July 12, 2013 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks
Central Islip, N.Y. - The Long Island Ducks are back from the All-Star break and return to action in Bridgeport this weekend against the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish. Fans can now take advantage of a special offer from the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company and enjoy an exciting weekend of Atlantic League baseball.
To allow the fans easier, more affordable access to this unique rivalry, the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company will be offering "The Ferry Cup Package" for July 12-14. This special package includes a walk-on round trip Ferry ticket, a ticket to the Ducks vs. Bluefish game at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard and $5 of "BB Bucks" (ballpark dollars) for use on merchandise, concessions or games at the ballpark. Fans can purchase "The Ferry Cup Package" for just $30 (adults), $25 (seniors) or $12 (children 12 and under). All children three and under are free. Fans purchasing this package will receive a voucher for their Bluefish game ticket and BB Bucks that can be redeemed at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard box office. To take advantage of this offer or for more information, please contact the Port Jeff Ferry Tour Department at 631-473-5138.
The Ducks and Bluefish have battled for the Ferry Cup since 2009, with each team claiming the cup twice (Long Island: 2009, 2011; Bridgeport: 2010, 2012). So far this season, the Ducks lead the series 9-4 and can claim their third Ferry Cup trophy with two wins this weekend.
Despite playing in different states, the Bluefish and Ducks are separated by just a 14-mile expanse of the Long Island Sound between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson. Rather than driving around Long Island and Connecticut, the two teams take the one-hour ferry ride across the Sound when visiting the other\'s ballpark. This unique method of travel, as well as the annual battles between the two teams for Liberty Division supremacy, has made the cross-sound rivalry the fiercest and most hard-fought in the league. The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company has been the exclusive sponsor of The Ferry Cup since its inception.