June 26, 2008 June 26, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
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