View Full Version : Bluefish looking very strong...
08-31-2010, 05:49 PM
with today's sweep over the Newark Bears. The ALPB play-offs should be interesting given the improved play of Bridgeport and Somerset. On the other hand, York is fading and Southern Maryland seems to have lost its edge.
Here's hoping Bridgeport can beat Somerset in the finals and bring a Championship Banner back to Harbor Yard.
08-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Yeah, they are looking unbeatable. The key seems to be their solid pitching. I was at that double header today. Each time the Bears would get close, Bridgeport would just pull away. They are playing at almost a .700 clip in the second half! They are playing with a lot of confidence. BTW, a side note, two Bears, Brian Barton and Kennard Jones, had to be separated by teammates in the dugout today. It spilled out onto the field. Jones took off his jersey and threw it into the crowd. Not sure what that meant. Don't know if he walked off the team like Elijah Dukes. It's a sad state of affairs what's going in Newark.
York is done. Somerset will beat them in the first round. They did such a great job building a bullpen in the first half then got too trigger happy making deals. Now their pitching is in shambles. SoMd could be a challenge for Bridgeport and I wonder if John Halama will rejoin the team after the PCL season is over like he did last year.
On a side note, Surf, me and buddy are both fans of the New York-Penn League and we were just pontificating about things going on. The Batavia Muckdogs are rumored to be leaving as the rust belt cities are steadily decaying. He mentioned he thought a good place would be AC. I'd love that but I also heard the stadium is in bad shape and would cost a bit to fix. But I'd think like say a Phillie affiliation, short season, it could work, no? Of course the obstacle being the stadium issue. Your thoughts?
09-05-2010, 11:35 AM
Well, I was recently at a Lakewood BlueClaws game and spoke with a Lakewood employee that formerly worked for the Surf. He indicated that a short-season team might work in AC...but, playing in the Sandcastle is not really an option...absent major capital improvements.
The best bet is a new stadium located at the AC Race Course site, but in this economic environment that's highly doubtful.
Trenton Devils and Albany River Rats are going to play a few hockey games in AC...hopefully, decent crowds will turn out.
09-05-2010, 12:31 PM
Good Luck 'Fish.
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