February 2, 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective
- The Sugar Land Skeeters have announced a special ticket package honouring the great Jackie Robinson. The Skeeters are offering a $42 Mini Plan ($62 value) and was released on January 31, 2014, which would've been Jackie Robinson's 95 birthday.
- Let there be light. The Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League are getting lights, according to the team website. The state of the art lights are going to make a lot of people happy which include the high school team, the Men's League and Tao Youth Baseball.
- KTIV.com reports that the Sioux City Explorers have signed third baseman Mark Sobolewski. Sobolewski was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Miami. In his two years at Miami, Sobeloewski hit 16 home runs, and drove in 116, while leading them to the CWS Final 8 and #4 in the nation in 2008. In six professional seasons, he sports .255 career average with 46 big flies and 239 RBI. The 27-year-old spent four years with the Jays' organization making it up to AAA and split last two years with the Twins AA and AAA squads.
- The Schaumburg Boomers have announced that the contract of shortstop Gerard Hall has been sold to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hall spent the first three years of his professional career with the Kansas City Royals. His best season came in 2011 when he made it to High A Wilmington. He batted a career high .264 with 29 RBI and 21 doubles. Hall's first game with the Boomers was historic. He recorded the first hit in franchise history! 2012 was shortened because of injury, but he came back with a vengeance in 2013 batting .273. Hall also developed a power stroke, belting 10 home runs and coming second on the team in RBI with 51.