Traded a couple emails yesterday with Dan Connolly, who covers the Baltimore Orioles for the Baltimore Sun.
A former reporter here at the York Daily Record, Dan is again hosting a neat baseball preview event at his church, Zion Lutheran Church in York. This year’s event features Sports Illustrated writer Mel Antonen, Connolly and York Daily Record writer Jim Seip.The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary, 2215 Brandywine Lane.
For information, call 717-767-4673.
The writers will present their thoughts on the upcoming baseball season – Orioles, Phillies, all MLB, plus the York Revolution and the Atlantic League — and will answer questions from the audience. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the church’s youth ministry program.
Dan told me the event began a few years ago after the church’s boiler went out. Connolly saw an opportunity to do some good, and take advantage of a creative play on words by hosting a “hot stove” talk to raise money for the hot stove, if you will.
The event proved successful and this is its third year.
So if you like baseball, and can’t wait for pitchers and catchers, stop out to Zion and quiz the guys on how long it will be before Adam Morgan and Jesse Biddle replace Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay in the Philthy Phillies’ rotation.