CAMBRIDGE (EP) The Ed Sox are scheduled to begin the 2006 Fall Frostbite League campaign against the Sultans of Stomp at Daisy Field in Jamaica Plain. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
The Ed Sox are coming off of a 1 and 5 season, but Ed Sox general manager and skipper Ed Mason made several deals in the offseason in hopes of boosting the teams fortunes.
The Ed Sox big free agent signings include outfielders Chris Cammett and Patrick Curley and shortfielder/infielder Heather Watkins. Outfielder Anne Slinn, another offseason signing, is on the disabled list but is expected to play in Week Two.
Mason also came to terms with 2005 holdout outfielder/shortstop Brad Zollner. Zollner won a $1.5 million contract for 2006, the largest ever handed out by the Ed Sox, but it was completely absorbed by fines levied against Zollner for sitting out the previous season.
Mason announced the resigning of several key Ed Sox from last season, including pitcher/outfielder Paul Luevano, infielder/pitcher Michael Keefe, outfielder/infielder/webmaster Ted Young, infielder Teresa Wu, infielder/outfielder Dan Stachurski, pitcher Donna Barry, infielder/ shortfielder Linda Mason, and outfielder Tim Farrell.
However, infielder/outfielders Tom Atwood and Tammy Atwood were suspended indefinitely for violating the team's anti-fraternizing rule and then having a baby.
In an unrelated move, two-month old Camden Atwood has been assigned to the Ed Sox rookie league team in Sarasota.
Mason also announced the promotion of Keefe, his longtime assistant on and off the field, to bench coach.
The Ed Sox broke camp last week, ending a successful one-week spring training in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts.
Members of Ed Sox Nation are encouraged to attend the season opener and meet for drinks afterwards, to show why the Ed Sox are the funnest team in the Boston Ski and Sports Club.
Rain is expected, so please check the BSSC web site for cancellation.
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