Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Morning Coffee 12/11 - 12/17

In case you missed what was up on LI Ducks Blog this week, here's our review of the week we call our "Sunday Morning Coffee"

A lot happened this week including the opening of "Cage 16," a state of the art baseball training facility started by Ray Navarrete, Jay Loviglio, Lew Ford and Frank Giglio. Read all of our promos and articles about "Cage 16" here.

We added 2 new pages to our blog:
Indy Interviews - Every Thursday we'll be posting interviews with current and former Atlantic League players.
Contact Info - Our contact info, so you can follow us and Twitter and Facebook

Sunday, December 11, 2011
POLL RESULTS: Where would you like to see an Atlantic League team?
We only got a sampling (27 votes) of were people want to see the Atlantic League put a team, and most people would like to see a team put in Boston (outlying areas)...more

Matt Esquivel lights up Mexico in first game!
- Matt Esquivel lit up Mexico in his first game with the Mayos de Navojoa. Esquivel went 2 for 3, with a home run, 3 RBI's and a walk against Naranjeros de Hermosillo...more

Monday, December 12, 2011
Michael Pfaff Interview - The Long Island Ducks were a successful minor league organization before Michael Pfaff arrived in 2002, but he took it to another level when he arrived, especially when he was named General Manger in 2006...more

Shane Youman dominating the Dominican Winter League!
- Shane Youman dominating the Dominican winter league.Youman has a 4-1 record with a 0.77 ERA, and 25 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched for the Aguilas Cibaenas. Opponents are hitting .207 against him...more

Tuesday, Decmeber 13, 2011
Start times added to Away Schedule for 2012 - I got a message from Michael Polak, Media Relations Coordinator for the Ducks today and he told me that he has updated the start times for away games for the 2012 season (except Lancaster which hasn't released their start times yet)...more

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Catch 14 up and running! - Jamie Quinn's "Catch 14" is up and running! Here's a post from Cage 16's Facebook page, "CAGE 16 is proud to announce Long Island Ducks Bullpen Coach Jamie Quinn's CATCH 14 Catching Clinics...check out for more information about scheduling/registration"... more

Mike Loree pitching well in winter ball - Mike Lorree is pitching well for the Caneros de los Mochis in the Mexican winter league. Loree is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA, and 8 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched for the Caneros...more

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Indy Interview, Val Majeweski - Val Majewski was a 3rd Round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2002 MLB Amatuer draft (76th Overall) out of Rutgers University. He flew through the ranks of the Orioles organization. In 2004, he hit 15 Home Run's with 80 RBI's for Bowie in the Eastern League. Later that season he was called up by the Orioles. On August 20, 2004 he made his major league debut...more

Freddie Thon winter league update
- Freddie Thon is hitting .200 in winter ball with no home runs and 4 RBI's in 14 games for the Leones de Ponce int he Puerto Rican Winter League...moreLink
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Happy Birthday to Matt Esquivel! - Esquivel a member of the Ducks in 2010 and 11 has .301 batting average with 32 home runs, and 147 RBI's in his career with the Ducks. He was also a 2011 Atlantic League All-Star selection, and the Atlantic League Home Run Derby Champion during All-Star weekend...more

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