Resolution J119-2013

Commending the Long Island Ducks Baseball Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2012 Atlantic League Championship



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the Long Island Ducks Baseball Team
upon the occasion of capturing the 2012 Atlantic League Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  pay  tribute  to
those  exemplary  athletes  who excel in athletics, distinguishing them-
selves through notable achievements and representing  the  great  Empire
State with pride and determination; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Long  Island Ducks Baseball Team upon the occasion of capturing the
2012 Atlantic League Championship; and
  WHEREAS, Ably led by Manager Kevin Baez, the Long Island  Ducks  Base-
ball  Team  are the Atlantic League Champions; playing in the fifth game
of a series tied at two games, the Ducks defeated  the  Lancaster  Barn-
stormers  by  a  score  of 5-4 on Sunday, October 7, 2012, winning their
second title in the franchise's 13-year history; and
  WHEREAS, The team's  overall  record  is  outstanding,  and  the  team
members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Long Island Ducks  Baseball  Team,  from
the  opening  game  of  the season to participation in the championship,
were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good  sportsmanship,  and  of
honor, demonstrating that these team players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and  Manager  Kevin Baez and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is  a
tradition of their community; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Long Island Ducks Baseball Team; its  members:    Chris
Hayes, John Brownell, Eric Niesen, Bobby Blevins, Jared Lansford, Jeremy
Hill,  Jino  Gonzalez, Nick DeBarr, Josh Lansford, Matt Way, Bob Zimmer-
mann, Leo Rosales, Connor Graham,  Josh  Johnson,  Mitch  Canham,  Shawn
Williams,  Dan  Lyons,  Ray Navarrete, Bryant Nelson, Brandon Sing, Timo
Perez, Joash Brodin, Kraig Binick, Lee Cruz, and Matt Esquivel;  Manager
Kevin  Baez  and  Assistant  Coaches  Bud Harrelson, Steve Foucault, Jay
Loviglio, and Jamie Quinn, along with Founder  and  CEO  Frank  Boulton,
Owners  Seth  Waugh and Bud Harrelson, and President and General Manager
Michael Pfaff as well as the entire  Long  Island  Ducks  administrative
staff  on  their  outstanding  season and overall team record; and be it
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Long Island Ducks Baseball Team and to the aforementioned


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