Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last of 15, Biscuit Voice Changes, Willie Mays Night



BISCUITS VOICE CHANGES
While no formal announcement has been made, I am confident in saying that one of the most noticeable changes with the Biscuits next year will be heard more than seen. Chris Adams-Wall will take over play by play announcing on the radio from Aaron Vargas.

What basis do I have?
This:
Also that Aaron V's twitter profile no longer has anything related to Biscuits, but he does mention that he is engaged. Also, Aaron no longer appears on the Biscuits website. A sure sign of change.
So, hey, say "Hello!" to the new voice of the Skitz!


THANKS TO YOU
Just have a few notes to share before the calendar flips, but first I wanted to thank everyone for a fantastic 2015. It was a great season to watch Biscuit baseball as Montgomery made it back to the postseason for just the third  fourth time in the last 35 years or so. A lot of people helped out with the blog, supported and encouraged, answered questions, made it a lot of fun and didn't even once throw a punch at me. 

Thanks to you all, I know we are looking forward to 2016 being even better!



WAHOOS COACHES
The Pensacola Wahoos announced their field staff, manager Pat Kelly returns to skipper the 'Cola's. Kelly is currently busy heading the Indios de Mayaguez to the Puerto Rican league playoffs.


Attending the pitching coach duties for P'cola will be Danny Darwin, the former bigleaguer known as "Dr.Death" is back in the SL after five seasons away. Darwin coached for the Suns and Lookouts previously, now he replaces Jeff Fassero who moves to a roving gig with the Reds.

As hitting coach the 'Hoos will employ Alex Pelaez for the third straight campaign.


COACHES DINNER
Every January there is a high school coaches assoc dinner here in Montgomery, this year the keynote speaker will be Fred McGriff. Its a great event held at the RSA Activity Center and I suggest you look into attending!

 EX-SKITZ SIGNS
Former Biscuit Alex Torres signed a minor league deal with the Braves.




WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

Coming in 2016 the blog will introduce a handy new stat to rate Southern League teams at a glance, better coverage of the other TB Rays affiliates, LOTS more history, much deeper Biscuits team info, better quality original photos, rarer historic Montgomery adverts, better road coverage of the Biscuits, guest columns and lots more!



Such as:
Remember that time Willie Mays and Larry Doby played at Paterson Field in an MLB All Star Game?  It was Willie Mays Night at Paterson Field!

3 comments:

Bubba-36109 said...

Happy New Year! I enjoy your blog, keep it up! See you opening day if not sooner!

William Lee Coleman III said...

With the coaches dinner, does the feature speaker usually sign and what other MLB players will be present?

Dr.Miraculous said...

At the ones I have attended, the feature speaker did sign but it wasn't a guarantee. Higher level VIP tables did get that guarantee though, as well as a photo op and other goodies. I always sit in the cheap seats!

Not sure who else will be there this year, in the past there was a table with four or five local MLB guys signing before the dinner. If I learn who the others are, I will share the info here!