It may be the slowest time of the year for Revolution news, but we still have plenty to post here in case you missed it during the season. As we did last year, we’ll be posting a different column at the beginning of each week from the past season of the York Revolutionary Times in case you missed an issue at the ballpark.
Memories Forever “Etch”ed
In his first 50 seasons of professional baseball, four had the ultimate ending for Andy Etchebarren. Just ask his friends and family.
By Paul Braverman
Champagne and beer flew wildly around the Revolution clubhouse in the late afternoon of Sunday, October 2, 2011, after the York Revolution defeated the Long Island Ducks 6-3 at Sovereign Bank Stadium, clinching their second consecutive Atlantic League Championship three games to one. The usually vociferous Andy Etchebarren had already retreated to the cozy confines of the manager’s office, after briefly addressing the team.
York Daily Record sports writer Steve Navaroli, who often covers the Revolution on weekends because Jim Seip refuses to come to the ballpark, was diagnosed with throat cancer during the past season. However, Steve continued to work through the diagnosis.
While Steve covers the Revolution and Penn State Football, he is best known for his work on high school sports in York County, and is embraced by the areas athletes and coaches. Some local high school athletes have taken it on themselves to sell “Navaroli Nation” t-shirts, with the proceeds going to help Steve with his medical bills.
To order your t-shirt, please e-mail email@example.com or visit their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/436223509746697/
And, check out this video they made: