Mattituck pose for a photo after their 3-1 victory over John Glenn at Bethpage Ball Park in Central Islip on May 2nd, 2018.
It’s not every day that Mattituck High School drives 44 miles to play a home baseball game.
Then again, it’s not every day the Tuckers get an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot while playing at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip — home of the Long Island Ducks. (more…)
David Kubiak was a Long Island Ducks fan when he was a kid and attended a number of games. He recalls sitting atop the dugouts at Bethpage Ballpark with friends, searching for autographs, with Quackers in hand. Quackers are noisemaking devices shaped like a duck’s bill that making quacking sounds. READ
For one night at least, David Kubiak’s friends couldn’t be Long Island Ducks fans.
Kubiak, the starting pitcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish, had served notice with a Facebook posting two days before the game. With tongue in cheek, the former Southold High School standout wrote, “If I see you with a duck bill noise maker we are no longer friends.”
Bryan Sabatella of Aquebogue is the first North Fork resident to play for the Long Island Ducks. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
The last time Bryan Sabatella played baseball on Long Island with any regularity was in 2002. Then a 17-year-old senior at Shoreham-Wading River High School, he was a key player on a county championship-winning team. (more…)