Archive for July 9th, 2008

Photos: Augusta Greenjackets @ Lakewood Blue Claws 7/8/2008

Our good buddy Marco has a nice minor-league baseball pedigree, despite his status as my writing partner at Storming the Floor, which is dedicated to college hoops. He interned with the AA Harrisburg Senators for a time, and has worked as an SID for Temple University, as a media contact for the Owls baseball team.

Marco took a trip to see the single-A Lakewood BlueClaws (Phillies) this week, and was kind enough to send us the photos. Enjoy!

Looks like a great night out at the ballgame. Marco says he got a good laugh out of Noonan with the Augusta Greenjackets (Giants).

Thanks for the pics, Marco. See you when the NCAAs fire up again.

Mother Nature Delays LaPorta’s Akron Debut

We’re still waiting for Matt LaPorta’s debut as a Cleveland subsidiary following the big Sabathia trade. The big fella was scheduled to make his first start for the Akron Aeros this evening, but a massive thunderstorm blew through Ohio and put that on hold.

Matt LaPorta’s debut as an Indians farmhand was postponed after a thunderstorm blew through downtown Akron before game time tonight.

Tonight’s game between the Aeros and the Bowie Baysox will be made up Wednesday at Canal Park as part of a doubleheader beginning at 6:05 p.m.

Two seven-inning games will be played.

[Ohio.com]

Akronites. Akronians. Check this guy out on Wednesday. You get a double dose. I’m not tryin’ to say he’s, like, Jay Bruce or nuthin’, but he’s GOT to be good, right?