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WAYNE LYDON/ADRIAN BURNSIDE UPDATE

From the off-season free agent market, 2006 Chiefs outfielder Wayne Lydon recently signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals (Columbus -AAA) for the 2007 season.  Lydon led the Chiefs with 12 triples, 28 stolen bases and 80-runs scored last season.  He was offered a contract to play in Syracuse again in 2007, but decided on Washington.  For more on Wayne Lydon’s decision to go to Washington listen to INSIDE PITCH on ESPN RADIO 1260 AM, Saturday, November 11th at 9:00 AM as Bob McElligott and Chiefs GM John Simone talk to Blue Jays Director of Player Development **** Scott.  Also on the Show are MLB Executive Vice President of Operations Jimmie Lee Solomon and Chiefs President Don Waful, a Veteran of WWII discuss what Veterans Day means to him.

The Chiefs also lost lefthanded pitcher Adrian Burnside to the San Diego Padres (Portland – AAA) for the 2007 season.  Burnside spent the past two seasons in Syracuse.  Last year, he was placed on the disabled list June 1st and although he returned to the mound a month later, pitched in only 8-games over the final 3-months. 

The Blue Jays are busy contacting minor league free agents and hope to announce their signings for the 2007 season soon.

WEEKEND UPDATE

Hope you had a chance to hear “Inside Pitch” our new weekly talk show devouted to baseball in Central New York.  Our host Bob McElligott did a great job for the first show with guest Jason and Steve Grilli who offered their insights on a majical season in Detriot.  Chiefs GM and co-host John Simone brought us up-to-date on what really happened with the working agreement changes in the I.L. and explained  that the team will play on either field turf or grass in 2007 or as late as 2008.  The decision will be that of Onondaga County and the County Legislature. MLB Executive Jimmie Lee Solomon was unable to hook up with us this week due to his duties at the World Series, but will be a guest on next weeks show to talk about the recently announced agreeement with the players association for another 5 years….Syracuse Crunch took two home games this weekend and after a terrible start they seem to be on track to compete against a tough conference…..Red Auerbach passed away on Saturday and with him so did much of the Celtic pride.  Former Chifs infielder Danny Ainge, one of Auerbachs favorites was brought in a ew years ago to restore the team.  Hopefully, Danny can rekindle Red’s spirit and bring the Celtics back.

THIS AND THAT

The Tigers need to win tonight or the season is over.   Let’s hope it goes seven to extend the baseball season for a few more days….Is it me or did the national media make a major case out of Kenny Rogers pine tar incident.  Not that we have any knowledge of wrong doing with pitchers in the minor leagues, but has anyone ever looked at or touched a catchers shin guard or chest protector and wondered why its sticky??? And if Tony LaRussa makes a major case out of it, wouldn’t that prevent his pitchers from doing the same?  Even our own Bud Poliquin had to be schooled by Steve Grilli on radio this week on what he did back in the 70′s…..Minor league free agents were announced this week and the Blue Jays have 19 players eligable.  Names of interest who could play elsewhere include Mike MaHoney, Luis Figueroa, Wayne Lydon, Ben Howard, Rodney Ormond, Adrian Burnside and Kevin Barker. Figueroa would like to return in 2007.  Lydon and Barker might move on.  Next week we will publish players we might want to see in Syracuse that are available….”Inside Pitch” airs tomorrow (Saturday October 28th) at 9:00 AM on ESPN Radio 1260 AM.  Guest include Tigers pitcher Jason Grilli and Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Baseball Operation Jimmie Lee Solomon from the commissioners office.  We will also have time to talk World Series, hopefully game 6, turf vs grass, and major league affiliations…..Inside Pitch is also the lead in for Syracuse University vs Louisville pre-game show hosted by Matt Park…Our weekly Football prediction Syracuse 17 Cincinnati 16……Pop Warner football invades Alliance Bank Stadium this weekend.  Friday-Sunday over 12 games will be played by area Pop Warner teams….Have a great Weekend….

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