Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pluta and Bodisbaugh released

Photo courtesy Christian Stewart
Both Victoria Seals pitchers signed at the end of the 2010 season have been abruptly released by their respective major league organizations. Approximately two weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox released Chris Bodisbaugh after only two appearances in their minor-league camp. Recently, the most loyal reader of the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog (Tyler) has informed us that Anthony Pluta has been let go by the Los Angeles Angels.

Given their performance last year, both players should have no trouble catching on with an independent league team. We at the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog wish Bodi and Pluta all the best in the future.

By the way, if you can provide us with additional information on these two situations (or the status of other former Victoria Seals) then please leave a comment to this blog post.

Seal Blubber Bits
  • Terrence McClain leaves for Italy on April 5th to join the North East Knights of the Italian Baseball League. If you would like to follow T-Mac's new team, you can go to their website. Be sure to use the Google Chrome browser so that it will automatically translate the pages from Italian to English. The team also has a Facebook page (search for North East Knights). I'll also try and post regular updates on his season on this blog.
  • There has been much discussion of possible names for Victoria's new WHL team in spite of the fact that there has been no formal announcement (expect that early this week since the Chilliwack Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs last night). My vote is to call them the Victoria Seals. The name already has a positive connotation in the city and with Darren Parker now an RG Properties employee, it shouldn't be difficult to acquire the naming rights. Plus, it would open the door for the return of Seamore Seal. We know one guy who would be all over that....