Pope To Manage Staten Island

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 gmail.com


3 Responses to “Pope To Manage Staten Island”

  1. J&J Says:

    You do a great job keeping us informed with what is happening with the old & new Thunder coaches. Any word if Julios Matos is still in the Yankee organization?

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    I’d be absolutely shocked if he was.

  3. David Mac Says:

    And going further back, DeMarlo Hale is now the 3b coach for the Orioles, and Ron Johnson will manage the AAA Norfolk team for the Orioles.

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