There is an APB in Avon Ohio for the head of Stomper the Bear. The Lake Erie Crushers’ mascot had it’s head stolen a couple of weeks ago and caused the beloved mascot to be absent from the Crushers final two home stands and the Frontier League playoffs. NewsNet5.com picks up the story below:
UPDATED: Stomper the Bear’s head has been returned according to the Crushers Facebook Page
Last week we told you about 69 year old former Houston Astros manager Hal Lanier’s new gig as manager of the Frontier League’s Normal Cornbelters. Well over the weekend he got tossed one batter into a game for arguing that his lead off hitter was hit by a pitch. The umpire disagreed, and Lanier exploded with the fury of a 20 year old. The video was shot by PA man Brett Myhres who you can follow on twitter @BrettMyhers
The Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League are likely the only team in the league to have a former National League Manager of the Year calling the shots. Hal Lanier is coaching the team at the ripe old age of 69. The former mid 1980’s Astros manager also played in the majors for San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. In the article Lanier talks about staying young through coaching baseball, instructing in the minor leagues at his age, and enjoying the life of a normal retiree from his Florida home in the off season.
Great promotion by the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League. Faced with afternoon games and temperatures in the 90’s, the Freedom, located just south of Cincinnati brought out this giant 30 foot tall inflatable water slide. Judging by the huge line in the video, the promotion was a great success.