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[Press Release] Newark Bears Owner Danielle Dronet Named to New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business List by NJBIZ

Newark Bears Owner/CEO/GM Danielle Dronet has been named one of New Jersey’s 2013 Best 50 Women in Business. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Wells Fargo, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Comcast Business Class, and Wolff & Samson PC.

The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company.

An independent panel of judges selected the top 50 winners based on their dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ.  “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena.  On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these fifty outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”

NJBIZ and the program sponsors will honor this year’s winners during an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.  The honorees will also be highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ on March 25, 2013.

For more information about the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business awards program or to reserve seats to the event, please visit or contact Melissa Sullenberger at or (732) 246-5737.

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Hurricane Sandy postpones Newark Bears winter tryouts

(Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Newark Bears have postponed this weekend’s planned winter tryouts as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The tryout will be moved to Saturday November 10 at 9 a.m., with call-backs now scheduled for November 11.

Those who have registered for the tryout are to contact either Quentin Davis  at or Mark Hannan at about making arrangements to come to the stadium for the tryout on the 10th.

The storm also forced the cancellation of the planned final night of Stadium of Screams tonight.

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Newark Bears plan winter tryouts

Riverfront Stadium (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Newark Bears will hold open tryouts for baseball players with experience at the collegiate level next Saturday, November 3rd.

We are looking for players who will fill key roles and will add value to the Newark Bears organization on and off the field….Selected players will be invited to a second round on the next day, November 4th, so be prepared to stay overnight.

The tryout fee is $50.

For more information, visit the Newark Bears website. Prospective players may also email coach Quentin Davis at for details.

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Slate Magazine: “Three Days in the Bullpen”

Judging by the number of you who have emailed me a link to this article, I think that most of my Newark Bears fan readers have already seen it. Still, Slate Magazine’s  wrote a nice overview of life in a professional baseball bullpen based on his experience watching the final series of the Newark Bears’ season from that vantage point; check it out if you haven’t seen it. (The article does contain some NSFW language, FYI)

 I love baseball, defend it from those who call it dull, uninspired. Where others see malaise, I see strategy and fundamentals, the game behind the game. And yet, how to square the bullpen? The apparent and total tedium, so far from home plate. The seemingly endless inactivity, inning after inning. And then the fire drills, the urgency of being needed right now. As former major-leaguer Steve Nicosia once put it, “Unless you’re crazy, life in the bullpen will make you crazy.”

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.