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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Atlantic League has what MLB wants

By: Devon Teeple

The Atlantic League continues to show they have the goods that other teams need.

Tim Gustafson, a veteran of eight professional years, was signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Gustafson was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 9th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Georgia Institute of Technology. During his career, he's done it all in the minor league game. The starter, who converted into a reliever for the Bridgeport Bluefish this year, has appeared in over 236 games through all levels of the minor leagues. His 4.80 career ERA won't turn any heads, but he seemingly figured it out this year, putting together the best year of his career, statistically. In 57 games he went 2-5 with a 2.39 ERA. He struck out 71 in 64 innings, walking 19. Gustafson is another player using the Indy leagues as a stepping-stone, something not lost on Bluefish general manager, Jamie Toole.

“We’re ecstatic to see Tim receive this opportunity,” says Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole. “He is the perfect example of a comeback story in the Atlantic League. We hope he has success with the Orioles organization.” 


Jerry Trupiano: Longtime broadcaster sits down with The GM's Perspective

By: Devon Teeple

The GM’s Perspective: You’ve called games for every major sport for 40 years. That is very impressive. What’s the first thing to come to mind when you think about it?

Jerry Trupiano: I started out doing hockey. It’s funny; you get labeled in this business. Early on I was a hockey guy then I started doing games in the NBA, and I was a basketball guy. After, I went to the NFL and became a football guy, then I started doing baseball games and I became a baseball guy. If you had to put a label on me, it would have been a baseball guy. That would be the one I’m most proud of.

GMs: I guess the first question I should ask for people who aren’t familiar with your background is, what got you into the broadcasting?

JT: I knew at nine years old what I wanted to do. I grew up in St. Louis and we had the greatest broadcast crew ever put together. All three are in the broadcast wing of the Hall of Fame: Harry Caray, Jack Buck, and Joe Garagiola. I would play whiffle ball in my backyard and I would hit a home run. As I hit it I’d call it like Harry Caray. The guys enjoyed it, and it sort of put a bug in my mind. I would also sit in my room when games were on TV and I would practice. Later on I got a job at the university radio station while I was at St. Louis University. As a matter of fact, this week in Sports Illustrated (September, 2014), there’s a great article on K M O X Radio. Before there was an ESPN here in the states, you could pick up that station in 44 of the 50 states.


Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Ottawa makes first moves in franchise history

By: Devon Teeple

The Ottawa Champions, who are one of the new franchises in the Can-Am League beginning play in 2015, made their first roster moves in club history. According to theOttawa Citizen, their singings include outfielder Tim Alberts, infielder Ryan Lashley and right-handed pitcher Derrick Miramontes. All three players were acquired for cash.


Sergeant Dan Rose featured on WWE SmackDown

By: Devon Teeple

Baseball is my primary focus on The GM's Perspective, but sometimes there are some stories so inspirational that I can't help but publish it.

For years, World Wrestling Entertainment has been a staunch supporter of the US Armed Forces. WWE Tribute For The Troops has been going on since Christmas of 2003 as a way of honoring the men and women who serve to protect their country on a daily basis. 



Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Two new teams and KC picks up MVP
November 06, 2014 5:34 AM

Fury Jury and Cowboy Cerrone slated for January 3 in Las Vegas
October 31, 2014 5:50 PM

Former Met is your Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year
October 29, 2014 5:44 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Bridgeport gets All-Star Game, former Blue Jay prospect is Can-Am's best
October 20, 2014 7:57 AM

Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way
October 18, 2014 8:11 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: A new Pirate and the Indy's speed it up
October 13, 2014 7:19 AM

Shawn Hill: The common man defines perseverance
October 10, 2014 9:42 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Game-Winning Jacks and Aces
October 05, 2014 8:31 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance records and Blasters emerging
October 01, 2014 9:35 PM

Former Blue Jay Eric Thames makes his own opportunities
September 28, 2014 9:56 PM

Jury KO's Gomi in 92 seconds, puts UFC on high-alert
September 24, 2014 10:30 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Best of the Best, D-Backs and Bling
September 23, 2014 9:13 PM

UFC's Eddie "Truck" Gordon is an inspiration to those that dare to dream
September 16, 2014 3:39 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Pace of Play Initiative releases results
September 14, 2014 8:00 PM

UFC’s Myles Jury wants to be the best in the world
September 07, 2014 1:22 PM

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