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Ducks Open Season Honoring #8

Friday, April 27th, 2012

When you think of the late Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter you immediately remember his days in Montreal or leading the Mets to the ’86 World Series championship. Perhaps his final years in Los Angeles and San Francisco come to mind, as well. What you don’t think of is Carter in a Long Island Ducks uniform, but he […]

Unique Team Chemistry Has Long Island on Cusp of Title

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

We cover all sorts of New York baseball stories here. The Mets and the Yankees are at the core of what I discuss, but baseball in this town is so much deeper than just the two big league clubs. You have great stories throughout the minors, college, and even amateur ranks. The Long Island Ducks […]

Former Mets Prospect Leading Long Island

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

It was September 3rd, 1990 and the Mets needed a shortstop to replace the injured Kevin Elster. A 23 year old kid from Brooklyn by the name of Kevin Baez was called up from the Mets Double-A team in Jackson, Mississippi. The Mets were in St. Louis that afternoon, and when he came on the […]

Long Island Ducks Begin Their 12th Season Tonight

Friday, April 29th, 2011

I will, as I do every year, follow the Atlantic League and the Long Island Ducks throughout the season. The Ducks will begin their twelfth season tonight on the road in Bridgeport to play the Bluefish. Every Friday I am going to try and share an Atlantic League fact or player of interest that is […]

Second Long Island Team in Atlantic League

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

This is about a week late, but some interesting news from the Atlantic League via Atlantic League Notebook: First, the Newark Bears will join the Canadian – American Association in 2011 meaning the Atlantic League will have to create a travel team until 2012 when a new team will begin play in Loudoun County, VA. […]

Gary Carter on Playoffs, His Future, and 1988

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Gary Carter was hitting grounders, Kevin Baez throwing BP, and a team of hopefuls geared up for the Atlantic League playoffs during yesterday’s workout at Citibank Park. That was the scene as I attended the Long Island Ducks playoff workout held for the media. Among the stars were Game 1 starter Troy Cate and former […]

Kevin Baez Headlines Sunday Night Baseball @ 7pm

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

This week we lead off the show with our latest Mets Alumni report. Former Mets SS Kevin Baez talks about growing up in Brooklyn and playing for the home town team. Howard Megdal of the NY Observer and I will also talk about the MLB Playoffs, the Carlos Beltran/Robinson Cano rumor, and other Hot Stove […]