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Dreaming Of A Season

Winter chills and unblossomed fields cover the earth, a virus runs rampant throughout the land. Canceled activities, sick people see hardships and suffer. Questions asked about what is going on, what’s happening, turmoil and grief go hand in hand. There is hope. Prayers and positive vibes constantly being shared by many.

One activity that remains constant in many minds is the hope of a baseball season, social gatherings that bring relief and joy, even if only for a few hours.

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119 teams invited to join MiLB in 2021

Over 119 minor league teams have been given a written invitation to various minor league levels. Major league teams have been busy revamping the entire minor league system.
Here is some more information on what is happening in Minor League Baseball, from The Score website:
https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/2067239

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MLB’s Decision On 120 MiLB Teams For 2021 Is Imminent – article by J.J. Cooper from Baseball America

Here is a link on the latest state of affairs with minor-league baseball and how major league baseball is handling the situation.
The article was written by J.J. Cooper for Baseball America:

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/mlbs-decision-on-120-minor-league-teams-for-2021-is-imminent/?fbclid=IwAR1Fk8c07jVR0iwhL513dtxkU8d46Pwr1qaDh0wRv0XHF5aPCzUlEfcpS70

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Somerset Patriots-Goodbye Atlantic League, Hello Minor League

Here is the latest information on the Somerset Patriots move from The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball to the New York Yankees Double A farm system.
While some might think the Patriots sort of “sold out” and abandoned the Atlantic League to move up, others might think the move an entirely sensible move.
I’ll let you, the reader, form your own opinion.

“Tap Into Somerville” article
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/somerville/articles/new-york-yankees-stake-out-new-turf-at-somerset-patriots-ballpark?fbclid=IwAR1PB0pdoG8RScKGQfWi3uIGi8_aGnak9q8xVVe8HpVoLJOOjkU5lejLF4o

Somerset Patriots
https://www.somersetpatriots.com

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https://www.atlanticleague.com

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https://www.milb.com

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https://www.mlb.com

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https://www.mlb.com/yankees

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©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
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New York Yankees announce new Minor League affiliation structure (straight from their website)

Minor League Baseball is undergoing many new stages and changes. This report is one of the many facts circulating throughout the baseball world today.
This report is dated November 7, 2020

https://www.mlb.com/yankees/press-release/press-release-yankees-announce-new-minor-league-affiliation-structure

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’70 yankees 2nd to none! Bombers finished behind Orioles, but it was start of a rebirth in Bronx

Here is an interesting article about the 1970 Yankees from New York Daily News. The article was written by Robert Dominguez of the daily News.
It was an interesting article of what is considered to be part of the “Dry Years” for the New York Yankees, even with some of the good talent that the team had during that year.

https://enewspaper.nydailynews.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=11e28f52-e00c-48d1-ba5d-d876e1a1834d&fbclid=IwAR0LWx0vr–hdJEHorSl0YIEnt4Mo1i8GrlF0GWspGPU80xYqS2z-N2mmz0

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ATLANTIC LEAGUE, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION AND FRONTIER LEAGUE ALL FORM PARTNERSHIP WITH MLB

More strange happenings in the world of Independent Leagues and MLB:
https://indyballisland.com/2020/09/24/atlantic-league-american-association-and-frontier-league-all-form-partnership-with-mlb/?fbclid=IwAR0uxYE9lW7YxV456aniDDP6SmFxZg33q7ry6tzJ93Q6Sc98Fic_E8dqbq4

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Dark Clouds of 2020

While looking at some Atlantic League stats and Long Island Ducks stats, there came an eerie feeling when I noticed the line for 2020. A simple sentence “cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic”. While this nothing new over the last several months, it just seemed so strange not to be able to attend any of my favorite teams games nor participate in other events and normal life situations.
Hoping for a better tomorrow and a brighter future!

2018 The Long Island Ducks hosted the Atlantic League All-Star Game
2019 The Long Island Ducks celebrated their 20th Anniversary as a team in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and won the Atlantic League Championship, beating Sugar Land Skeeters 3 games to 2 in a best of 5 series. The Long Island Ducks won their fourth championship title in 2019.
2020 The year without baseball
Basic information about the Long Island Ducks
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Long Island Ducks staying in Suffolk County through 2030

This article is from Newsday, regarding the Long Island Ducks and Fairfield Properties, coming to terms on a partnership, for ten years, lasting through December 31, 2030. This seems like an excellent opportunity for both parties involved.

The article is as follows:
Newsday Sports
By Owen O’Brien
Updated September 1, 2020 8:16 PM


The Long Island Ducks will remain in Suffolk County through 2030, and the team’s stadium will have a new name.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a new stadium naming partnership with Fairfield Properties, a Melville-based owner and developer of real estate, on the field in Central Islip Tuesday morning. The 10-year deal expires on Dec. 31, 2030.

The Ducks’ stadium, formerly known as Bethpage Ballpark, will be renamed Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

“Today is a great day because Long Island Ducks baseball is here to stay,” Bellone said. “And that is great news for us in Suffolk County. That is great news for Long Islanders because Long Island Ducks baseball has become just one of the most important traditions here in our region.”

The naming rights agreement could pay Suffolk County $7 million over 15 years, according to the Ducks. Suffolk will receive $430,000 a year over the first five years and $460,000 a year over the last five years. If the sponsorship is renewed for an additional five years, Suffolk County will receive $510,000 annually over that time.

The previous agreement with Bethpage Federal Credit Union was worth $230,000 annually for Suffolk County, the Ducks said.

“A new lease and a new naming rights partner of this magnitude just indicates the enduring strength and increasing value of the Ducks as both a marketing brand and as a professional sports brand,” Ducks team president and general manager Michael Pfaff said. “So we are really excited to welcome Fairfield Properties on board.”

The Ducks, the 2019 Atlantic League champions, were unable to play this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They hoped to put together a modified 70-game season with other independent clubs, but the team announced in late June it would not be playing any games in 2020.

Pfaff is optimistic about the possibility of playing in 2021 and believes fans want to return to stadiums.

“Coming out of this year, I think everyone is going to be looking forward to getting back to the ballpark,” Pfaff said. “We are chomping at the bit and excited to get back.”

Michael and Gary Broxmeyer, managing partners of Fairfield Properties, were on hand to sign the official agreement with Bellone on Tuesday.

“We are really proud to be involved with the Ducks and it’s something we’ve wanted for a long time,” Gary Broxmeyer said. “And it’s something where there are many companies pulling out with COVID-19 with marketing. And our team, we felt it was important to actually go forward and give some inspiration and confidence to the community that baseball will be back as a national pastime.”

For more information on the Long Island Ducks, the new deal and all things Ducks, go to this link:
http://www.liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=2233