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Monday, October 07, 2019

Long Island Ducks win Atlantic League title

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 8-4 on Sunday night at Constellation Field in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. The Ducks win the best-of-five series three games to two and are the 2019 Atlantic League champions.

The Ducks snapped a three-year streak of losing the championship series, to bring Long Island’s first title since 2013.  Notable Ducks with MLB playing history include Brian Matusz, Vin Mazzaro, Hector Sanchez, Steve Lombardozzi,  Rey Fuentes, Lew Ford, and manager Wally Backman.  Lee Mazzilli’s son is also on the team.

Karl from NY Posted: October 07, 2019 at 03:19 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: atlantic league, long island ducks

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Proposed Atlantic League mound distance change creates uncertainty for players and league

Garrett Granitz doesn’t buy into professional baseball’s velocity obsession. In fact, he occupies a niche created by it.

Instead of trying to blow fastballs by batters like many professional pitchers nowadays, Granitz, a Lancaster Barnstormers reliever this season, relies mostly on deception created by strong offspeed pitches and his unorthodox, submarine-style delivery.

So Granitz isn’t too worried about the idea of losing a few miles per hour off his fastball if the Atlantic League moves the pitching rubber back from 60.5 feet to 62.5 feet as part of an agreement with Major League Baseball.

The logistic aspects of the idea, though, cause more uncertainty.

A discussion of a rule change that no one is sure will ever be put into force.

 

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 03:53 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: atlantic league, moving the rubber, rule changes

 

 

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