The Newark Bears lost two out of three to the New Jersey Jackals this weekend. Naturally, I was there on Friday and Sunday when they lost. I was in Trenton on Saturday when they won.
Sunday was my first experience in the picnic area in a couple of years. The food and company were good, and the game was competitive until near the end. (Most of the group stayed up at the top of the section, at the tables with sun umbrellas, if you’re wondering why the section looks empty in my photo.)
When the Bears come back home next week, they’ll have a new manager – Ken Oberkfell‘s last game is August 2nd. They’ll probably continue their roster makeover too – they added major league veteran infielder D’Angelo Jimenez this weekend, and two new outfielders last week. So far. the player changes haven’t had a big impact on the Bears’ record (currently 20-47, good for a last place tie with Worcester.)