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Atlantic League Roundup: Feb. 28 – March 5

There are 47 days until the Newark Bears open the 2010 season, and player signings are beginning to pick up. I was planning to put together a snapshot of the Atlantic League rosters this week, but Jim Seip beat me to it. Rather than duplicating his work, I’ll just send you over to Rev’s Inside Pitch.

Seip also pointed to an interesting article in the Quincy, Mass. Patriot-Ledger. Brockton Rox team president and field manager Chris Carminucci mainly talks about the future of his team, but at the end of the article he speculates that the Can-Am League will expand to eight teams for 2011 with some Atlantic League teams potentially shifting to the short-season league. I wonder if Newark might be a candidate for the move.

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eBay Auction Watch: Atlantic League Memorabilia for the Week Ending Oct. 25

Time for another installment of eBay Auction Watch, focusing on Atlantic League memorabilia. There were some nice items changing hands this week.

bb50_1 A miniature Regency Furniture Stadium, given to Southern Maryland Blue Crabs season ticket holders, sold for an amazing $510.



d01d_1 A team-issue, brand new York Revolution bat drew heavy bidding and sold for $98.33. I’m a bit surprised at the selling price. A similar Newark Bears bat went for $22.50.


bc6b_1 A pair of game-used, cracked Curtis Pride bats also hit the auction block. One went for $42.09 and the other sold for $26. The former Major League outfielder played for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in 2008.


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