More stories from the Greene Team

'Never-ending fight' for diversity, equity and inclusion

Stony Brook University is ramping up its efforts to increase the diversity of its faculty, but this time with the financial help of a new state-wide program that SUNY said is intended to increase “the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race and gender-based barriers and biases.”

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Tech support in the ballpark

A major change has been occurring within minor league baseball. Traditional baseball in the Atlantic League is transforming to fit in with new technologies as an Automated Ball-Strike System will be calling strikes and balls instead of umpires.

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Unflappable staff bring life to stadium

The sun is shining brightly and the wind is blowing gently at Bethpage Ballpark as workers flip burgers on the grill, fill ice-cold sodas, offer cotton candy for sale, and usher fans to their seats. The crowd cheers in unison as they watch the Ducks play baseball, game in and game out.

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Celebrating 20 years of home runs and family fun

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Long Island Ducks’ inception. This baseball season is not only about celebrating the Ducks’ history here on their home turf of Long Island, but also keeping in mind what the Ducks were and always will be about.

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Family, friends and fun at the ballpark

For almost two decades, spectators have enjoyed their time with family and friends at Long Island Ducks baseball games. “It’s all about affordable family fun,” said Michael Polak, Ducks director of media relations and broadcasting, at a press conference with the Greene Team at Bethpage Ballpark. “Something for everybody, no matter what age."

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Fun Zone Boosts Families’ Game Day Experience

At Bethpage Ballpark, there’s action everywhere you turn: on the field, at the concession stands, and especially in the new Fun Zone for kids. For kids who may not find baseball as fascinating as their parents do, there are now brightly-colored bounce houses filled with beaming kids.

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The Greene Gazette is produced by students participating in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's annual Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists.

The institute, which ran from July 21-27, 2019, is named after the late Pulitzer-prize winning Newsday reporter and editor. You can see the videos, photos, stories and blog posts from the students from this year’s camp on this site.