For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Joey Abis
Titans offer Alex Rodriguez Coaching Position
Following his recent suspension, the Torrington Titans are extending the invitation to New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez for an Assistant Coach position with the Titans for the upcoming 2014 season working with new head coach Dan McNamara.
General Manager of the Titans Joey Abis, stated how thrilled he would be to have Alex as a member of the staff for the summer of 2014. “The importance of collegiate summer baseball today is huge. It has become a stepping stone for some of the greatest players playing professionally today.” Abis also noted, “This would be a great chance for Alex to stay in shape during the season and to impart his expertise to these young athletes.”
The Titans will in no way be able to take on Alex’s multi-million dollar contract. They have offered Alex a $5,000 contract for the season beginning June 4th and ending August 15th. Along with his salary Alex will receive free Coffee and Donuts from the Donut Station in Torrington for the duration of the 2014 season. Abis went on to say, “We would love to help Alex start to rebuild his image as a professional athlete by giving back to the community and helping our young athletes reach the next level.” Abis concluded with, “Alex would love the Torrington community and would be a great addition to the list of Torrington talent.”
The Titans are an original member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England (FCBL). The FCBL is currently entering their fourth year as a league and has become one of the fastest growing leagues in the country. In the first year of the league there were only four teams including Torrington, and this year the league has expanded to its tenth team located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Torrington is located in western Connecticut, just 35 minutes west of Hartford, and only two hours east of New York.
In past years Torrington has hosted such players on the field as Stephen Strasburg and several other up and coming stars. Off the field they also have actor Bill Murray who is partial owner of the team, as well as Cecil Fielder who is an outside advisor.
The Torrington Titans provide student-athletes from New England and New England colleges the opportunity to compete and play with the elite players from across the country and to promote them to MLB organizations. The Titans provide a family friendly, affordable, and fun experience for the communities that we play in. The FCBL currently has ten member franchises: the Brockton Rox, Nashua Silver Knights, Martha's Vineyard Sharks, North Shore Navigators, Seacoast Mavericks, Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, Pittsfield Suns, Torrington Titans and the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, and the Worcester Bravehearts. You can visit the league’s website at www.thefuturesleague.com. For more information about the Titans, please visit www.torringtontitans.com.