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....

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good luck Andrew!

From the New London Day:

"Norwich – The Connecticut Tigers announced today that General Manager Andrew Weber will step down at the end of this month, and Vice President of Operations C.J. Knudsen will replace Weber as vice president and general manager.

Weber has been with the team for four years, and led the effort to move to Norwich at the start of the 2010 baseball season. The late move that spring hurt the ability to sell tickets and sponsorships, but this summer, the Tigers ranked fourth in the nation in all levels of minor league baseball in improved attendance.

Weber called it a "tough and bittersweet decision," but felt it was time to move on and seek a new position in baseball.

"I do want to stay in baseball," Weber said. "We'll see what opportunities come my way. It has been an absolute pleasure here. The last two years have been great here. I know that with our staff, it's going to be awesome and will continue to grow."

Knudsen joined the Tigers with the team's move to Norwich after having spent 10 years as general manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters in the New York-Penn League. He has worked for 17 years in the league in which the Tigers play.

Eric Knighton has been promoted to vice president and assistant general manager."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Did you ever go by something and say to yourself:

"I should take a picture of that" .......

Monday, October 10, 2011

This week's topic: Is Johnny Damon a HOFer?

This discussion came up a couple of times on YES Yankee telecasts with no clear consensus. His regular season stats are:

17 seasons with six teams. 231 HRS, 1120 RBIs, 404 SBs, BA .286 and 2723 hits.

Assuming he get 3000 hits, which seems to be a threshold for induction, is his ticket punched for Cooperstown?
My guess is yes but I don't "think" of him as a HOFer but rather a "good" player who compiled goods stats over a long career.

Does the same then apply to Jim Thome or do we view someone with over 600 HRs differently? Oddly with Thome and the absence of any steroids use in his past the answer for me is yes and his ticket is punched.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011