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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 (

https://www.newsday.com/sports/local/ducks/long-island-ducks-k-rod-venezuela-1.20424585#user=56bc00c618ff43a12491a886&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Sports

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News about The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Players

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

http://www.atlanticleague.com/about/press-releases/?article_id=1039

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

https://libn.com/2018/07/06/a-league-of-their-own/

Quite a change for Ducks’ Jake Fisher From NewsDay

https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/duck-tales-jake-fisher-s-a-reliever-that-can-be-counted-on-1.19827683

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

http://www.atlanticleague.com/about/press-releases/?article_id=1041

 

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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

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2 weeks until the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game, hosted by The Long Island Ducks

There are many wonderful things to do in the summer. Baseball is one of them. The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Players is having its 19th All-Star Game in two weeks.

This years host will be The Long Island Ducks. It will be the event of the year for many baseball fans throughout Long Island, especially Duck fans. Many exciting things will be happening at the game! The Home Run Derby will start off the event, with many of the leagues best players stepping up to the plate to show their talent at hitting the long ball. Also included in the All-Star game will be Bucket Ruckus and Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act to entertain the crowd at the midsummer classic. An outstanding fireworks show will be presented after the game. Other activities will be the usual between inning excitement, wich is very entertaining.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Long Island Ducks Fan Fest

Today, the Long Island Ducks held their Sixth Annual Fan Fest. The annual event is the franchises way of say thank you to all their loyal fans throughout the seasons. Their was a special BBQ for season ticket holders, games and activities for the kids and a special introduction to the 2018 Long Island Ducks. This annual exhibition game is a fun activity for all fans of all ages.

The Ducks played The New Britain Bees and were led by former NY Met Wally Backman! It was great seeing him again in NY. The Ducks won the game 6-2 and gave all their players a chance to show their skills in the batters box and on the field.

The Ducks will play The Long Island Black Sox on Monday at 1p.m.

For more information about todays game and the regular season you can go to http://www.liducks.com.

It was a fun day at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, NY. 20180421_12495320180421_12581920180421_13095920180421_13372820180421_14154720180421_14205820180421_144520.jpg20180421_130626.jpg

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Long Island Ducks Spring Training from Quack Of The Bat on their WordPress site.

 

The Long Island Ducks officially began their spring training workouts on Monday in advance of the 2018 All-Star Summer, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Despite inclement weather preventing the team from doing much in the way of outdoor activities, position players did take the first swings in the team’s batting cage while pitchers […]

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