The column that says Tuesday’s Bridgeton City Council meeting was a waste of time, but there could be things going on behind scenes, in the smoke-filled back room that will result in a city park that rivals the success of the Cohanzick Zoo already there as the cornerstone, the apex, the acme, and what the heck was the New York Times doing at the Pascale Sykes seminar?
By Jack Hummel
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How can the Phillies go into a season with no pitching and expect to improve attendance?
How can the Eagles expect to go .500 without receivers?
That Antonio Brown to the Eagles was created by the media to fill in the gap between football and baseball.
The Steelers usually make the playoffs.
The Steelers are a stable franchise.
Fallout on D. Bailey Miles deciding to abdicate the throne of Taking Back Millville after the city commission appointed “two convicted felons” to a board.
“You can’t give up. All you can do is refocus. You may feel like you failed, but all you did was to step back.”
— Mary Messeck
“I’m done, Jack. This commission makes no sense to me. I refuse to continue to bust my ass for this.”
— D. Bailey Miles
Bless you for all you did.
We know you didn’t expect the pushback you faced. You always had great answers to problems, the mark of a great leader.
Sorry it ended so badly for you. Best of luck as you move forward.
Book sale at Bridgeton Library all this week.
Kids books for 50 cents. Hardbacks for a dollar or two.
Mike Abbott will probably be there.
Memo to Pastor Rob Weinstein:
We know you are working tirelessly on a permanent place for homeless, but there is an immediate problem at Bridgeton Library, particularly the bathroom.
We believe you should know.
More on Seabreeze …
“I remember that place. I used to go down there and eat seafood dinners.
“They sent me down there to demo it. The person who owned it owned Cohanzick Country Club and bought for the liquor license.”
— Linwood Munyan
“I remember Rutledge Oldsmobile.”
— Melvin Rutledge
Do you remember:
More on changing Bridgeton Midget Football colors …
“What a dumb idea. You might as well change the name of the organization.”
— Jane Hemighaus
“If anybody knows me, you know I bleed green and gold along with the rest of my family. I even have the green and gold tattooed on me.
“Back when BMFL was thrown out of Cape May, I floated the idea of rebranding the league because the cheating allegations tarnished that history. To me, at the time, it made sense to retire the green and gold along with the individual team names for a more modern image, a rebirth.
“This was when the league decided to play travel ball, which allowed kids from all across the area and not just Bridgeton to compete across the region and nationally.
“The idea was ultimately shot down for the reasons everyone has stated above. When the Bulls were allowed to travel to Nationals in Florida, the coaches that traveled realized the difference that these opportunities gave the kids. We met and lived with teams like No Limit and Mentors of Tomorrow.
“They used the sport to help the kids achieve more in life. Bridgeton is the epitome of complacency. As Bryan Real said, he’s using the fire from the people before him to light his own torch and he’s getting backlash.
“Lynwood Mosley has a vision that could help these kids in a way that some people may not understand. Ask yourself if the green and gold is so important to the community. Where is the pride now? I don’t see the stands full anymore. I don’t see an endless supply of volunteers/supporters anymore.
“Now one group of people try to step up and fill that void and we focus on colors? Penn State used to be black and pink. The Phillies used to be powder blue. The Green Bay Packers used to be blue and yellow. Sometimes you need an outward change to spark an inward change. That is all that is being said.”
— Mike Solanik
We have problems and you focus on uniform colors?
We didn’t cheat. We had unruly fans, many who were drunk.
What do uniform colors have to do with improving a program? We were there when the Gems were unbeatable in Green and Gold.
We were also there when they played on fields carved out of woods in Cape May, and that league decided, why should we prepare football players for a high school that will be on our schedule?
Anybody remember the playoffs in the shadow of the Ferris wheel down there when we kicked ass game after game after game, and Coach Hunter chest-bumped his son?
Then we didn’t have a league to play in. We had to shut down for a season. With a hunger to play, kids signed up in Upper Deerfield. We lost our player base and paid for it.
Thanks mostly to Carl Hemple Jr., we got back into Tri-County.
It wasn’t anybody in Green and Gold uniforms who caused any of the problems mentioned above. It wasn’t the kids who ran out on the field in West Deptford. It wasn’t a kid, but a league official who wrote “Piss on Bridgeton” on a sign.
You want to start over by changing the history of the best thing Bridgeton has had going for it since 1955?
But, know this. Mike Solanik has done as much as anybody to interject good ideas into this franchise, the most successful in Tri-County history, although Millville and Penns Grove are coming on like gangbusters.
He has been a pillar, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have watched him and his mother work.
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What’s happening at Campani’s Legacy Lanes:
|WEEKLY RESULTS OF 01-30-17|
|MONDAY NIGHT MENS|
|GARY MARTINELLI JR||248-198-205||651|
|DAVE ZIEGER SR||187-212-208||607|
|TUESDAY NIGHT MIXED|
|BRIDGETON CHURCH LEAGUE|
|DARLINGTON HENRY SR||209-209-243||661|
|GENE RICHARDS III||188-255-175||618|
|PHIL PROCIDA JR||215-190-210||615|
|PHIL PROCIDA SR||145-175-184||514|
|J AND J MEMORIAL|
|PHIL GANNON III||180-240-256||676|
|SUGIE HENRY SR||212-244-171||627|
|FRIDAY CHURCH LEAGUE|
|FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED|
|MARK COUCH JR||226-213-236||675|
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Let’s lose a few more games, Sixers, so more free agents will want to come here.