By Rodger M. Wood
Stephen Strasberg may have left town but lots of good baseball fun is still happening at Harrisburg the remainder of 2010 season.
Almost major league standards after major renovations this past winter, Commerce Bank Park is hardly recognizable. Fans can enjoy the game sitting in the left field bleachers, picnicking along the left field line, or in luxury boxes behind home plate with buffet food for the price of the seat.
Families can picnic along the Susquehanna River, ride the train around the island, hit in batting cages, take a boat excursion, ride the merry go round, and still make it in time to see a ball game and do more new fun things inside the ball park.
While Stephen Strasberg and Drew Storen have advanced to Triple A – Syracuse,
BA #14 Nationals minor league prospect, 6-6 RHP Brad Meyers has returned to the Senators mound to pitch good ball in early outings and may just make lots of fans remember his name down the road too before the season is over.
BA #6 Chris Marrero is playing at 1B, BA #5 Danny Espinosa at SS, BA #12 LHP Aaron Thompson, and BA #27 RHP Jeff Mandel are in the pitching rotation. Put savvy veterans, catcher Sean Rooney, 1B/OF Bill Rheinhard, 3B Offilio Castro, hard hitting OF Leonard Davis, OF Marvin Lowrance, and 2B Michael Martinez in the lineup with them and you have a good ball team.
Harrisburg’s coaching staff, manager Randy Knorr, pitching coach, Randy Tomlin, batting coach, Troy Gingrich, and strength coach Tony Rogowski are one of the best in minor league baseball.
The 2010 Harrisburg Senators photo folder was taken at Harrisburg’s games against New Britain, April 16 and April 18th, Reading April 21st, and Altoona May 4th.