August 7, 2008 August 7, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Pressley Situation Getting Ridiculous: So this whole Josh Pressley accidentally hitting a kid with a bat story is apparently getting some legs, which is absolutely ludicrous. Pressley apparently got yelled at by some fans because they appear to think he meant to do it.
To be real clear about what happened, he was at the plate, was swinging at a pitch, and the bat flew out of his hands, deflected off of an adult and hit a kid in the face.
Anyone thinking that happened on purpose needs to have their head checked.
The Actual York Write-Up: Was going to save this until tomorrow, but I have some time to do it today.
Really enjoyed my trip to York. It’s pretty close to Lancaster, so I’d imagine there would be some fans who go to both stadiums pretty frequently. Seems like there would be a pretty perfect scenario for a day-night doubleheader at both stadiums. Would be a good PR move by the league, no question.
The ballpark is pretty similar to Lancaster, really. I mean, I guess I don’t have a problem with them sticking with what they think works, but I would have liked to seen some variation between the two ballparks. The only reason I’m kind of “against” the big wall in left is because of how gimmicky it is. And what makes it worse now is the raised lettering on it…apparently, there’s never been a ball hit off of those letters, but who knows where it will carom when it does eventually happen.
Was good to finally meet Jim Seip, and both Paul Braverman and especially John Gibson were incredibly helpful in setting this all up. The press box atmosphere was particularly impressive… a lot more low-key and quiet than other places I’ve been in. I think people might be amazed at how any work gets done in some locales considering the environments the writers are in.
Like here, for example. Before the game. Bit loud in here. Makes work fun. Fun.
Always interesting to have a cannon going off at a ballpark as well. Wasn’t entirely expecting that. Freaked me out a bit.
But all in all, it was a good trip. I was just a little disappointed I didn’t get to see a no-hitter, the stars seemed to align to allow it to happen. After all, the last time I went to a ballpark for the first time and the home team was wearing special jerseys, I got one…right here in Lancaster in 2006, thrown by Lincoln Mikkelsen.
Bizarro Lancaster: Made the short trip down to York yesterday. It would appear to be a reverse version of Lancaster with a bigger, more ridiculous wall.
Wall of great ridiculousness…
A view from the picnic area…
The view from the manual scoreboard operator’s window
Game Photos From Last Night:
Shea Hillenbrand. Doubting he was playing in front of carosels in the show…
I’ll throw more of a serious write-up about this trip up tomorrow. I actually — despite my unquenchable thirst for sarcasm — had a really great time in York. Just don’t have time to do it right now. I’m sure a lot of people reading this have seen a game or two (or more) in York…what do you guys think of the experience there?
Nothing Could Be Feiner: The Camden Riversharks have signed C Korey Feiner. Like most catchers signed in this league, his career numbers are not all that good. He came into this season with a .201 career average, 3 home runs and 61 RBI after four seasons in the Twins system.
Polanco To Southern Maryland: The Blue Crabs have agreed to terms with INF Enohel Polanco. Polanco has previously played in the Atlantic League with Nashua and Atlantic City.
$1,000: Jim Seip writes that during last night’s jersey auction in York, a fan paid $1,000 for Matt Dryer’s game-worn jersey…despite the fact that he didn’t play in the game. It all goes to a good cause, so that’s great…but that’s a healthy chunk of change. – MA