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Francisco Rodriguez, along with Ducks catchers Dioner Navarro and Ramon Cabrera, have Venezuelan connection

There was an interesting article on some of The Long Island Ducks players in Newsday, a Long Island newspaper. By Jordan Lauterbach (


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Another design

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A wonderful Tribute to Bud Harrelson

As part of the Spectacular All-Star Summer, the Long Island Ducks held a special tribute for Bud Harrelson. Family members, Duck staff members, players and former players paid homage to the Long Island Legend. His number 3 was officially retired and the sentimental feeling could be felt throughout the stadium.

For highlights on the event you can view this link:


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Former Met shortstop and Long Island Ducks Legend Bud Harrelson will be honored on August 3, 2018 at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip home of The Long Island Ducks.

The Long Island Ducks, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be honoring Mr. Harrelson and retiring his number permanently, with his number being placed in left centerfield by the scoreboard. Mr. Harrelson is the third number retired in Ducks history. There will be special guests to pay tribute to him.  The Ducks will wear special jerseys, which will be auctioned to assist raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information about The Long Island Ducks, Bud Harrelson Tribute Night and the Alzheimer’s Association or for ticket information go to:


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News about The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Players


New team to be formed in 2019 courtesy of The Atlantic League of Professional Ballplayers website

“In A League of Their Own” written by Claude Solnik

Quite a change for Ducks’ Jake Fisher From NewsDay

FORBES: For the Atlantic League, the All-Star Game is All About Its Amazing Balancing Act from the Atlantic League website written by Jerry Beach


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2018 All-Star Game

The 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game was fantastic. it was filled with excitement, thrills and laughter.

The Liberty Division won the game, 4-3, over the Freedom Division on a game winning hit by Alfredo Rodriguez’s RBI single in ninth inning. Pretty exciting moment, as it was the first time in 8 years the Liberty division won and even more dramatic to have won in the bottom of the ninth. For more information on the game you can go to

The Home Run Derby was as exciting as the leagues best hitters stepped up to the plate to show their home run talent.

New Britain Bees infielder launches three homers in championship round. Deibinson Romero claimed the Digmi Home Run Derby championship. For more information on each contestant in the home run derby, use this link:

Overall, it was a successful night for everyone, as the spectacular fireworks show added a perfect ending to a perfect night.20180711_17271020180711_17280920180711_17285820180711_17293320180711_17295320180711_17304020180711_17310720180711_17320420180711_17335020180711_17353820180711_17370520180711_17374720180711_17381620180711_17381820180711_17395020180711_17414920180711_17444820180711_17583120180711_18011520180711_18013520180711_18342020180711_18344120180711_18352120180711_183556

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The Fourth of July, 2018

The United States of America celebrated it’s birthday 242 this year. Many areas of the country celebrated with style in their own way. Amongst all the celebration were parades, Barbecues and of course fireworks.

This year was something a little different for me. While visiting a very good friend in Pennsylvania, I had mentioned that The Philadelphia Phillies were playing at home and she suggested I go since I had never seen that Major League team play before. Having been in Philadelphia before for the huge parade (the best I have ever seen in my life and still the best Fourth of July Celebration I have ever had), I jumped at the opportunity to enjoy this country’s national past time. After the game, my friend was up to heading over to an area by her to watch some fire works. We enjoyed them very much and she was very grateful we went to see that many fascinating colors and sounds of the fireworks.

The day started off at Citizens Bank Ball Park, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and  the ballpark is outstanding in many ways. The architecture is stunning. With a modern style, the venue is attractive and maintains a sports venue feel, with out being dull at all. Upon entering the gates, there are many areas to eat before you enter the seating area. I just had to have a Philly Cheese Steak. I love them! I stopped at Tony Luke’s, placed my order and enjoyed the sandwich very much! The traditional Cheez Wiz topping enhanced the flavor (yes folks you read it correctly, Cheez Wiz).

Upon entering the seating area, I was awed at its beauty. Over looking the outfield, one could literally sit at a counter, which was right at the outfield wall, eat and enjoy all the action. Traversing through the rest of the stadium, I liked the way all the concession stands were set up and arranged throughout each section. It was set up very well, where the fans could shop for souvenirs, get a bite to eat or just hang around a talk baseball. There was even an elevator to make it easier for the fans to go up and down each section without having to walk all the stairs.

Something else made me realize how good the event was. The price. I almost could not believe it. The section I sat in was very reasonably priced. The tickets for that section were only $38 and a little more if you ordered online. No big deal to me, as tix for a major league sport in my area would have been a lot more. The parking fee was even less of a big deal at $18. The cost of the souvenirs were competitive to other sports teams I have seen in the major and independent leagues. If you shop around, you might even catch a sale at a game like I did. Another aspect of the game were the fans. Philadelphia should be proud of its people. I understand that there are good and bad folks in The City of Brotherly Love, yet there are good and bad people all over the planet. Philadelphians are of a good nature, friendly and take their sports seriously, yet not serious enough to get really tight nor obtrusive towards others, at least that is what I experienced. The Philadelphia fans of a competitive nature, yet one won’t want to talk ill of any team in that area without getting a little feedback.

I am happy that I went and had the second best Fourth of July in my life, for two reasons. The first was spending time with my best friend Celeste and the second was enjoy Phillies Baseball.20180704_14210120180704_18424520180704_17061120180704_15515220180704_14225520180704_18435320180704_14191520180704_18434220180704_14014820180704_14005120180704_13523420180704_13515720180704_13500820180704_134837