Thursday, November 26, 2009

Jon Weber Goes Over To the Dark Side

Well, I wish I had better news for this Thanksgiving day, but the headline says it all. Jon Weber has signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. That means that we may see him at the DBAP next year — in a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees uniform.

Adam Sobsey broke the story locally this morning and has several apt comments regarding what Jon has meant to the Bulls over the last three years.

We knew something like this was coming after Weber was unable to get a call-up to the Rays in September after a superb season with the Bulls. He soldiered on for Team USA and is, at the moment, doing one heck of a job in the Mexican Pacific League. I had understood that he was going to make a run at playing in Japan and I guess that didn’t work out.

He will be missed, not least by the fine fellows over at Farfaleaux, Foghart, & Bloviate, L.L.C., who have had occasion to speak in Weber’s defense.

And, most obviously, by Watching Durham Bulls Baseball. But next May 10th, at the DBAP, you can bet that we’ll be there ready to dodge any bats thrown our way.

Relatively recent posts on Jon are here, here, and here.

Good luck, Jon. Here’s hoping we see you play in Yankee Stadium some day!


  1. Excuse me while I go cry to myself silently in a corner.

  2. Ouch. Jon was a great Bull, and we will be worse off without him.

    That said, he gets no good luck wishes from me. He is coming into the DBAP as a visitor now, which means that I hope for nothing but strikeouts all season long for him.

  3. If he didn't make it to the bigs with the Rays, he's probably not going to make it with the Skanks. That being said, the Rays must have simply chased him off. Three years in AAA and no trip up is long enough.

    I liked the guy and I'll hope he at least gets a cup of coffee, but no problem rooting against him. Yankees -- all Yankees -- proverbially suck.

  4. Well, at least Chris Richard is coming back...

  5. Boy that is great news! Several more coming back. I'll try to do a post, but Abreau, Cromer, Hernandez among them.