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Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Players to start their season this week.

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Player will start their season this week.
The Long Island Ducks are in York Pennsylvania playing against York Revolution, during the weekend.

The Long Island Ducks are in their 20th season and will have a season long celebration. Many players in the Atlantic League and the Long Island Ducks have either played in Major League Baseball or have had contracts with Major League teams over the years.
It’s been a wonderful twenty years for them. They have 12 playoff berths, 7 division (Liberty) titles and 3 Atlantic League Championships. In 2018 they won the Liberty Division Title, Championship winners in 2004, 2012 and 2013.

In 2018 they hosted the 2018 Allstar Game. That was very exciting! It was quite a battle. The Liberty Division beat the Freedom Division 4-3, with Somerset Patriots infielder Alfredo Rodriguez lifting the Liberty Division to the win. He was named the All-Star MVP. This year should prove to be more exciting as many spectacular events are planned to celebrate the Twentieth Year!

The Long Island Ducks will have their home opener on May 3, 2019.

http://www.liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=1957

http://www.atlanticleague.com

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Long Island Ducks Fan Fest Return April 20, 2019 Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip NY. Home of The Long Island Ducks

The Annual Fan Fest returns this Saturday, April 20 2019 at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip New York, Home of the three time Atlantic League Champions Long Island Ducks.
Fans that have enjoyed the previous events look forward to this year in particular. The Long Island Ducks will be celebrating their Twentieth Anniversary and a chance to see a local favorite Wally Backman, former New Britain Bees manager in 2018 and player for the New York Mets from 1980-1988! The fan fest has been going on since 2013 and has attracted many fans, who have enjoyed them.

This is a one time opportunity to watch The Long Island Ducks take batting practice and is a prelude to introducing the 2019 team before their home opener on May 3, 2019.
Also as part of the event will be entertaining activities for kids with various rides and fun for them.
For this interested in the Spring Training games and the regular season schedule, please visit the Long Island Ducks at:
http://www.liducks.com/home/

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Spring Training Interviews 4/16/19

Follow up to yesterdays interviews are todays interviews from The Long Island Ducks.

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UPDATE REGARDING MLB-ALPB EXPERIMENTAL PLAYING RULES

According to the Long Island Ducks website, there will be delays in some of the rule changes that were supposed to be implemented this season throughout the Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players.
(this is a continuing story. ©2019 Long Island Ducks)

for more information visit:

http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=1951


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Don’t forget, The Long Island Ducks Home Opener is May 3 2019

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2019 MiLB Rule Changes Unveiled (continuing story)

(from a continuing story I have been following across baseball, from MLB to MiLB to The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players)
[additional story and link by Ball Park Digest Editors March 29 2019]

Baseball in its infinite wisdom, continues to incorporate rule changes. First to experiment are teams in The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players.
Three batter minimum for pitchers (unless it is two outs, pitcher does not have to face two more the next inning), size of bases will go up to 18″, pitchers mound to be moved back two feet, no infield shift, limit of mound visits, possible rob umps to assist umpires. Many fans think this to be a joke. What next? Robo – players, robo umps, rob fans, robo venders?
The Commissioner, Rob Manfred, does not even seem to care and expressed that is why it is starting out in the Atlantic League, when asked by Michael Kay pertaining to pitchers possibly getting injured.
Not it appears that Minor League Baseball will be incorporating some or all of those experimental rule changes.
In a recent article by Ball Park Digest (a very good e-zine by the way), mentioned that thee will be a small twist to their experimental rule changes in each of the different levels in Double A and Triple A leagues. Unlike the Atlantic league, Minor league will make a revision to the Extra Inning Runner on Second Base rule, unlike the Atlantic League, which at this time remains as it is like previous seasons.

For more information you can visit Ballpark Digest:

https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/03/29/2019-milb-rule-changes-unveiled/?fbclid=IwAR0m7aesjJSjfRuw_S0Sw_g7xADsRrUUI-Q7YS3aguf5F-T03zA-yFmEBfU

This link is directly from MiNOR League Baseball:

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/milb-announces-pace-of-play-rules-for-2019/c-305774226?fbclid=IwAR1NvJX7MekRTCNSyexjXLolWnKLBCSv8QBS8MjCYM3kAP0ivq8PgjxK214

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MLB’s Senior VP, League Economics & Operations Speaks On New Atlantic League Rule Changes

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.

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sports/baseball/patriots/somersetpatriotspulse/2019/03/12/mlbs-senior-vp-league-economics-operations-speaks-on-new-atlantic-league-rule-changes/39190079/?fbclid=IwAR3C89dD-ugsL14XCFPPV3vApr1iCg7I_iEm_McQskifJ0a5zuuzAyXDzE0

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More News on Rule Changes of the Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players

Latest information on the recent rule changes of The Atlantic League of Professional Ballplayers has mixed emotions and feelings from around the baseball world.

From Beyond The Boxscore (article by Matt Provenzano March 11, 2019)
https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2019/3/11/18259050/mlb-atlantic-league-rob-manfred-ducks-skeeters-mlbam-free-agency?fbclid=IwAR1-MFE2Bbn5uKaZvCcRpJRfWttkde-vyIQH_GOF9XiMNgg91UJX3fbtmpE

From My Central Jersey (part 2 article by Mike Ashmore March 11, 2019)
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sports/baseball/patriots/somersetpatriotspulse/2019/03/11/part-2-atlantic-league-president-rick-white-reveals-new-details-in-mlb-partnership/39183851/?fbclid=IwAR1LEnZ7lN5S9Gb7kJuaYKtaYdqyL5cqpa_hDxJ4KyjXi_l1zXaIRrgkPCs

From The Orange County Register (article by J.P. HoornStra March 8, 2019)
https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/08/dodgers-rich-hill-believes-atlantic-league-rules-changes-are-a-joke/?fbclid=IwAR2IFnpTi9bEP-YK7cRyRU9dFclcSsqW9n8e-LT-KZLZAaOpn_9KTV_VsME

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.

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Blood Wolf Moon Tonight!

Tonight there is supposed to be a blood moon.
For those interested you can visit this site:

https://www.space.com/43070-super-blood-wolf-moon-lunar-eclipse-2019-photos.html

I created this image last year and had thought it fit the situation.
The actual design was based on the poet Audrey Michelle, whose intelligent prose and words of wisdom have inspired me to create other works for her, specifically her poetry.

https://www.facebook.com/AudreyMichelleSpokenWordArtist/

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