January 04, 2007

New Manager for Zephyrs

At Our Sports Central,they write about the The New Orleans Zephyrs and the announcement of their new manager:

Oberkfell will be in New Orleans on January 17th as part of the 'Meet the Mets' cocktail reception that will be held from 7PM - 9PM at Pat O'Brien's (718 St. Peter St.). Tickets for the event at $30 for an individual and $100 for a group of four, and will be open to all fans 21 years and older. Also attending the reception will be Mets starting catcher Paul Lo Duca, former Mets star Howard Johnson, Director of Minor League Operations Adam Wogan and Mets mascot Mr. Met.

2007 will be Oberkfell's seventh season with the New York Mets organization. Prior to joining the Zephyrs, Oberkfell, 50, spent the two previous seasons (2005-06) as the manager of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in the International League. Oberkfell led the Tides to an International League South Division title in 2005 and was named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America. Oberkfell has compiled a 701-698 record as a manager in 10 years as the skipper. Before joining the Mets organization, he spent four years as a manager in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

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