June 12, 2015 |
In February 2013, the 66 members of the West Jersey Football League voted overwhelmingly to deny the Cape-Atlantic League's effort to join the superconference for the 2014 season. The tally was 50-14, with one abstention. On Thursday, the WJFL announced that it will accept the Cape-Atlantic League for the 2016 season. The vote was a landslide again, this time in favor: 55-11. "The climate of football in New Jersey has changed," Ewing athletic director Bud Kowal, the president of the WJFL, said of the almost complete reversal of sentiment in little more than two years.
March 20, 2015 |
IT IS NO SECRET that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is looking to dump first baseman Ryan Howard and his $60 million contract. He's even offering to pay $50 million of that salary to any team willing take the Big Piece. The Orioles have been rumored to be interested, but so far Howard is still in red pinstripes. Now, the York Revolution, in a blog post complete with a photoshopped photo of Howard wearing a yellow Revolution cap, is trying to raise enough money to bring Howard to Pennsylvania Dutch country.
March 2, 2015 |
St. Augustine captured its eighth Cape-Atlantic League title, and first since 2011, with a 71-60 triumph over Holy Spirit at Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Sa'eed Nelson paced the Hermits with 27 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Justyn Mutts scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tri-County Classic. Gloucester Catholic's Matt Green contributed from the inside and the outside in the host Rams' 68-23 win over Pitman. The senior forward scored 13 points and connected four times from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
July 11, 2014 |
OFFICIALLY, Jorge Posada walked twice in the 2009 World Series. But to anyone watching, the frequent strolls to the mound by the Yankees catcher to calm his pitchers, slow opposition momentum and silence a raucous Citizens Bank Park crowd were enough to move the numbers on a pedometer. In the pivotal Game 4, for example, Posada visited starting pitcher CC Sabathia eight times. In one inning. The Yankees won, 7-4, to take a three games to one series lead. Posada's liberal use - Phillies fans would argue misuse - of baseball's lax rules was so pronounced that commissioner Bud Selig pledged to form a committee to examine it and other pace-of-play matters during the offseason.
March 16, 2014
Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a four-year contract that guarantees the lefthander $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout. His new contract calls for him to earn $4,025,000 this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The Twins have a $6.5 million option for 2018 with a $700,000 buyout.
May 6, 2013 |
1. The rivalry between Germantown Friends School and Germantown Academy could one day carry into the big leagues. It's been well-documented in these pages that Jesse Biddle, the pride of Friends, is dominating at double-A Reading. Sean Coyle, representing Academy, has been equally as dominating as an outfielder for Boston's high-A affiliate, Salem of the Carolina League. Coyle entered play Saturday hitting .313 with seven home runs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.086 OPS. 2. The price tag for the acquisition of Michael Young from Texas was hard-throwing righthanders Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.
April 22, 2013 |
The Camden Riversharks started their 13th season of minor-league baseball in South Jersey on Thursday night with a crushing 6-3 loss on the road to their Atlantic League archrivals, the Lancaster Barnstormers. Or, as the team fan base that has passed through the turnstiles of Campbell's Field more than three million times since 2001 would probably say, "Eh. " For the Riversharks - who play their 2013 home opener Tuesday night - winning isn't everything, or the only thing. Yes, winning's a thing - but so are the weekend fireworks shows, the weddings at home plate, the carousel, the rock-climbing wall, the appearances by characters like Dora the Explorer and Buzz Lightyear, and all the charity and community events that have allowed the independent ball club to remain an economically viable venture in the heart of a poverty-stricken city.
February 15, 2013 |
In a landslide vote, the schools in the West Jersey Football League have rejected a merger with the Cape-Atlantic League. The vote by the members of the league was 51 against the merger, 14 in favor, and one abstention, said Ewing athletic director Bud Kowal, president of the three-year-old WJFL. "There's a feeling that what we have here has been a huge success," Kowal said Thursday of the super-conference, which merged football programs from the Burlco-Olympic Conference, Tri-County Conference, and Colonial Valley Conference.
December 24, 2012 |
RYAN FREEL, a former major leaguer known for his fearless play but whose career was cut short after eight seasons by a series of head and other injuries, was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Freel, who was 36, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted shotgun wound, sheriff's office spokesman Shannon Hartley wrote in an email Sunday. The medical examiner will make the final determination of the cause of death. "RIP Ryan Freel!
August 27, 2012 |
ROGER CLEMENS, at age 50, made a successful return to the mound on Saturday pitching for a minor league team in Texas. Clemens pitched for the Sugar Land Skeeters, who will be at Campbell's Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to play the Riversharks in an independent Atlantic League game. It is unknown if Clemens will accompany the team to pitch in Camden. Clemens, who last pitched for the Yankees in 2007, threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He struck out two and allowed one hit. He threw 37 pitches.