Media Day 2012…

Earlier today, on a beautiful sunny day for baseball, the Charlotte Knights met the media on what was the club’s annual Media Day at Knights Stadium.

Media from all across Charlotte, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill came out to talk to manager Joel Skinner, his coaching staff, and players. Skinner and hitting coach Andy Tomberlin were among the most talked to people on Media Day.

Skinner played for the Knights in 1994 — his last season behind the plate before calling it a career. The Major League veteran and former manager of the Cleveland Indians, is excited to be back in Charlotte and back in the International League.

Another popular person among the media today was hitting coach Andy Tomberlin. Tomberlin, a Monroe, NC native, talked to the media about growing up in nearby Monroe. Tomberlin graduated from Piedmont (NC) High School in 1985 and went on to play professionally for 15 seasons from 1986-2000.

Among some of the most talked to players on Tuesday were returnees Jordan Danks, Dallas McPherson, and Josh Phegley. Newcomers Greg Golson, Dan Johnson, and others also spoke to the media.

Here are some links:
David Scott: Charlotte Observer

The Knights 2012 Opening Day roster has not yet been set. An official announcement will come on Opening Day, as the club fills some final spots. Note: The Knights open up a day before the Chicago White Sox. Chicago is currently playing a pair of exhibition games in Houston against the Astros and will officially open up their 2012 campaign in Texas on Friday.

Here are a few more photos from today’s events. All photos were taken by Ron J Deshaies.

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