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July 11, 2004:  Newark Bears News has been tracking your former Bears this summer, and presents this update for your enjoyment.  All statistics are as of July 11, 2004.


Jaime Navarro and Paul Esposito are playing for the Grosseto Prink in Italy.  Check out this news excerpt translated by Google from the original Italian:

After seven resumptions dominated from the launchers (no-hit for Saipe, three valid Navarro), the contest has been resolved in fact all?ottavo. The grossetani have been useful for an obvious decrease of Saipe (7.1rl, 3bv, 7so) - that it granted a single one to Ozuna, a double quantity to debuttante Esposito and a single one to Alagna - in order to mark two points.


Calvin Maduro is pitching for the Dutch team, Hcaw Mr Cocker, and is on the Dutch Olympic team!

July 4, 2004 - HCAW's starting pitcher Calvin Maduro gave up only one base hit in the six innings he pitched. The Aruban former Major Leaguer…struck out eight batters. 


Sharnol Adriana is on the Dutch national team, and Hensley "Bam-Bam" Meulens is bench coach.


Byron Batson is pitching for the Pensacola Pelicans of the independent Central League.

July 7, 2004 - Pensacola defeated the Edinburg Roadrunners for the fourth time in the second half with an 8-5 victory Tuesday night…. Byron Batson allowed just two runs on seven hits over six innings to get the win.


Jack Santora is with the Clearwater Threshers, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.


Joe Mathis is with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the independent Northern League.  Joe has hit 4 triples this season (tied for league lead), and scored 39 runs (third in the league).


Matt Wagner is retired from professional ball and working in Iowa. He pitches for the Grundy Center Gamecocks of the Iowa Valley amateur league.  Check out this nice article about Matt!


Pito Ramirez is retired from professional ball and working in New Jersey.


Ryan Minor, Alberto Castillo, Joe Matullo, Wil Quintana, and Damon Ponce de Leon are with the Atlantic City SurfRyan has hit 15 home runs. Damon has won seven games, leading the Surf. Alberto is 3-1.


Jimmy Hurst is batting .306 for the New Haven Cutters of the independent Northeast League, and Tim Keinath is 2-2 pitching for the Cutters, with an ERA of 3.54.


Jay LaFlair is with the New Jersey Jackals of the independent Northeast League.


Kris Kozlowski is with the Long Island DucksKris is 3-0 for the Ducks, with an ERA of 4.14.


Tom Hage is with the Camden RiversharksTom is batting .352 as a designated hitter for the Sharks.


Ramon Linares and Jason Torres are with the Pennsylvania Road Warriors.


Al Benjamin is batting .324 for the Nashua Pride.


Jose Lima is with the Los Angeles DodgersJose is 8-3 for the Dodgers, with an ERA of 4.32.


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