Wayne Franklin, Daryl Harang, Sean Stidfole, Jason Aspito and Val Majewski are among the names coming back to York in 2013. Well, for one day anyway. The Revs revealed plans for this year’s 2013 Fan Fest event slated for April 13 at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
The 2013 Revolution squad will play an exhibition game against several Atlantic League alums.
Joining the names above on the alumni team will be pitcher Eric Ackerman, catcher Kevin Kotch, infielders Rayner Bautista, Travis Hake and current Revs’ third base coach Enohel Polanco. Also on the alumni team will be outfielder Justin Singleton and infielders Matt Hagen, Vito Chiaravalloti, Matt Cavagnaro and Matt Padgett.
For an alumni team, the list of players is pretty impressive when you consider all the parameters that go into finding guys willing to play on this one day. And from what I’ve been told, Revs’ play-by-play man Darrell Henry is responsible for that. So, shout out to DH on a bang up job.
Another interesting tidbit are the jerseys the alumni team will be wearing. The jerseys feature a logo from every Atlantic League team, past and present, with current franchise logos on the front and former franchise logos on the back. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the free event.
For more information on the event, including who will manage the alumni team, the time gates open, a special pre-game autograph session and country music concert, click here.
President’s Day: Speaking of Atlantic League alumni, check out former Somerset Patriots’ play-by-play man Adam Amin in this get-up on President’s Day while calling a college hoops game for ESPN. It caught the eye (or ire?) of Deadspin.com, but only because sideline reporter Joe Lunardi dressed as Ben Franklin for the event (I know. I had to hit myself in the head, too, when I realized Franklin was never the POTUS). Amin left the Patriots following the 2011 season to call various sports for ESPN. This makes me wonder…should Darrell Henry do something similar calling a Revs’ game on the Fourth of July? I mean, he wouldn’t be alone in the attire. Cannonball Charlie dresses like that for EVERY home game.Read More