ATL Week in Review 3/18 - 3/24

Here's our weekly wrap up of what happened in the Atlantic League this past week called "ATL Week in Review."


Sunday, March 18, 2012
Happy Birthday to QuackerJack! - Happy 12th Birthday to the Long Island Duck's Mascot, QuackerJack!

Monday, March 19, 2012 
Corey Thurman Re-Signs With York For 5th Season! - Corey Thurman has re-signed with the York Revolution for the 2012 season...more

Baseball Card Set Review: 2001 Somerset Patriots - Multi-Ad Sports produced a 30-card team set for Somerset in 2001. Printed on thin, non-gloss cardstock, the fronts feature a mix of game action and candid photos. The backs are printed in black and white, with red highlights, and include biographical information and recent statistics...more

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ducks Release Promotional ScheduleSome of the highlights include fourteen Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza games and  four different bobbleheads give-a-ways ("Whistle Guy," QuckerJack, Rich Hoffman, and Bud Harrelson)...more

Blue Crabs Top 25 Promotions for 2012, #15 - #11! - The Blue Crabs will be announcing the Top 25 promotions for the season in a five part series on their website...more

Patriots Announce Fan Fest, Spring Training Schedule - The Somerset Patriots will hold a free Fan Fest event at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 14th from noon to 3 p.m. Manager Sparky Lyle and some Patriots players will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. The Flemington Neshanock and the Elizabeth Resolutes will play a baseball game according to 1880s rules and using equipment appropriate to that era...more

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
R.J. Rodriguez Returns To York - Rodriguez will be entering his third season with the Revolution. Over the last two seasons as the Rev's closer he's posted a 5-6 record with 18 saves and a 3.09 ERA, and was major of part of the Rev's bullpen during their back-to-back championships...more 

Patriots Sign Bynum, Rundgren and Santangelo - The Somerset Patriots have signed infielders Freddie Bynum and Rex Rundgren, as well as catcher Lou Santangelo for the 2012 season...more

Skeeters Sign Five More, Including Gary Majewski And Heath Phillips - The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced the singing of pitchers Gary Majewski, Heath Phillips, and Sean Morgan as well as catcher Colt Morton and infielder Ofilio Castro on Wednesday...more

Ducks Will Not Raise Ticket Prices! - The Ducks have announced that they will keep the cost of their ticket prices the same as last season...more

Sean Morgan On Signing With Skeeters - Here's what Sean Morgan told ATL Baseball Blog about signing with the Sugar Land Skeeters...more

Thursday, March 22, 2012
York Signs Jake Stevens and James Houser - he York Revolution announced on Thursday that they have signed left-hand pitchers Jake Stevens and James Houser for the 2012 season...more

Barnstormers Sign Former MLBers Durbin And Rundles - The Lancaster Barnstormers have signed J.D. Durbin and Rich Rundles for the 2012 season...more

Revolution and Ducks swap Nelson and Thon - The York Revolution have traded infielder Bryant Nelson to the Long Island Ducks for first baseman Freddie Thon...more

Quack! Ducks Sign Garko, Nelson And Ortiz - The Long Island Ducks announced on Thursday that they have signed Ryan Garko, Bryant Nelson and Wilberto Ortiz for 2012 season. Earlier in the day, the Ducks traded the rights of Freddie Thon to the York Revolution for Bryant Nelson...more

LI Ducks Blog: Ducks Projected Lineup - Here's my projection on what the Ducks opening day lineup will look like...more

LI Ducks Blog: Bryant Nelson On Coming Back to Long Island - We caught up with Bryant Nelson and asked him about signing with the Ducks and here's what he had to say...more

Friday, March 23, 2012
Bluefish Sign Daryl Jones - Daryl Jones was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round (102nd overall) of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He played four seasons in the Padres organization, compiling 21 home runs...more

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ducks Individual Game Tickets On Sale Today(3/24)! - "A carnival-like atmosphere will descend upon Bethpage Ballpark, with many fun-filled activities and special guests scheduled throughout the morning. Newly added guest stars Mario and Luigi of Super Mario Bros. fame will be on hand to take pictures with fans, courtesy of Play-N-Trade Video Games"...more

Bluefish Individual Game Tickets Go On Sale Today(3/24)! - "A fun and fan-friendly atmosphere will surround The Ballpark at Harbor Yard during this special event. Boar’s Head will be on hand to serve all guests hamburgers, hot dogs, and Italian sausage, which are some of the new concession items that will be sold in the ballpark this season. SBC will also be in attendance to provide a craft beer sampling"...more

Former Somerset Patriot Starts Community Fundraising Website With Youth Sports Emphasis - Mashable's Kate Freeman wrote about a new online fundraising website due to launch next week called SimpleWayToFundraise that aims to help youth sports teams raise funds for equipment or travel to tournaments...more

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