Archive for December 16th, 2011

Pope To Manage Staten Island

December 16, 2011

Justin Pope, who was on the Thunder coaching staff last season and briefly filled in as manager for Tony Franklin, will serve as Staten Island’s manager in 2012.

This news comes via an e-mail exchange with Mark Newman.

Pope, who was a coach in Staten Island in 2010, fills the void left by Tom Slater, who has become the Thunder’s new hitting coach.  The 32-year-old pitched in parts of three seasons with the Thunder, and holds their franchise saves record with 58.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT