05/21/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and  baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday. Get on board and host a Buck for a special summer.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday. Get on board and host a Buck for a special summer.

With the Shelter Island Bucks season fast approaching, the team still lacks enough housing for the summer of 2015.

Host families provide a player with a room, bed, a place to launder their uniforms and room in the refrigerator for some food. The hosts are not required to provide meals, although many hosts do. With several players arriving with their own vehicles, there’s no need for host families to provide transportation. (more…)

04/03/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks players will be swinging for the fences in front of dedicated fans this summer, just as the photo above shows action from 2014.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Bucks players will be swinging for the fences in front of dedicated fans this summer, just as the photo above shows action from 2014.

BY LAURA GURNEY

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
— Babe Ruth

Shelter Island Bucks Nation is on the brink of our team’s fourth amazing season. The roster is in with 27 ballplayers and two excellent coaches. The players, who are picked from colleges all over the country, share an intense love for the game of baseball and, simply put, it’s their life’s dream to play. The young athletes will arrive in early June and are busy with games and practice until early August when they depart. Shelter Island presents a truly unique opportunity for these ballplayers. (more…)

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11/24/14 12:00pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO New Bucks Head Coach Jamie Quinn brings an impressive resume and a vision of aggressive baseball.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO
New Bucks Head Coach Jamie Quinn brings an impressive resume and a vision of aggressive baseball.

Present a way of doing things and fit the personnel into it, or evaluate the talent at hand and build a new template?

That’s the challenge for a manager in any business, one that becomes most apparent for an individual managing a team sport.

Jamie Quinn was diplomatic when the question was put to him about his approach to managing the Shelter Island Bucks in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League for the 2015 season. (more…)