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Newark Bears begin 2013 season

Riverfront Stadium (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Riverfront Stadium (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Newark Bears opened the 2013 Can-Am League season with a 6-4 loss to the Rockland Boulders on Thursday night. Newark’s Mike Ness allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over six innings, but three of those six hits were home runs. D’Angelo Jimenez was the star of the game for the Bears, putting together a three-hit night and driving in a pair of runs while scoring one.

On Friday, the Bears will kick off their home schedule and try to even things up with the Boulders at 7:05 p.m. at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Former Negro League pitcher Bob Scott is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, the first 200 fans will get a free Newark Bears cap and a post-game fireworks show.

I don’t know how many games I will be able to get to this summer, but I plan to be there for Opening Night. I hope to see a few of you at the ballpark.

One thought on “Newark Bears begin 2013 season

  1. I was able to obtain an autograph from Bob Scott when the Bears were still in the Atlantic League. He inscribed it 1946 NY Black Yankees.

    Jimenez got the first base hit ever in Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2004. Most rainy miserable day for baseball I’ve ever experienced in my life. I’m glad the forecast is just a bit nicer for tonight.

    The first 200 are scheduled to receive caps tonight. I looked @ the NJ Transit website and saw that one could obtain 2 for 1 tickets if they present their train receipt to the box office. Two stops from NY Penn Station to Newark Broad Street.

    I wonder if Mayor Booker is going to appear at this year’s Opening DAY.


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