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Riversharks Lose Two: Good thing Jason Guarente is reporting it, because I guess Camden chose not to let anyone know…C/1B Jason Phillips has been signed by the Atlanta Braves and sent to Triple-A Richmond, while P Ryan Drese has been signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and sent to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Guarente also writes that P Kevin Mannix was signed and activated by the Riversharks as well.

Barnstormers Add Herr: Guarente also writes that the Barnstormers have signed OF Jordan Herr. Herr, a college junior, is the son of former manager Tom Herr.

Bearity: The Newark Bears will be hosting The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium on June 28th and 29th.

I spoke to Newark’s Event Marketing Manager and Relay for Life team captain Stephanie Rosman about the event, who played a big role in bringing the event to the ballpark for the first time.

According to Stephanie, the Bears have raised over $1,500 for the event, and will be utilizing various areas of the ballpark to have various displays and multimedia showings to commemorate those affected by cancer.

A slideshow of those lost to cancer will be shown on the team’s video board, and there will also be what’s called a Ceremony of Hope, in which family members place luminaria — glowing bags — on the ground to honor a lost family member or friend.

The event will feature 15-20 entertainment acts as well, as well as an appearance by Ruppert. Follow the link at the top of the page for more information, or feel free to contact the Bears or TACS if you have any specific questions. – Mike Ashmore

John On TV: My alarm woke me up at 6:24 this morning. Turning on the TV to see what my commute would be like into the city, I remembered that Bridgeport Bluefish manager Tommy John was co-hosting “Mike and Mike In The Morning.” Mike and Mike both weren’t there — they were at Wrigley — so he had to chat with some other dude.

I caught a little bit of the telecast and John sounded really good. John, who has a background in broadcasting and pitching, wore a Bluefish polo shirt. You couldn’t make out the logo because it was behind the computer monitor, but still, great publicity for the team. If any of you caught more of the broadcast, post what you thought.

Dryer To Return?: Jeff Johnson is reporting that Matt Dryer has been working out with his York Revolution teammates. Dryer, who left the team to be with his family, could return soon.

No Chance Of Bonds In The A.L.: This A.P. article says that Barry Bonds has no interest in playing independent baseball. His agent, Jeff Borris, tells the wire service that his client, basically, would hit two home runs a night if he played here. While I doubt that, I can understand where he’s coming from. If no one has any interest in Bonds after the numbers he put up last year, why take a chance on him now. Teams just don’t want the headache. – Scott Stanchak


1. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

rabe had constant back problems this season perhaps that is why he retired. i wish him luck. he was out there signing autographs along with most of the camden guys frequently. do other teams do the entire team autographs? sundays are a blast in camden all of the players sign before every game. other teams should do the same. i also took my son to the sleepover must have been 800 tents in the outfield – what a blast. and the free clinic was great. all the players were great with the kids. a truley memorable time you cant get anywhere else

2. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

what al teams have had the most players picked up this year? seems the level of play is much higher this year

3. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

The Ducks supposedly do a team autograph session before their Sunday games. However the same set of players, who must think it is beneath them, refuse to come out to sign for the fans (Carl Everett, P.J. Rose, Jay Gibbons, Todd Williams, Nook Logan, Alex Sanchez, Clint Nageotte and Vic Darensbourg).

4. Dave - June 26, 2008

Former Patriot Jeff Nettles went 3 for 5 including his league leading 15th home run for the Bowie Baysox last night.

5. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

Yeah, I wonder what it is with that clique in the Ducks? They act like they’re god’s gift to baseball but I’ve seen them play. A lot. They’re not that good. And Logan…I wonder if he’s forgotten that he was so bad at the end of last year that Acta benched him for the last two weeks and, between that and the steroids bust, he couldn’t get picked up by any affiliated team? How long has it been since the Ducks won that single championship? Yeah, they’re so good they shouldn’t have to mingle with us trash.

6. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

Dryer can go to hell. He never signs autographs and he has BAD hair!

7. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

Dryer can go to hell. He never signs autographs and he has BAD hair!

8. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

dryer does sign autogrpahs

9. vidal sassoon - June 26, 2008

But what about the hair?

10. playballnyy - June 26, 2008

Anyone see Tommy John on ESPN this morning? I will refrain from commenting on it since someone suggested I only leave negative comments.

11. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

The Ducks just don’t get it.

12. RevsFan - June 26, 2008

Dryer most certainly does sign autographs. I have proof if you need it. Get your facts before you post. I don’t like his hair either but he apparently does so leave him alone.

As for other teams doing autographs…
York has had between 18-23 players out every Sunday signing autographs. And they have meet the player nights at a local sports bar once a month.
The one time I went to So. Maryland they had 2 players signing autographs.

13. www.BrickCityBruins.com - June 26, 2008

I saw the Mike & Mike broadcast with TJ and Eric Kuselias from about 6:15-7:00. Eric stopped yacking for a couple of seconds to let TJ tell the viewers what the Bluefish are all about. He simply stated that they play in an independent league and that they were in first place for a while but aren’t any more. That’s basically all I heard. The camera cut away to a close-up of the logo which appeared to be on a hat and jersey. Not sure, but it looked nice.

14. www.BrickCityBruins.com - June 26, 2008

And Kuselias did mention the team website for those interested in learning more.

15. BoosterBabe - June 26, 2008

Playball…didn’t your mom ever tell you if you didn’t have something kind to say… LOL
Just kidding. Tell the truth! Sometimes, I like “snarky” people because they say what others are too cowardly to express. If something is truly without merit, why sugar coat it??? Just to keep the “Miss Mary Sunshines” happy? I don’t believe in that at all! I’m a realist. If it’s good, I say so. And if it’s bad. I’ll say so, too.

So tell us how you really feel, Playball! IF nothing else, it will be entertaining.

16. Anonymous - June 26, 2008

Miss Mary Sunshine took up residence at Guarente’s site. He writes great stuff, the rest of it will make you gag.

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