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Archive for October, 2011

DownTown: “I believe I had that one.”

Only the Revolution staff can understand DownTown.  And the above headline was his reaction to not only the World Series winner, but the number of games.  He directed us to his facebook page, where he made the following bold prediction, complete with an insult of the Texas Rangers on October 19.  Click the image to enlarge:

Paul & Darrell’s Fifth Anniversary Team

This afternoon Paul and Darrell took a break from their off-season job of baithing DownTown, to suggest an all-time team from the first five seasons of York Revolution Baseball.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  Here is their team, followed by some thoughts after the jump:

Catcher:  John Pachot (’10)
First Base:  Chris Nowak (’11)
Second Base:  Keoni DeRenne (’07-’09)
Third Base:  Ramon Castro (’10-’11)
Shortstop:  Chuck Jeroloman (’10)
Left Field:  James Shanks (’10-’11)
Center Field:  Scott Grimes (’10-’11)
Right Field:  Jason Aspito (’07-’09)
Designated Hitter:  Jose Herrera (’10-’11)
RHP Starter:  Corey Thurman (’08-’11)
LHP Starter:  Wayne Franklin (’07-’09)
Reliever:  Sean Stidfole (’10-’11)
Manager:  Andy Etchebarren (’09-’11)


The info on Monday’s championship ceremony

Overnight the Revolution front office sent out this e-mail to fans regarding the county and city honoring the back-to-back champs this Monday on the steps of city hall.  If it didn’t reach you, here you go.  If you can make it, we’ll see you there.

Hey Fans!

Before we put the 2011 season to bed and charge toward 2012, there’s one final celebration planned for our back-to-back championships! This Halloween Monday, at Noon, the City and County of York will honor the Revolution with a ceremony on the steps of City Hall at 50 East King Street in Downtown York. All fans are invited to attend, so stop by over your lunch break if you can! Remarks during the ceremony will come from Mayor Kim Bracey, Revolution President & General Manager Eric Menzer, Play-by-Play announcer Darrell Henry, Manager Andy Etchebarren, Pitching Coach Mark Mason and other York County Commissioners and elected officials.

The event is free and open to the public. In honor of the team and its fans, short victory speeches and team giveaways are planned, and mascot DownTown will of course be there as well. Also, bring an appetite…there might be a tasty surprise, but that’s all we can say for now!

For more information call (717) 801-HITS or email

Nowak, Castro earn national honors from Baseball America

Baseball America has revealed their 2011 Independent Leagues All-Star Team, and Chris Nowak and Ramon Castro are two of the three Atlantic League players selected.  Here is the team:

C – Kelley Gulledge, Fort Worth Cats (American Association)
1B – Chris Colabello, Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am Association) Independent Player of the Year
2B – Ramon Castro, York Revolution (Atlantic League)
3B – Juan Richardson, Wichita Wingnuts (American Association)
SS – Andrew Davis, Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League)
OF – Stephen Holdren, River City Rascals (Frontier League) / Lincoln Saltdogs (American Association)
OF – Todd Linden, Edmonton Capitals (North American League)
OF – Chris Valencia, Brockton Rox (Can-Am Association)
DH – Chris Nowak, York Revolution (Atlantic League)
SP – Eric Blackwell, San Angelo Colts (North American League)
SP – Mike Loree, Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League)
SP – Josh Lowey, River City Rascals (Frontier League)
SP – Ben Moore, Sioux Falls Pheasants (American Association)
RP – Ryan Quigley, Joliet Slammers (Frontier League)

This is the first time multiple Revolution players have been named to the Baseball America All-Indepenent Team.  The first Rev to achieve the honors was Scott Grimes last season, after his league-record 138 runs scored were the most in all of professional baseball in 2010, major or minor league. 


A closer look at the Cardinals and Rangers

The biggest performances at this time of year don't always come from the biggest names

No matter what happens as this 2011 World Series shifts back to St. Louis for its remainder, this year’s Fall Classic will go down in history.  Tight, edge-of-your-seat games which is what fans expect at this time of year… in four of the first five anyway.  And the one game that wasn’t of that mold will be maybe the most memorable of all in this World Series, thanks to Albert Pujols’ three homeruns in Game 3. (more…)

Release the Hounds

Since you’re probably a die-hard Revolution/Atlantic League fan if you’re reading this blog, you’ve heard about the Loudoun Hounds.  If you’re a Simpsons fan, you’re laughing at my clever headline writing.  At the moment, the Hounds, to be located in Dulles, Virginia (Loudoun County) are an expansion team in the works with all the logos and a website, but unfortunately no ballpark to play in…yet.  (more…)


Baltimore has caught up to York.

On Saturday, a great injustice was un-done when a long overdue statue of Brooks Robinson was unveiled in Baltimore across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  For years, it was a head-scratcher to all that there was no monument to the living legend in the Charm City.  The project turned out to be six years in the making, taking into account securing the funding, finding a site and completing the artwork.  DownTown was so excited, he spent the day in Baltimore to check it out…