Tag Archives: South Atlantic League

Marte and Ventura, when they had their careers in front of them

I saw the Andy Marte news first. I was having a quiet Sunday morning, reading The New York Times and Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, my phone silent and face-down on a table next to me. When I picked it up, an MLB alert told me of Marte’s death in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

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Talk of a new tenant in Sussex

The Advertiser-News, a weekly paper in Sussex County, has a follow-up article to the departure of the Sussex Skyhawks (a tip of the ol’ hat to Ballpark Biz). Those on the ballpark side of things are saying all the right things — hoping to get a team for 2011, considering independent and affiliated franchises, hoping

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Ready to open up the farm

The Minor League season is upon us, with all full-season circuits getting under way today. For the first time in several years, I’ll be at one of those games. I’m heading down the Turnpike to Trenton, where the SeaWolves and Thunder will face off at Waterfront Park. It could be a prospect-filled spring in the

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All is Wright with the Mets

Four years ago, I covered the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in New Jersey, and that’s when I met David Wright. The Mets’ affiliate in the league was in Columbia, South Carolina, at the time, a team in the league’s southern division that had not — and did not over the rest of the season,

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Embedded baseball writing

Tom Verducci’s outstanding first-person account of his five days spent as a player with the Toronto Blue Jays is a fascinating look into a major-league clubhouse. Spring training is definitely the time to do it. Had he managed to gain access for five days during the season in April (which, of course, wouldn’t happen because

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