MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our readers!
In case you missed what was up on LI Ducks Blog this week while you were running around shopping, here's our review of the week we call our "Sunday Morning Coffee"
Former Ducks Kevin Mannix and Charlie Weatherby celebrated birthdays!
Monday December 18, 2011
Shane Youman Interview - Youman worked his way up through the Pirates organization with his best season being 2006 when he was 7-2 with a 1.51 ERA (he also had a save that season) with Altoona before getting from promoted to Triple-A, Indianapolis. His stay in Indianapolis would last only eight games before he was called up to the majors...more
Tuesday, December 19, 2011
Bubbie Buzachero makes winter league debut, the gets save - On December 17, Bubbie Buzachero made his Austrailian winter league debut for Jet Courier Melbourne Aces against the "Alcohol Think Again" Perth Heat...more
NEW POLL QUESTION: What team do you miss seeing the Ducks play?
Wednesday, December 20, 2001
The Sugarland Skeeters new stadium renamed "Constellation Field." - The Sugarland Skeeters new stadium renamed "Constellation Field." The name change from "StarTex Power Field" to "Constellation Field" was a result of a merger between the two companies...more
Jamie Pogue named Cardinals Bullpen Catcher - Former Long island Duck Catcher Jamie Pogue has been named the Bullpen Catcher for the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals...more
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Patrick Osborn (Indy Interview) - Patrick Osborn was a drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 22nd Round (671st overall) by the Anaheim Angels in the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft out of Bakersfield High School (CA) but did not sign and instead attended the University of Florida. After a standout college career he was selected in the 2nd Round (76th Overall) by the Cleveland Indians in the 2002 MLB Amateur draft...more
Friday, Decimeter 23, 2011
Jon Hunton breaks Caribes de Anzoategui team record for saves! - Jon Hunton broke a team record with his 15th save last night when the Caribes de Anzoategui beat the Leones de Caracas 7-5 on Venezuelan winter league action...more
Lew Ford...very collectible - The former Minnesota Twin has many baseball cards, in many different sets. Sportlots.com has over 3 pages of his cards ranging in price from $0.18 to $15.00 autograph cards. One of my all time favorite cards of Lew is his 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter (which can be purchased on sportlots.com for $0.18 from different sellers). The overall card is cool with a very classic baseball design...more
Ehren Wasserman playing for Mayos de Navojoa - Ehren Wasserman is now playing for the Mayos de Navojoa with 2011 Ducks teammates Matt Esquivel and Javier Colina. He has a 2.08 ERA in 3 games with Navojoa so far...more
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Jon Hunton gets 16th Save! - Jon Hunton is ripping up the Venezuela winter league this winter with his 16th save of the season. He's now only 5 saves away from breaking the Venezuelan winter league record...more
Cage 16 Part 1 - Instruction - Today I had the pleasure to go to Cage 16 and visit with Ray Navarrete. I arrived at the facility just in time to watch Ray instruct a 10 year player (The young players father, grandparents and uncle were in attendance) The young player was very talented but his skills her magnified by the help of Navarrete who constantly challenged the student, but at the same time made it fun...more