Atlantic League baseball is just around the corner. It’s about a month away! The Long Island Ducks will be celebrating their Twentieth Anniversary Celebration! Their Celebration starts on May 3, 2019. For baseball fans on Long Island, this a spectacular event and is very important to the culture and heritage of Long Island. The Long Island Ducks logged 12 Division berths, finishing first 7 times, and also have won 3 Championships – 2004, 2012 and 2013. They have also had many past and future MLB stars either managing or playing for the club.
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From SB Nation/MLB Daily Dish, some slight changes among similar news to recent posts. Hot Topic include: • Only One Trade Deadline • All-Star Game Election Day • Changing Roster Size • Shortening Commercial Breaks Check the link below for more information. It was a nice edition to recent news about the changes in the Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players.
My Central Jersey – Mike Ashmore-Bridgewater March 12, 2019
This is a recent interview with Mike Sword, Senior VP of the MLB and lead person regarding rule changes in The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players. It discusses Mike Swords perspective on the new rule changes in The Atlantic League. It is a very interesting article and worth reading.
There have been many mixed emotions on the recent implementation to take place this year. This is considered en experiment for the Atlantic League, while Major League Baseball has yet to consider incorporating any of the changes, over the three year experimental rules. The pace of play, such as between inning activities and trips to the mound are the most legitimate. The three hour games seem to a bit much for most fans and many would like to see shorter games, spanning the 2 – 2.5 hour mark. The other changes seem a bit off the mark, such as moving the mound back (owners, manager/coaches and players think this to put more of a strain on pitchers arms and style of play and will enhance batting averages), larger bases (this writer does not see how this will enhance the game at all) and preventing infielder shifts (sort of takes away from the defensive strategy, MLB seems to believe this will enhance batting averages). As for the rest of the rule changes, such as mound visits and pitchers facing at least 3 batters (unless there are already 2 outs, from what is understood the pitcher does not have to come back the next inning for face the other 2 batters), this seems ambiguous. Managers and players will pretty much have to change the way they view the game in the traditional sense and come up with alternatives to how they approach the entire game itself. Any opinions or views on this topic? Please feel free to comment.
From a story on News 12 [local Long Island news station] NY legend Buddy Harrelson and his family will be advocates in Alzheimer’s disease public awareness. Buddy is a long time Long Islander and former player for the NY Mets and currently part owner of The Long Island Ducks. For more information on this story, you can visit this link: News 12
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The Long Island Ducks are hosting a player tryout at Bethpage Ball Park, in Central Islip NY on April 13, 2019. According to the Long Island Ducks, seven players were signed in the Atlantic League, five of them by the Ducks.