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.”
Professional baseball is a business. David Kubiak knew that well before he entered the game. Actually experiencing the adverse affects of that business, however, is quite another thing.