I am Adam Zebrowski the Connecticut Tigers Radio Broadcaster. I take care of all gameday media such as; press releases, articles for the website, game notes, autograph sessions, and stat sacks for the coaching staff, and etc. I was an intern in 2012 and was asked to come back as the voice of the CT Tigers for the 2013 Season. It’s a dream come true and it is only the beginning.
In last night’s ball game the Lowell Spinners snuck a win past the CT Tigers 1-0. There was a pitcher’s duel through the first five innings. Spinners RHP Sergio Gomez was virtually unhittable as he pitched five scoreless innings while allowing one hit and striking out eight batters. Tigers LHP Alex Phillips did his part, pitching 4.2 innings while allowing no runs on three hits. After being scoreless through eight innings the Spinners went on to score the only run of the game. Following a walk to LF Kendrick Perkins, RHP Brett Huber found himself in a jam. Huber struck out the next batter 1B Nick Moore, but on the strike out Perkins reached second following a stolen base. Perkins came around to score in the following at bat after Tigers 2B Dominic Ficociello threw wide right to the first base bag and allowed RF Williams Jerez to reach second on the error. The Tigers threatened in ninth after RF Casey Coffman led off the bottom of the inning with a single. 1B Patrick Leyland laid a sacrifice bunt down that allowed Coffman to reach second. Spinners winning pitcher RHP Jonathan Aro settled down to retire DH Dustin McAlpine and Ficociello on strikeouts to end the game.
Join us for tonight’s ball game when the Spinners and Tigers wrap up their two-game series at Dodd Stadium. Tonight is dollar dog night sponsored by Kayem. Every Tuesday home game all Kayem hot dogs are one dollar during the 2013 season. It is also Tuesday Night Senior Night sponsored by PierceCare: Independent, Assisted, Nursing & Rehab Care. Every Tuesday home game, each Senior Citizen (60+) ticket purchased at the Dodd Stadium box office or over the phone is 50% off. It also comes with a voucher redeemable for a FREE bottled Pepsi product courtesy of PierceCare.
The Connecticut Tigers recently donated some leftover food from the 2012 season to the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich. The leftover breads and various meats helped the more the 180 households per week that receive assistance from the pantry.
Corrine Kelly directs Tigers’ staff members delivering food to the pantry.
The Connecticut Tigers ownership and staff would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!
With less than a week left in the Arizona Fall League, “Tale of the Tigers” sat down with 2011 and 2012 Athletic Trainer T.J. Obergefell, who spent the AFL season with the Mesa Solar Sox. T.J. spoke about his daily duties and what it’s like dealing with the top prospects in baseball.
TOTT: How did you get this job?
TJ: The organization puts out a voicemail every year. I threw my name out there very late. My boss left his position and the trainer that was originally scheduled to come out here filled the position the vacant position in our organization. My name came up and I was happy to do it.
TOTT: With less than a week left, what has the experience been like?
TJ: The talent out here is very good. All number one prospects, guys knocking on the door of the big leagues. From a training standpoint, it’s been easier. If a player gets hurt, the organization he comes from is supposed to replace him. We’ll just ship the player out. No rehab is done on site. We have players from five different organizations: the Tigers, Orioles, Dodgers, Cubs and Astros. The other trainer (with the Solar Sox) is from the Orioles. Each trainer deals with his own guys and the Cubs and Dodgers have facilities nearby so the only organization we have to coordinate with is the Astros.
TOTT: What are your daily duties?
TJ: We get here early before the games because players do a pre-game lift and deal with the nagging injuries in order to try and keep them on the field. There are no strength and conditioning coaches so we lead the team stretch and because there are two of us, we can give the players a little more attention.
TOTT: What has it been like working with (the Tigers’ number one prospect) Nick Castellanos?
TJ: Nick is very good. He’s matured a lot the last couple of years. He wants to get better and this is where he needs to be.
TOTT: The Tigers were nice enough to bring in many of their minor league employees to Detroit for the World Series. How awesome was that experience?
TJ: Every time we make it to the World Series, every full-time staff member gets tickets to the home games and their travel covered. The whole experience was bittersweet. Losing the way we did definitely hurt. You feel like a fan but you way more invested because you know all the guys on the team personally.
TOTT: Are you excited to get back to Lakeland following the AFL season?
As you can see from the photos, things are normal here at Dodd Stadium in the aftermath of Sandy. Fortunately there were no power outages here at the stadium and absolutely no damage. Aside from some water on field, you would have idea that our beautiful ballpark endured one of the most brutal storms in modern history.
We know times are tough for many of you. From businesses running on generators and cell power to the thousands of people without power across the state, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Connecticut for a speedy recovery!
Tonight the 2012 season ends for the Connecticut Tigers and it’s been a wonderful ride from here in the radio booth. From ups and downs, winning and losing streaks to watching the development of such prospects as Danry Vasquez to the emergence of such good young starting pitchers as Edgar De La Rosa and Endrys Briceno, 2012 has been a fun and interesting ride.
Here’s to one final broadcast. I’ll join you at 6:50 tonight.
That was the total attendance for last night’s game. The Tigers would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who attended last night’s game. It is because of you that the Tigers had the largest crowd in their franchise history.
This is proof of what a great market Norwich is. We want to keep things going for our final weekend with the “CT the Tiger” Bobble Head give away tonight. I look forward to seeing you at Dodd this evening. If not, I’ll talk to you on the radio at 6:50 p.m.