Tag Archives: Lakewood BlueClaws

Bunting for a hit — the first hit

On Saturday, I went to the Lakewood BlueClaws’ game against the Rome Braves, a matchup of two sub-.500 teams with few top prospects in either lineup. The game started out great for Lakewood, with starter Victor Santos retiring the first 10 Braves to face him. And then Andrew Moritz, Rome’s No. 2 batter, reached on

Continue reading

Leaping down the line

The above photo is quite the capture, isn’t it? Joseph Monge of the Greenville Drive after he hurdled through Lakewood BlueClaws pitcher Yoel Mecias (who lost his glove) and first baseman Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins fielded the bunt and threw to the second baseman covering first for the out. But what’s not so great is the previous

Continue reading

BlueClaws helping to restore the Shore

The Lakewood BlueClaws completed their opening-weekend series yesterday, but their record in the four games doesn’t matter. What matters is that they raised $15,000 for the BlueClaws Charities Restore the Shore initiative after auctioning off the special jerseys worn throughout the weekend. Each jersey featured the name of a Shore-area town on the back, making

Continue reading

Looking at 2012 minor league attendance figures

David Kronheim of numbertamer.com has put out his annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance, and it’s got some illuminating tidbits among its 80 pages. You can download the full report at his site, but I scanned through it last night for some of the locally relevant figures. (Note that when I refer to “minor

Continue reading

Porcello joins the ranks of those lending support following Hurricane Sandy

Way to go, Rick Porcello! The Jersey guy had a chance to pick up a little gift in exchange for a couple of digits, but he chose a different route instead. Torii Hunter asked his new teammate for No. 48, which Hunter has worn his whole career (since 1997) and Porcello has donned throughout his

Continue reading