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Atlantic League experiments with three-ball walk and two-strike foul out

By: Devon Teeple

Come April 18, the Atlantic League is really going to test the waters. These changes are not yet implemented league wide, though the proposed experiment will be for all to see in a game against the Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish.

The league's Pace of Play initiative is, in all fairness, meant to make the game more enjoyable for fans. To cut down on all the things that slow the pace of the game, these great baseball minds want the fans to come to the ballpark and enjoy their time. They don't want people bogged down by delays. They want a fast-paced sporting event that truly showcases the talent of the athletes. If that means tweaking the rules and upsetting the historical balance, so be it. With that being said, it's not meant to disrupt the integrity of the game. Everyone has to adapt to keep up with the times, it doesn't mean changing your whole persona, only a minor change here and there.


Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution want Ryan Howard

By: Devon Teeple

Independent baseball never ceases to amaze. They don't get the credit they deserve for the product they put on the field, hundreds of their players have taken it to the next level, and their promotions will give any marketing company a run for their money.

The York Revolution aren't any different. Founded in 2006, York has been one of the best teams in all of Independent baseball claiming the league championship twice (2010, 2011). Not only are they a success on the field, but also at the turnstile. The Revolution average nearly 4,000 per game and were one of only three Atlantic League teams that saw an increase in attendance over the 2013 numbers (13,325).


Eric Patterson has taken his Indy game to a whole other level

By: Devon Teeple

Eric Patterson is not a big name in the baseball world. He's one of those journeyman traveller types that goes year to year appearing in about 50-90 games, does a decent job when he's in there, but never really gets credit for the job he's doing.

Patterson was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 2004 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut in 2007 after putting up terrific numbers in the minors, including batting at a .297 clip at Triple A Iowa. He belted 14 home runs while driving in 65. He also stole 24 bases. He appeared in seven games with the Cubs that year hitting .250. From there his career consisted of bouncing from the minors to the big club despite a .295 career average in over 450 games in Triple A.


Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Champion moves on, Colabello's the odd man out

By: Devon Teeple

Ottawa Champions' Elias signs with D-Backs

Only a few short months after signing with the Ottawa Champions, Ethan Elias has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alberta native Elias, was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Grand Trunk High school. Elias spent the first three years of his professional career working up to A ball within the Cubs organization. His best season came in 2012 when he went 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA in 30 innings. He struck out 22 while walking only six. In his first independent league season with the Normal CornBelters, Elias appeared in 19 games, surrendering 49 hits in 58 innings and striking out 66.

 


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Multiple Indy leagues looking for talent
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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Sonoma's new team and Kalamar's changing leagues
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The GM's Perspective thanks you for an amazing 2014!
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