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Ducks Make Moves: The Long Island Ducks have released P Colin Young and activated P Pat Mahomes, one of several players the team expects to return for postseason play. – Mike Ashmore

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1. john from Long Island - September 12, 2006

Pat Mahomes must be glad to be back with the Ducks. With the Omaha Royals he was 1-1, with a 5.60 ERA over 35.1 innings pitched.

Comparatively, Pat had a better stay in Omaha, then did former Duck and Bluefish Donovan Osbourne. Donovan compiled an 0-6 record with a 6.66 ERA over 52.2 innings. The Omaha Royals website says Osbourne left the team on 8/29/2006. Could not happen to a nicer guy (tongue in cheek).

Lets hope the Ducks batting can give Pat the support and confidence to help the Ducks in their playoff efforts.

2. Chuckerd58 - September 12, 2006

Hey John,i guess your not a fan of Osborne. LOL.Glad Mahomes is back.wITH Pulse,Ahearn,Mahomes and maybe Batson. And if Erdos comes back,the pitching should be in good shape. But,like you said John,if the offense and defence don,t improve,it could be a short playoff run. Let,s hope not.

3. Amy - September 12, 2006

In division champs..its looking like Lanc @ AC for first game
AC @ Lanc for 2 and 3 (3 if needed…is this correct? Just clarifying it because our playoff package includes 5 games.

4. number1surffan John - September 13, 2006

The Surf are offering a deal on tickets to Division Series Game 1, and Championship Series games 3, 4, 5

5. Amy - September 13, 2006

John…that would be correct IF they beat Lancaster!!!!

6. sharkgirltoo - September 13, 2006

Just curious to know how many fans hung in there til the last out in that wild, mega-inning game in LI which ended after 1 AM! Looks like the Sharks had to resort to using some of there regular players (Barrett, DeMarco, and Conti, who got the win) to pitch. It must have been a crazy and long game to watch. Glad to see the Sharks pull this one out! Don’t count the Sharks out of the playoffs yet…they’ll have to fight to the finish.

7. sharkgirltoo - September 13, 2006

*their

8. Anonymous - September 13, 2006

Check this out in the Philly papers today re: the possible trade of Ryan Howard:

“I remember one specific conversation with one general manager,” former Phillies general manager Ed Wade said in a telephone interview Monday. “We were talking about their best young player, who would have fit a position of need for us. [The general manager] said, ‘He’s hit a lot of home runs in double A, but remember Sam Horn.’ That was the comment I got back. He couldn’t wait to get off the phone with me.”

Ouch!

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/15504063.htm

9. john from Long Island - September 13, 2006

Sharkgirl:

I stayed until the last out with approximately 35 other fans. It was just about 1:30am when it ended. Both teams had missed opportunities, as well as mental errors. By the time it ended, there were more staff members in the stadium than fans.

I truly believed the Ducks would pull it out, after getting five runs in the eighth to tie, and again picking up two more in the fifteenth to tie it again. Mel Stocker sent the ball flying to right center to tie it and got picked off after rounding third on his triple.

Worst thing was after the Ducks got a runner to third with one out, the Sharks intentionally walked two guys in a row to set up the double play, and turned their only double play of the game to get out of the inning. (Late inning, I am not sure which one).

Interesting to note how it took longer and longer for the players to take the field as the game wore on.

Batboys had to be replaced by office staff members in the late innings, think it was something to do about minors working too late.

The position players who pitched for the Sharks looked really good, had it not been for the single digit numbers on their uniforms, I never would have suspected they were not pitchers. (7 and 9, Conti and Barrett).

There was one guy on the Sharks, who seemed to be full of pep all evening, always cheering and offering encouragement to the team. I will figure out who he is tonight and let you know.

In the end, I was glad I stayed until the end, but to paraphrase, “There is no joy in Central Islip….The Long Island Ducks had struck out.

10. Tom - September 13, 2006

John,
You’re a better man than I, Gunga Din.

11. john from Long Island - September 13, 2006

Tom:

Speaking of Gunga Din, Alex S. put up many obscure clips of black and white movies on the Ducks scoreboard, in an effort to motivate the team. Unfortunately, I have no idea what movies they were from.

12. sharkgirltoo - September 13, 2006

You’re a real die-hard fan, John from LI. I, too, would have stuck it out but it’s definitely hard and “draining” to see your home team lose especially being there til almost 1:30am! Looks like the Sharks had the game in hand until the 8th inning and then the blown save….hence the long night. Too bad for Costello who pitched a great game. Luckily the Sharks came out on top of this one even though it took them 18 innings to do so. They certainly cannot afford any losses especially the way AC is playing. The Sharks still have 5 more games with LI which should be pretty interesting.


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