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Thursday, September 28, 2006

I don't think this is the sign of a dying franchise

NORTH SHORE NAMED ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Spirit Drew 102,649 Fans in 2006
September 28, 2006 - 4:48 PM
by: CanAm Administrator
DURHAM, NC--The Can-Am League announced today that the North Shore Spirit was selected as the Organization of the Year as voted upon by the eight league field managers and media representatives.

"As General Manager of the Spirit I am extremely proud that our staff was just awarded the highest honor in our league, Organization of the Year for 2006,” said Spirit Senior Vice President/General Manager Brent Connolly. “Each staff member in the Spirit family should be very proud of their individual accomplishments and know that we did it as a team. For that, I wish to thank each and everyone of them for the great job they did this past season!"

In 2006, North Shore ushered in 102,649 fans through the gates at Fraser Field, an average of 2,701. They claimed the league’s best overall record, winning both halves, and qualified for postseason play for the third time in the team’s four year existence. The Spirit as well earned Manager of the Year, Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year honors.

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Also, the Spirit put up their own expanded story about the honor, http://www.northshorespirit.com/news/ <~ here.

As has been mentioned, the Spirit have signed Zach Strong off waivers today. Zach Strong's a pretty good ballplayer, but it's definitely way too early to analyze player moves... remember last year when we thought we were going to have Heargraves and Jianetti? So I'll hold off on talking about that.

It looks like the Winter Meetings have concluded if they're issuing press releases. We shall see what we shall see.

7 comments:

benoit emond said...

joe -- i too am encouraged BUT, i read the website three times looking for a reference to next year and i can't find one. it might not mean anything ( i hope)--
but dammit if they know they are staying why don't they tell us???are they posturing while trying to deal with the city of lynn ???

I HOPE THAT WE FIND OUT SOON.

DaveCo said...

It is kind of nerve-racking that we don't positivly know if they're staying or going,but like I've said it looks positvie right now to me.....but let's look at the good!

The Spirit are the organization of the year! This is great because I don't think anyone else truely deserved the award this year other than us. Congrats to the players,workers and management on this accomplishment.

benoit emond said...

i must say that i am the reason that the spirit won organization of the year.

i want to say again that i think that acqiring zach strong today is meaningful -- if they were folding they wouldn't be adding players.

benoit emond said...

kansas is a strong track for roush racing so the picks for this week are:

1.GREG BIFFLE
2.JIMMY JOHNSON- great on 1.5 mile
tracks
3.MATT KENSETH
4.MARK MARTIN
5.TONY STEWART
6.ELLIOT SADLER
39.JEFF BURTON

benoit emond said...

SEE YOU AT THE BALLBARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NICE WAY TO START THE DAY.

average fan said...

When you are negotiations with a potential buyer, neither sides say a word. Hopefully the city of Lynn politicians are aware of the pluses that this team has brought them. They may be more willing to deal with who ever the ownership is, realizing a potential big loss for their city. The bottom line is to be blunt-it sucks and we have to sit around with a thumb up our ass hoping and praying for another fun summer.

benoit emond said...

my nascar picks are in the previos post -- jeff burton my ass.