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HOT STOVE WEEK

This Friday, January 11th the Syracuse Chiefs will hold their 47th Annual Hot Stove Dinner beginning at 5:30 PM at the Holiday Inn LIverpool.

The silent auction of great baseball memoribilia will run from 5:30-7:00 PM with items that include autographed baseballs, bats, jerseys and highlighted by a autographed Derek Jeter jersey compliments of Benefit Golf and Auctions.  All proceeds will benefit the Hillside of Family Agencies here in Syracuse.

The guest list includes former Chiefs manager and player and current Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick, Red Sox pitching great Bill Monbouquette, Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Scott Cassidy, Blue Jays Director of Canadian Scouting Kevin Briand and International League President Randy Mobley.

Local players also scheduled to appear include Steve Grilli, Mark Lukasiewicz, Jon Ratliff, Noah Hall, Frank DiPino, New Hampshire Pitching Coach Tom Signore, Syracuse Baseball Wall of Famer Frank Tepedino and LeMoyne College Baseball Coach Steve Owens.

Tickets are only $45 for adults and $20 for children.  You can call 315 474-7833 or stop by the Chiefs Offices during business hours (9 AM-5PM) to pick up your tickets.

BOBBY RICHARDSON COMES TO SYRACUSE

Former New York Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson will attend the 46th Annual Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Dinner at the Holiday Inn-Liverpool on Friday, February 2nd beginning at 5:30 PM.

Richardson, now 72, played 11 years with the Yankees 1956-66 and appeared in seven World Series.  He captured the 1960 World Series MVP honor when he drove in 13 runs against the Pirates.

The Dinner will also include new Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Chiefs outfielder Chad Mottola, Detroit Tigers 2006 World Series pitcher and Baldwinsville, NY native Jason Grilli and a bevy of former major league players including John Johnstone, Frank DiPino, Mike Barlow, Mark Lukasiewicz, Steve Grilli, Peter Hoy, Jon Ratliff,  Dunedin Blue Jays pitching coach Tom Signore, LeMoyne College AD **** Rockwell, LeMoyne College Head Coach Steve Owens, OCC Baseball Coach Bryan Gaal and others.

In addition the Chiefs will honor local high school athletes in softball and baseball and will award the Tom Higgins Bullpen Chief Award and the Jake Meyers Great Guy Award.

Tickets for the evening that will include dinner and a silent auction are only $45 for adults and $20 for children and are available at the Alliance Bank Stadium Executive Offices or on line at  www.syracusechiefs.com.

HOT STOVE DATE SET

The 2007 Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove will take place on Friday February 2nd, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Liverpool.  Tickets are only $45 ($20 for children) and are available at the Alliance Bank Stadium office. 

Chiefs manager Doug Davis will be on hand while local players Jason Grilli, Scott Cassidy and former players Frank DiPino, John Johnstone, Mark Lukasiewicz, Steve Grilli and Jon Ratliff will also attend.

In addition the Chiefs will honor four local athletes, High School and College, with the Pre-season Player of the Year Awards and their Annual Jake Myers Great Guy Award and Tom Higgins Bullpen Chief Award.

Check our blog and website for additional guest players that will be announced soon.

Thanks For Coming

It was great to see so many fans at the Stadium this past weekend at the Chiefs 1st Annual Memoribilia and Merchandise Sale.  Fans picked up some great bargains on cleats, jerseys, pants, helmets and much more.  But more importantly they were able to return to the stadium and talk baseball.  We appreciated all who stopped by and hope to have you all back again before the holidays…..Our good friend Bud Poliquin forgot to mention one former native Syracuse player Dave Giusti in his story on Saturday.  Giusti lived in Syracuse and attended N. Syracuse High School and later Syracuse University.  Dave appeared in the 1971 World Series with the Pirates and did not alllow a run in 5 innings in the Pirates Champioship season…..Kudos to LeMoyne College as they put on an outstanding show Friday night as they welcomed four new members into the Gold Wave Hall of Fame.  Sheila Doyle Lawrence ’96, Robert Tifft ’94, Ken King (Honorary) and former Chiefs pitcher Jon Ratliff ’94 were honored. Jon mentioned that he was thrilled to conclude his baseball career in Syracuse with the Chiefs.  Our own Anthony “Tex” Simone received the Rev. Vincent B. Ryan, S.J. Dolphin Award and thanked LeMoyne Athletic Director **** Rockwell for all his support over the years…..Is it me or did Fall come and go to fast.

THIS AND THAT

Former Chiefs players Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green and Chris Woodward will be on display this weekend as the New York Mets try to reach the World Series for only the 5th time in the club’s history….While the Tigers continue to roll in the ALCS…Our picks are Tigers vs Mets….The 10th Annual North Area Athletic Dinner will take place tonight (October 13th) at the Holiday Inn Liverpool.  Honorees include Chiefs Directors Doug Logan and Armand Magnarelli.  Tonights proceeds benefit Youth at Risk Programs in Onondaga County….Don’t forget that next weekend the Chiefs 1st Annual Merchandise and Memorbilia Sale at Alliance Bank Stadium.  The Stadium opens at 9:00 AM Saturday, October 21st – with bats, balls, jackets, caps, helmets, cleats all at reduced prices.  There will be candy for the kids, Hot dogs, cider, apples, batting practice on the field (weather permitting) and a visit by Scooch….And speaking of Scooch, he will be at the ONCENTER, on Saturday, October 14th for the Kinney Drugs Baby Expo at 12 noon….CLUB CHIEFS returns for another season beginning in November when the Chiefs open their indoor batting cages to area players and teams.  There are monthly and daily rates.  For more information on prices and times please call the Chiefs office at 474-7833….. More Cory Lidel irony, 2006 Chiefs infielder Ryan Roberts hit his first ML home run off Lidle back in August…..Next Friday, October 20th, LeMoyne College honors Chiefs COO and Vice President Tex Simone into their Gold Wave Hall of Fame with former Chiefs pitcher Jon Ratliff….Word out of Orlando, Florida, home of Chiefs icon Chad Mottola is that the Blue Jays have offered Chad a contract for the 2007 season…..Did anyone realize that eight Chiefs pitchers (Casey Janssen, Shawn Marcum, Ty Taubenhiem, Dustin McGowan, Francisco Rosario, Brian Tallet, Brandon League and Davis Romero) spent more days in the major leagues than in AAA-Syracuse in 2006.  Despite their call-ups that group won 19-games, and likely would have won a few more if they were not needed in Toronto this season…..Syracuse Crunch open their 2006-2007 season tonight.  Good Luck to Crunch players and Staff and to the hardest working GM in Minor League Hockey Jim Sarosy.  We will be there seated in section 21…..College Football prediction time…West Virgina 37 Orange 7…..Have a good weekend everyone,  see you next week when I’m sure the topic of grass at a baseball stadium near you will be a hot subject

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