The Long Island Ducks home opener finally arrived in time for inclement weather. They lost 2 out of three games to the York Revolution, losing the home opener on Friday 6-5, winning on Saturday 8-1 and losing on Sunday 9-0. The bad weather cannot be included as a factor, as the Revs played under the same conditions. The hitting and pitching was the big factor on Saturday, yet Friday and Sundays game, the Revolution dominated both games.
They just did not have their game on for the fans that turned out and stayed throughout the rainy and cold weekend.
All is not to be lost. Their record is 7-3. It’s only 10 game into the season and their are 130 games left. Their new manager Wally Backman has faith in his team and is constantly having the team push themselves to strive for success and is working with many excellent players. He pushes them no harder then he would himself and is diligently pushing players to work on themselves as individuals, while playing as a team. With so many players from the majors, he is trying many techniques to get the core nine starters and styles to bring the team to first place and maintain that winning attitude towards the championship. The Ducks, at this time, are in second place behind the ever tough Somerset Patriots. Hey, it’s still early in the year. The Ducks 20th Anniversary Season just might be their fourth championship season.
The Long Island Ducks continue their home stand on Tuesday May 7 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. First pitch schedules for 6:35 p.m. Tuesday is a promotional day “Teal Tuesday”, where the Ducks will wear their 20th Anniversary uniforms each Tuesday.
The Long Island Ducks officially opened up their season this week in York Pennsylvania, winning all three games against York Revolution.
They won the first game 12-3 with many Ducks putting on a good show and some assistance by Revolution fielding errors.
Game two featured some excellent pitching by Tim Melville, tossing six innings of scoreless baseball and some hefty hitting by the Ducks, giving the Ducks a 14-0 win.
The third game, gave the Ducks a sweep over a usually tough to beat Revolution, 8-4.
Key highlights were players De Jesus Jr. and Matt den Dekker each having three hits to lead the Ducks offensively. Nieuwenhuis added two hits, two RBIs, a run and a walk.
The Ducks continue their away stand in Lancaster Pennsylvania against Lancaster Barnstormers for a three game series.
The Ducks return to Long Island at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, NY on May 3, 2019 for their Home Opener against York Revolution.
For the complete story on this weekend, visit http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=1964
Baseball in the Atlantic League is finally underway.
York Revolution hosted the Long Island Ducks yesterday night, at Peoples Bank Park in York Pennsylvania. The Long Island Ducks trampled York Revolution 12-3, picking up the seasons first victory.
Bennett Parry took the win, while Joe Iorio, Jose Cuas and Tucker Healy combined to pitch four scoreless innings of relief for the Ducks.
Rey Fuentes and Steve Lombardozzi each had three hits to lead the Flock. Fuentes drove in four runs, while Lombardozzi added two RBIs and two walks.
The Long Island Ducks continue their 20th Anniversary Celebration tonight at Peoples Bank Park, York PA against York Revolution.
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Article Correction: The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball started their season on April 25, 2019 not on April 26, 2019 as posted a few days ago.
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:
Follow up to yesterdays interviews are todays interviews from The Long Island Ducks.
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)
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Don’t forget, The Long Island Ducks Home Opener is May 3 2019
Don’t arrive late. Don’t leave early. And kindly sit down.
From Southern Living article by Valarie Fraser Luesse
I thought this to be a very interesting article from Southern Living. It is something that is sort of a forgotten way of life when attending baseball games.
“We all know there are rules of engagement for the players running the bases, but what about fans in the stadium? If you’re more of a football fan and have never seen a baseball game live, it might surprise you to know what’s expected of you—and not by Management but by the fans.
As with anything else, there are differences of opinion among the diehards. But some rules of baseball etiquette are almost universally accepted. If you don’t want to get the stank face from your neighbors in the stands, write these down:
Don’t be late. Fans hate it when somebody in the middle of their row shows up during an “at bat” and expects everyone to stand up and make way. Why? Because when the people on your row stand so that tardy you can get to your seat, they block the view of fans behind them, and everybody could miss a big play. In case of an emergency—and baseball fans define “emergency” as stopping by the hospital for outpatient surgery on the way to the ballpark—wait till a break in the action, like a changeover or the end of an inning, to find your seat.
Don’t leave early. Fans strongly believe that everybody should stick around till the very last out.
Remove your hat during the National Anthem. This applies to male and female fans. Show respect for the stars and stripes.
While we’re talking fashion, it’s bad form to wear the jersey of a team that isn’t on the field. In other words, if the Rangers are playing the Astros, don’t show up in a Cardinals jersey.
Leave your glove at home, Pepaw. If you’re old enough to drive, you’re three or four years past your glove-totin’ days. Kids only, please.
Sit down . . . unless we’re standing up. During certain critical moments in a game, everybody stands up. Otherwise, baseball fans are sitter-downers. Watch your neighbors whenever you aren’t sure what to do. (If you’re an SEC football fan, we know what you’re thinking: Stadiums have SEATS? Who knew?)
Never, ever, ever, do the wave (if we may paraphrase Taylor Swift.) At the very least, do it only during a changeover. And do it only in “wave-friendly” stadiums. Actually, now that we think about it, don’t do the wave—never, ever, ever. Some fans will hesitantly allow that the wave has its place, but most of the purists shun it.
Watch how you handle yourself with vendors. Treat them politely. Let them know how many hotdogs or drinks you want by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. Don’t get up and walk to the vender so that all your neighbors have to move. Politely ask them to pass down your money and let them know how much you aim to tip. (And you really should tip.) Your food and change will be passed back to you. And nobody misses a play.
Don’t talk on your cell phone, especially if you’re sitting behind home plate. If you were stepping up to the plate with two outs and bases loaded, would you want to be distracted by Baby Girl calling Mama to finalize plans for that upcoming Sip ’n See? No. No, you would not.”