Author: Gregory Giaconelli

I am a recent Adelphi University graduate, with a BA in communication/Journalism. I am an avid sports fan who roots for the Yankees,Rangers and Long Island Ducks. I reside in Nassau County.

The old saying in baseball goes: Pitching wins you championships. For the Long Island Ducks, they have plenty of hurlers to choose from. With first year pitching coach Marty Janzen at the helm, he looks forward to working with a dedicated and strong staff. Janzen is ready to help add his experience of the game to an already successful ball club in his first season on Long Island. Janzen also praised both Manager Kevin Baez and Assistant Coach Bud Harrelson. “I have nothing but good things to say” said Janzen. “They’re both great guys. It’s enjoyable to come to the…

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The Long Island Ducks started off the first game of a three game set with their Ferry Cup rivals, the Bridgeport Bluefish, with a statement. They want revenge for their three game sweep in Bridgeport. For a 289th time in Atlantic League history, these two teams squared off. This meeting makes it the most for the Ducks against any other opponent.  One Duck player who want to make a statement against his former team is outfielder Prentice Redman. The Ducks acquired Redman on May 2 from the Bluefish. “From the other side, we wanted to destroy the Ducks every time”…

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As the National Hockey League prepares for the 2015 All Star weekend festivities, the New York Rangers have one player who will represent and participate in the big game in Columbus, Ohio. That player is the former face of the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise and current Ranger Most Valuable Player Rick Nash. Nash leads the League in goals with an impressive 28 goals and shows zero signs of slowing down. He also leads the Rangers with 43 points and continues to silence the doubters and prove the pundits right with an impressive bounce back year. Nash is on pace for…

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The New York Rangers have finished the 2014 portion of the 2014-15 season with a 20-11-4 record. They currently hold on to third place in the Metropolitan Division with 46 points, good for 21 wins. They started off the weekend and 2015 on a surge by routing the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 on Saturday January 3 at Madison Square Garden. That makes it 10 out of 11 for the Blueshirts! ​Now is a good time to be a Rangers fan (or jump on the bandwagon) – especially with their recent play. The team closed the month of December with an impressive…

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​It looks like Christmas came a bit early this year!  Last week, the Long Island Ducks and B-103 Radio Personality “The Wiseman”  teamed up for three trips to local hospitals to give their season greetings and to provide toys for juvenile patients. Representing the Ducks on this wonderful cause were manager Kevin Baez, co-owner and Coach Bud Harrelson, shortstop Dan Lyons and of course, team mascot Quackerjack. Their tour began at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, which is the only pediatric intensive Care Unit on Suffolk’s south shore. They visited 30 children and surprised them with gifts. These gifts…

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