Monthly Archives: April 2011

The view from third base

York Revolution opening day shortstop Van Pope started laughing as soon as the question was asked. In the Braves system for six years, he witnessed the Phillip Wellman meltdown from a few feet away. Managing the Double-A Mississippi Braves, Wellman … Continue reading

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Final notes before opening day

Looking for a local connection for this weekend’s games at Sovereign Bank Stadim? Camden Riversharks LHP Robert Rohrbaugh will start Sunday’s game against Revs LHP Chris Cody. A Littlestown High graduate, Rohrbaugh played baseball at Clemson and advanced through the … Continue reading

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Thall becomes second Revs player signed

Chad Thall (pictured above) became the second York player signed by a major league organization this spring. Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays, he has been assigned to Double-A. The lefty allowed two runs to score in an inning of … Continue reading

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A look around the Atlantic League

Will former big league third baseman Gary Gaetti be the first manager for the Sugar Land Skeeters when they take the field in 2012? He lives in nearby Houston and has announced he’ll interview with Sugar Land. Here’s an article … Continue reading

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Etch hits chord with crowd in Frederick

Above: Atlantic League executive director Joe Klein, Southern Maryland general manager Keith Lupton, York manager Andy Etchebarren, ODP vice president Hugh Schindel during Etchebarren’s recent visit to Frederick. York manager Andy Etchebarren spoke in Frederick, Md., last week. The talk, … Continue reading

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Revs lose their first player of 2011

Revs infielder Andy Gonzalez played in one scrimmage with York before signing a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Talks began Friday, and the deal was being finalized Saturday. York manager Andy Etchebarren would have preferred to lose … Continue reading

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Spring training Week 1 roundup

Above: Scott Grimes, Matt DeSalvo and Octavio Martinez stretch before Saturday’s scrimmage. Here’s a roundup from Saturday’s action at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Here’s a story on the fan festivities. Revs lefty Chris Cody is looking for another chance with a … Continue reading

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Ronnie Morales: The Revs submarine left-hander

York manager Andy Etchebarren watched morning bullpens at Sovereign Bank Stadium Tuesday. He has one pitcher who looks very different than the rest of the Revs 17 pitchers. Asked about his feeling on submarine pitchers, Etchebarren smiled. “I like that … Continue reading

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Castro expected to return to York

York’s roster has been updated for the 2011 season, but some key surprise pickups have bolstered the lineup for the defending Atlantic League champions. Outfielders Scott Grimes and Val Majewski (pictured above) returned, despite having standout years in the league … Continue reading

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DeMark looking forward to reunion

Hard-throwing relief pitcher Mike DeMark (pictured above) used to play this game in college with teammate Matt DeSalvo. I think DeMark said it was called “chin up.” DeMark wasn’t real clear about the rules of the game, but it ends … Continue reading

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