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City Council Meeting Re-Scheduled, Ravens in AFL, and more

October 3, 2002 - Eastern League (EL1)
New Haven Ravens News Release


Please note that the West Haven City Council meeting on issues concerning the Ravens that was originally scheduled for October 7 has been re-scheduled. The tentative date is now Monday, October 28. It is EXTREMELY important that we have as many Ravens fans as possible at this meeting, decked out in full Ravens gear. For further details, see the letter from General Manager Adam Schierholz on-line at http://www.ravens.com/pressbox/features/2002/09_26_gm_letter.htm

The Ravens are forming a booster club! Our first organizational meeting will be held this Monday, October 7th, at 5:30 pm at the Ravens Front Office. We will meet briefly to share ideas on the different functions and sub-committees that can possibly be created (Host Family and Player Relations, Stadium Improvements, Season Ticket Holder Action Committee, Sales Committee, etc) and get to know each other. Anyone interested please come on Monday. No advance notice is necessary.

The Ravens are hosting their annual World Series Party at Delaney's Tap Room on Tuesday, October 22 (Game Three of the Series). The event starts at 7:30 pm and features hors d'oeuvres, raffles, and prizes! Everyone in attendance will be eligible to win a 2002 Ravens team autographed bat. There will be a cash bar. Delaney's is located at 882 Whalley Avenue (the intersection of Whalley, Fountain and Central) in New Haven. To order tickets, visit the Ravens’ home page or go directly to: https://www.ravens.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TNHR&Product_Code=t-wsp

The jersey that St. Louis Cardinals reliever Steve Kline wore when he pitched for the Ravens on injury rehabilitation is now up for auction on eBay. To place your bid, visit http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1864267542&rd=1

Several Ravens alums have been invited to the Arizona Fall League, which features some of the top prospects in Minor League Baseball. Righty Cheyenne Janke, righty Steve Stemle, outfielder Dee Haynes, outfielder So Taguchi and pitching coach Blaise Ilsley are all representing the St. Louis Cardinals on the Maryvale Saguaros. Righty Jeff Farnsworth, now in the Detroit Tigers organization, is on their Mesa affiliate in the AFL. Additionally, fans looking for a glimpse of the Ravens’ future should keep an eye on the Grand Canyon Rafters, which features Blue Jays prospects. The Jays are the Ravens’ new affiliate for 2003, and sent righty Francisco Rosario, righty Scott Wiggins, catcher Kevin Cash, second baseman Dominic Rich, infielder Mike Rouse and outfielder Gabe Gross to the AFL.

Meet the New Jays: Francisco Rosario As mentioned above, the Toronto Blue Jays have sent righty Francisco Rosario to the Arizona Fall League to continue his development. Rosario, in fact, was tabbed by Baseball America as the #4 prospect in the league. After ending last season at Single-A Dunedin, Rosario is a candidate for the Ravens’ starting rotation next year. He just turned 22 September 28, and throws in the upper 90s. Last season he registered 143 strikeouts in 129.2 innings (and walked only 39). A native of San Rafael del Yuma in the Dominican Republic, he signed with Toronto as a non-drafted free agent in January of 1999. Throughout this offseason, the RavensNest will keep you up-to-date on some of the Toronto prospects that could be headed for New Haven in our “Meet the New Jays” feature.

Capping off a season of giving, the Ravens recently donated over $1,000 in food items to New Haven's Community Soup Kitchen, including potato salad, watermelons, hot dogs and more. The Soup Kitchen also raised over $1,200 the past two years through the Ravens' "FundRaver" program.

OPENING DAY 2003 – SUNDAY APRIL 6 vs. NEW BRITAIN

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