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, September 28, 2011

I'm rooting for Alfredo Simon tonight....

of all people.....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Another day another dinger from former Def Brett Pill..

and Kelly's reports in yesterday's comments section that her feet have indeed touched the ground again...see the Giants homepage for the video

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wonder if Kelly's feet have touch the ground yet...

Brett Pill's 1st Major League at bat from Bay Area Videographer on Vimeo.

thanks bacci for the heads up!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

From the "where is he now files"..Merkin Valdez...

is now pitching for the Rangers out of the bullpen. I actually saw the Red Sox lump him up over the weekend. He's thrown 2.1 IP with Texas to a 7.71 ERA with 3 Ks...

Monday, September 05, 2011

AR is a perfect 1 for 1!!!

that's Antoan Richardson aka Flash who played for the Defenders and made his MLBB debut yesterday with the Braves. AR singled in his first at bat off a "brand name" pitcher, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.
Flash was a big fan fav at Dodd and had a devoted following here on the blog; especially AR fan who shared many pics of him with me including the above screen shot. You guys must have been pumped for hours after!!!
Many thanks to AR fan for giving me the heads up on Flash's hit earlier today as I totally lost track of his callup in all the post storm Irene fun around here.


Attendance for 2011 was 62,317....

last year it was 50,511 or a 23% increase over LY! Time for an All-Star Game bid....

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Tigers fall short on the last day of the season...

to make the playoffs, like last year, losing to Lowell in 16 innings 6-5. Vermont won their game and make the playoffs based on a head to head tie breaker against the Tigers...OCH....
I'll have pics on Monday...

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Navs win 4-1 to remain in first place...

with a one game lead with one game left in the regular season. Been awhile since I've been able to type that sentence as the Tigers win tonight beating Lowell on Norwich Navigator night. A three run bottom of the sixth was the difference in the game as Tyler Collins and Dean Green doubled in runs and aaron Westlake singled in another for a 3-0 CT lead. The Spinners scored a run on a wild pitch in the eight but Westlake singled in a run in the bottom half to get the run back.
Wilsen Palacios (5-5) pitched 7 strong innings striking out 8 and Jeff Barfiled threw a 1-2-3 9th for his fifth save.
The division championship comes down to Sunday's game. A Tiger win and a Vermont loss means the Tigers win the division. If both teams lose Sunday the Tigers win the division and if the Tigers lose and the Lake Monsters win, the season ends for the Tigers based on the regular season head to head series between the two teams which favors Vermont.

Misc fan notes: Great seeing that Tater statue back in front of looks great! The Navigators uniform they came up with was pretty good. It reminded me of the purple vests they played in on Sundays only over the green t-shirts they worn then for those games...not bad. Great seeing those Navigators caps as well on the players.

Very well run auction with the players presenting their jerseys to the auction winners on field after the game.
Lots of folks dug deep into their closets for Navs stuff to wear..nice to see.

I went with the 2002 home jersey worn by Mitch Jones that I worn to the Defenders playoff games in 2009. For the cap I went with the 1996 promo cap that I'm wearing at the top of this page.

Hope to make it to Sunday's game!

What to wear...what to wear...

for the Norwich Navigators promo tonight.... and I'm talking about which game worn Navs (Yankees) uniform jersey from my collection to many choices...the ugly away uniform? the rarely worn mesh one?..the Sunday only purple vest?..the much sought after pin stripe vest...the classic purple pin stripe home jersey?...what else is in that closet and I've haven't even considered which cap yet....?

Anyway the refurbished Tater statue will be repositioned in front of Dodd wearing CT Tiger colors after spending the last five years or so banished to the corner of the old Tator playground behind the picnic pavilion. The statue will not be on a pedestal as before. Nice job by the Tigers front office bringing it back. THANKS!!
The players will be wearing Navs caps and jerseys tonight. I've been given to understand that these a not reproductions of an original Navigator uniforms and caps but a hybrid of some sorts so we'll see. The uniforms will be auctioned off.

The Tigers are in first place by a game over the Vermont Lake Monsters in their division with two games left in the regular season. Go Tigers!