Some stuff you (probably) haven’t seen
Looking through our photo archives on this Friday, I’ve unearthed several gems. I know working for a minor league baseball team may sound glamorous, but it’s just business as usual here at Kramerica Industries. I’m not sure how many days there are in February this year, but there’s like 3 1/2 months until opening day. You can figure out the number of days on your own. Enjoy.
From 2008 spring training in Lakeland, Florida: The tiny Kaz Tanaka pauses for a photo-op with the rather gigantic Derrick DePriest of Southern Maryland. The only player in Revolution history shorter than Tanaka would be Dave Flood...for those of you that remember crazy week.
I know P.J. Rose's dad bet on baseball, but is that any reason to drill him in the ribs? Here is P.J., who would play for York the following season, wearing one as a member of the Long Island Ducks in 2008. Mo Moschella gets the credit for this awesome shot. If you look closely, you can see that P.J. has a massive dip in. Oh won't somebody think of the children!
He hits, he runs (and must slide on occasion), he catches, he's a dad and he's married to a former Redskins cheerleader. Val Majewski also sews up his own pants in the clubhouse.
This is Chris Nowak wearing the best baseball t-shirt known to man. It's pretty self explanatory, and if you don't get it, well shame on you. WILD THING!
Sometimes Cannonball Charlie has to rest his ears, and we get stuck with "Cannonball Gibby" for a game. This is John Gibson, who used to wear a tie to work and no longer does. Not sure how the sunglasses or graffiti mural fit into the colonial theme, but whatever.
Nothing funny about this, but here is former Revolution Manager Chris Hoiles playing for the Double-A Bowie Baysox in 1997, on injury rehab assignment with the Orioles.
And here's one where you can see his face. It's really him!