Avid sports fan Daniel Pezzola, a graduate of the Catholic University of America and an employee of Washingtonville Pharmacy, has been attending local sports events all his life. Daniel Pezzola follows the Mets and DC United and belongs to the Screaming Eagles, an all-volunteer DC United supporters group.
With more than 1,100 active members, the Screaming Eagles promote the DC United soccer team. The Screaming Eagles club was incorporated in 2004 and has been supporting the soccer team since its inception.
Screaming Eagles events are held before every home game. The club begins its tailgate parties about four hours before kickoff and continues until an hour before the game.
Screaming Eagles members and nonmembers are welcome at the parties as long as they purchase a tailgate pass, which is available at the parties or online and costs $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. At weekend tailgate parties, attendees can enjoy hamburgers, chicken, salads, baked beans, and other game day foods. Beverages, including soda and beer from Fair Winds Brewing Company, are available to attendees. Screaming Eagles members can enjoy free beverages during the events.
Working as a delivery driver for Washingtonville Pharmacy, Daniel Pezzola is responsible for creating orders and checking out customers, as well as counting and delivering medication. In his free time, Daniel Pezzola enjoys watching and attending New York Mets games, a pastime he has enjoyed with his father since childhood.
In an effort to bolster its bullpen, the Mets recently promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill, a former Class AAA player out of Las Vegas. Pill, whom the team hopes to use as a relief pitcher, may end up seeing more action than planned with the team’s lack of strong pitching options. Though last season the Mets could rely on both Gsellman and Lugo, most of the team’s best prospects are minor league players.
Speaking to reporters regarding his promotion, Pill said “it was a great experience,” and one he “didn’t expect.” The 27-year-old player sat at the top of the Pacific Coast League, with an impressive 1.96 earned run average.
Team manager Terry Collins praised Pill, saying the pitcher “had good numbers in the minor leagues.” Speaking strategy, over Pill’s career he has averaged 7.2 strikeouts for every nine innings of play.