barre syndrome, writes Jason Guarente.

Guarente reports that the auto-immune disease will cause the pitcher to miss several weeks of action.


1. Anonymous - June 6, 2008

You mean all you guys don’t go to the games to see the umpires? LOL

2. Anonymous - June 7, 2008

Yeah, most umpires have the worse ego’s. They think that THEY are the game! Too many unfair “homey” calls, or “I always liked that player so I’ll give him the benefit” calls, and quick ejections helps to boast their ego’s. Can’t the league find better pros than these rookies?

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