Newark Bears pitching coach Ralph Citarella (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Newark Bears pitching coach Ralph Citarella (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The Newark Bears held winter tryouts this weekend, and over 50 aspiring players came out according to the team’s website.

Bears’ hitting coach Quentin Davis and pitching coach Ralph Citarella ran the tryout.

“I was surprised to hear (about Winter Tryouts),” said lefty pitcher Sean Hille. “I was practicing at a field, and a guy approached me and said they were holding an open tryout. I was surprised but I was also excited to get an opportunity, because you don’t really hear about tryouts like that in the winter–it’s normally in the spring. I had it in mind where I was just going to wait until the spring to tryout, but somebody told me about this and I jumped all over it.”

For more details, read the full account on the team’s website.

In other Can-Am League news, last week the Trois-Rivieres Aigles unveiled their logos and named former major league player Pete LaForest as the manager for their inaugural season.


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2 responses

  1. Freddy says:

    Do they have a manager for 2013?