For those wondering about where former Newark Bear Paddy Matera would be playing in 2012, it’s time to start following the Camden Riversharks.
I just saw Paddy Matera playing today [Saturday] with the Camden Riversharks against the Lancaster Barnstormers. He started at short, and think he went 2 for 3 today.
Matera joins former Bears coach Ron Karkovice and recent Bears players Mikey Mehlich, Chris Rollins and Matt Smith with Camden.
The Riversharks begin the 2012 season on Thursday, April 26th with a 7:05 p.m. game in Bridgeport. Their home schedule starts on Wednesday, May 9th with a 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Lancaster Barnstormers, and their first trip to Bridgewater to play the Somerset Patriots begins on Thursday, May 24th with an 11:05 a.m. day game.
The Newark Bears are off to a slow start in the second half of the season. They lost three out of four to Worcester to wrap up a ten-game homestand, but won two out of three in Brockton, Mass. Newark has a 3-4 record in the second half, good for fifth place, three games behind the New Jersey Jackals.
Through the Bears’ Twitter account, the team announced a change that will be welcome news to people who had difficulty making it to the 5:35 p.m. weeknight games.