February 26, 2007

Fonzie To The Ducks

Bob Herzog at Newsday, writes about Edgardo Alfonso and him moving over to the Independent League:

Add former Mets All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo to the flock of Ducks who see the Long Island team in the independent Atlantic League as a stepping stone back to the majors.

The popular infielder known as "Fonzie" yesterday was acquired by the Ducks in a trade with the Bridgeport Bluefish for first baseman Bucky Jacobsen and starting pitcher Pat Mahomes.

Alfonzo hopes to take the road successfully traveled by former Ducks Carlos Baerga and Bill Pulshiper and avoid the path taken by recent Ducks John Rocker and Juan Gonzalez, who failed in their comeback attempts."It's a good move because I think he can still play," new Ducks manager Dave LaPoint said by phone from his offseason home in Orlando. LaPoint managed

Alfonzo briefly last season at Bridgeport. "When you make a lot of money early in your career, sometimes it's hard to get motivated. But he's still got the tools. If a guy like that is going to play, why can't we have him?"

Atleast now I can take a 15 minute car ride to the Ducks Stadium in Centrail Islip and see one of the Met greats play.

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