Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mac is back in the EL!...Richmond....

"RICHMOND, VA - In conjunction with their parent club, the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, the Richmond Flying Squirrels are pleased to announce their field staff for the 2011 season. Veteran skipper Dave Machemer (Mack-uh-mer) will assume the role of Manager in Richmond in 2011. Pitching Coach Ross Grimsley will return for his second season with the Squirrels, and Ken Joyce will serve as the team's Hitting Coach.

Machemer, who guided the Augusta GreenJackets (A - South Atlantic League) each of the past two seasons, takes over for Andy Skeels, who led the club during their inaugural season in Richmond. 2011 will mark Machemer's 38th season in professional baseball, the last six of which have been spent with the Giants organization. In 2010, Machemer led the GreenJackets to the best record (79-59) in the South Atlantic League's Southern division and second best mark overall. In 2009, his Augusta squad boasted the best overall record (76-63) in the SAL. 2011 will mark a return to the Eastern League for Machemer, having previously managed the Flying Squirrels' predecessor, the Connecticut Defenders, for three seasons (2005-07)"

the above is a Richmond Flying Sqirrels press release..


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

I'm betting the Squirrels will end up no better then 5th place in 2011. This guys record in the higher levels has been STINKO. We endured it for three years in Norwich.

2:43 PM

Blogger bacci40 said...

i dont get the move at all

mac's strengths are in scouting and teaching, which is great in the lower levels....not in aa

he did a great job with augusta...the org shouldve just given him a raise and kept him there

5:38 PM

Blogger lance aka lc said...

Machemer rocks!

9:45 PM


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