Long Island Ducks
A jury Tuesday awarded $940,000 to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who wanted $4.8 million.
It was opening night, so I hopped in my car and drove to the ballpark. The atmosphere was electric as the fans packed into the chilly stadium for all of the festivities. But, it wasn’t a Yankees or Mets game.
The Long Island Ducks are reportedly open to allowing A-Rod to play for them in the Atlantic League.
Jose Offerman said Monday he is not trying to avoid a U.S. lawsuit for attacking two opposing players with a baseball bat in Connecticut six years ago while he was playing for the Long Island Ducks.
Jose Offerman hit two Bluefish players, John Nathans and pitcher Matt Beech, with a bat. Nathans suffered a head injury that ended his career, and Beech broke the middle finger on his non-throwing hand. As a federal lawsuit over the attack heads to trial, Offerman is nowhere to be found.
According to Ryan Dunleavy of the Courier News, Carlos Zambrano signed a contract with the Ducks earlier this week. The 31-year-old, formerly one of the top pitchers in the National League, was a three-time All-Star in the majors and the NL wins leader in 2006.
One of the most ridiculed and criticized — yet successful — closers in Mets history is making a comeback. Good ol’ Armando Benitez has resurfaced with none other than the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.
You’ve heard about the Subway Series. Well, how about the Expressway Series?