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Hot Stove Luncheon Thursday

February 11, 2003 - Eastern League (EL1)
New Haven Ravens News Release

1. The Ravens’ annual Hot Stove Luncheon will take place on Thursday, February 13 at noon at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (155 Temple Street, by the New Haven Green). The guest speaker is former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice. The event will also feature a presentation by Ravens staffer Sam Rubin, author of the upcoming book "Baseball in New Haven." Tickets are $40 per person and will be held at the door. Tables of ten are available for the discounted rate of $360. To order, visit our on-line store at or go directly to

2. The Ravens' new manager, Marty Pevey, was in town recently and offered up a preview of the 2003 season. Pevey knows the Blue Jays' farm system well, having spent three seasons as a player and seven as a coach in Toronto's system. He spent the past three years managing Dunedin, the Jays' Single-A team. He posted a 218-190 won-loss record and made one playoff appearance. Pevey should have many of his stars from Dunedin making the transition to New Haven with him, including centerfielder Alexis Rios (rated Toronto's #5 prospect by Baseball America) and rightfielder Gabe Gross (rated #9). For the full preview, visit

3. The Ravens Booster Club will have its next meeting on February 17 at 7:05 in the home clubhouse. The meeting was originally scheduled for this past Monday but was postponed due to inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather on the 17th, the meeting will be held on the 24th at 7:05. All are welcome to attend.

4. Hosting a player is a great way to get to know your local team and to bond with a potential Major Leaguer. If you have a room or other affordable housing available for the 2003 season (April through August), please contact Barbara Prato at the Ravens (203-782-1666 x.19) or Barbara Breu of the Ravens Booster Club (203-265-9805 or [email protected])

5. Former Raven Adonis Harrison, one of the few Minor League players to have his own fan club, was recently signed by the Anaheim Angels. Harrison was with the Ravens in 1999 and hit .272 with 22 steals. The 27-year old second baseman was a 24th-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 1994.

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