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Archive for November, 2011

Remembering 2011: DeMark Hoping a Few More Lessons Will Lead to the Majors

In case you missed an issue of the “York Revolutionary Times” this past season, we’ll be re-running columns by staff writer Ron Gardner here on the blog on Tuesdays.  In our second installment, Ron takes a look at pitcher Mike DeMark and his pitching mentor, Matt DeSalvo.  The two were college teammates at Marietta College in Ohio, only to be reunited years later with the Revolution.   

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Sugar Shock

This is an artist’s rendering of StarTex Power Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters.  Disregard the videoboard however, as it’s come out that the actual video board will be eight stories high and in the shape of Texas.  That will make it easy to describe outages, i.e. “uh-oh, we have trouble in El Paso, or Dallas just went dark,”  and so on and so forth.  But I digress.  Believe it or not, the Revolution are just five months away from playing in the inaugural game at StarTex Power Field against the Skeets on April 26.  Construction is on time and going smoothly, and the Skeeters recently posted this photo gallery on their website.  It’s coming along quite nicely.  It’s been real, Road Warriors.

-Paul Braverman


Remembering 2011: A Friendship Born of Mutual Respect

In case you missed an issue of the “York Revolutionary Times” this past season, we’ll be re-running columns by staff writer Ron Gardner here on the blog on Tuesdays.  In our first installment, Ron takes a look at the bond formed between Corey Thurman and Chris Walker, despite spending far more time as opponents instead of teammates. 

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Liga de Beisbol Dominicano

Lorenzo Barcelo is currently starring for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League (photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

One final stop on our Caribbean winter tour, the Dominican Winter League, which in talking with players is held in the highest regard of all winter leagues it seems, just ahead of Venezuela.

This is also where Dominican native and Revs righty Lorenzo Barcelo has shined this winter.  (more…)


Tickets make great stocking stuffers at Black Friday event

In case you haven’t yet heard, the Revolution are holding a special one-day ticket sale this Black Friday, November 25 in the Apple Chevrolet Ticket office at Sovereign Bank Stadium.  Other than purchasing season tickets or a partial season plan (which you can do by the way by calling 717-801-HITS), this Friday will be the only chance to purchase Revs individual game tickets before they go on sale for good in February.  Starting midnight on Wednesday, there will also be a temporary link on the homepage of YorkRevolution.com to purchase tickets to any home game for the 2012 season.  That link will be active through the end of “Cyber Monday” on November 28.  Here is the full rundown from YR.com… (more…)


More winter ball

R.J. Rodriguez photo courtesy of Joe Doll

Well I believe it’s time for another tour of a winter league.  First an update on Revs currently in other leagues that we had looked at previously… (more…)


Eric Menzer named Central PA’s most powerful person in sports

Eric Menzer presents 2010 Atlantic League MVP Scott Grimes with his championship ring on opening day 2011, as Peter Kirk looks on.

The Central Penn Business Journal has compiled a list of the most powerful people in the area in a variety of categories.  Revolution President & General Manager Eric Menzer has been named Central Pennsylvania’s most powerful person in sports.

Here is the article on Menzer from CPBJ.

Here is the full list of the most powerful people in Central PA, if you’re interested.