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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
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.
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.
Anyone on Long Island in interested in local baseball this year, here is a complete list of spring training games for the Long Island Ducks for 2018. The regular season starts on April 27, 2018 against The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and the Home Opener at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip NY is on May 4, 2018 vs The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
The article itself is very good and gives insight of what is yet to be for the Long Island Ducks. You can also view other Ducks information at that link below. I believe it will be a very exciting year for The Long Island Ducks.
Long Island Ducks website
Quack of The Bat (WordPress)
Baseball season in many areas is in full “swing”! In one month, The Long Island Ducks will host their 2018 season home opener on May 4, 2018. I am so excited!
HI everyone. I thought I would share a few images from September 8 2017. The Long Island Ducks played against the Bridgeport Bluefish for what could be the very last time. They played at Bethpage Ballpark, in Central Islip, NY. The Bluefish are a team in Connecticut and are not doing well financially. Unless something changes where they move somewhere else, this could be their very last season. They are one of the original teams in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Players, when the league formed in 1998.
The 2017 baseball season is nearing an end. While it was a very rough first half, the second half proved to be a bit better.
In The second half, The Long Island Ducks have a 5.5 game lead over the Bridgeport Bluefish, in the Liberty Division and are now tied for first with the Somerset Patriots in the overall standings of the season. Both teams have identical records.
It has been an up and down season, with pitching shutting down or keeping runs to a minimum and hitting has been up and down, with the core players hitting way below average. Marc Krauss and Angelo Songco being major highlights for the team. They had a very good streak during the month of August, winning 16 out of 20 at one point.
The pitching and hitting need to over come any and all obstacles if they intend to make it to the playoffs and championship series. Their rivals, The Somerset Patriots are right behind them. If the Ducks take charge, as they have done in the past, they will out do their rivals.
Best wishes Long Island Ducks. It has been a fun year and I hope you make it to the playoffs.