Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly to host baseball talk at Zion Lutheran Church

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.

Dan Connolly

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.

About John Hilton

I grew up in Susquehanna County, Pa. and graduated Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism/political science in 1998. After working for nearly three years for a weekly paper in upstate New York, I came to southcentral Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Sentinel in Carlisle and joined the York Daily Record as religion reporter in September 2011.
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