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SCRAPPERS NOTEBOOK From Cafaro Field



Published: Wed, August 22, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Major league connections: The Brooklyn coaching staff is a story in itself. The manager is Edgar Alfonzo, whose younger brother, Edgardo Alfonzo, is an all-star second baseman with the New York Mets. Bobby Ojeda, Brooklyn's pitching coach, totaled a 115-98 record as a pitcher in the major leagues with the Mets, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. And hitting coach Howard Johnson had a 14-year major league career, mostly with the New York Mets. In 1987, he and Darryl Strawberry became the first teammates to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases, and Johnson's 36 home runs set a National League record for a switch hitter. He played third base and shortstop throughout his career.

Off the field: The Cyclones also have some notoriety behind the microphone. Warner Fusselle is the team's radio broadcaster. He's most known for hosting the television program, "This Week in Baseball."

Second star: Scrappers pitcher Doug Lantz wasn't the only player who impressed manager Dave Turgeon. "My player of the game besides Lantz is [shortstop Bryce] Uegawachi," Turgeon said. "He turned a couple of double plays no one else turns. He made every play."

Injury update: Scrappers catcher Brad Guglielmelli left the game in the first inning after straining his lower back, Turgeon said. Angel Bastardo, who was activated from the disabled list Monday, replaced Guglielmelli and worked well with Lantz.

League's best: Brooklyn, a first-year organization and a New York Mets affiliate, began the four-game series with the best record (44-17) in the New York-Penn League. The Cyclones sit atop the McNamara Division.

-- Brian Richesson




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