Battling baseball boredom

By Brianne Ledda and Alicia Renda
Miller Place High School and Division Avenue High School
The pace of baseball games has been dragging so significantly that the Atlantic League introduced a new Pace of Play policy, meant to shave off unneeded minutes. At Bathpage Ballpark, there have been noticeable drops in the length of nine-inning Ducks games.
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Ducks fans are birds of a feather

By Peter Lupfer
Longwood High School
The Long Island Ducks’ 2016 season is winding down with an electric atmosphere that surrounds the team and powers the players to victory while also raising all-time attendance close to seven million. The team’s director of marketing said they hold the league records for all time attendance and sellouts.
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Ducks waddle toward milestone: 7 million tix

By Jon Cerini
Salesian High School
With three Atlantic League Championship titles under its bill, the Long Island Ducks baseball team at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip is on the brink of breaking a record — visits to the stadium are nearing 7 million since the franchise was hatched 16 years ago.
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A game for all seasons

By Colin Capece and Alex Gelabert
Chaminade High School and Oyster Bay High School
From the upbeat music that blares from the scoreboard to the friendliness of Ducks mascot QuackerJack, there are countless things at the park that appeal to locals. Each game provides a fun-filled experience for kids and adults as well as fans that can’t get enough of the team.
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