Opening Day 2012 Roundup
Happy Opening Day Revolution fans. While the Revs won’t open Sovereign Bank Stadium for the regular season until Tuesday, they begin the journey toward what would be an unprecedented third straight Atlantic League championship in Sugar Land, TX, in the Skeeters first ever game at Constellation Field.
We’ve been sifting through all the Sugar Land media links all day, and here are our favorites, the ballpark looks great (some similarities to Lancaster) and it’s an exciting time for the league.
Beat writer John Walk of The York Dispatch wrote this piece, accompanied by a great video from the Dispatch’s Randy Flaum, who interviewed Skeeters President/GM Matt O’Brien, who used to serve in the same capcity for the Revolution. The video contains some great images of Constellation Field.
From the Houston Chronicle, some interesting thoughts from Opening Day Partners Chairman and Atlantic League Vice President Peter Kirk on the Sugar Land ballpark and the future of the Atlantic League.
This column from Baseball America examines where the Atlantic League has been, and where it’s going with the addition of the Skeeters. More good comments from Peter Kirk, and Atlanic League Executive Director Joe Klein.
Eric Menzer, Neil Fortier, John Gibson, Reed Gunderson and of course Darrell Henry are in Sugar Land for the opening. They’ve been sending us some good photos back, and we started an album on our facebook page. Check that out here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150720316118432.404847.6792608431&type=1
As we gear up for another season, here are some good twitter follows for the Revs front office: Darrell and Paul will be tweeting live before and during each game. Darrell is @RevsPBP, Paul is @PaulBraverman. The same goes for the team account, @yorkrevolution. Follow that one to occasionally win prizes during home games as well. Add President/GM Eric Menzer, @emenzer. Neil Fortier is also on twitter, follow him at @RevsVP.
And for you smartphone users, the Revolution have unveiled their mobile app for Android. It’s free so search for “York Revolution” in the market. Don’t worry iPhone users, the Revs app for Apple is coming but roughly a couple weeks away. We’ll let you know when it’s out.