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06/03/14 9:55am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The mysterious Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and  baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The mysterious Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday.

With the kickoff of the Shelter Island Bucks 2014 campaign Sunday at Fiske Field, another Island mystery has come to light.

The true, beneath-the-antlers and above-the-hooves identity of Billy Buck, the team’s mascot, is unclear, according to Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney.

Or else he just wasn’t saying. Was it kind of like not outing the guy who plays Santa Claus, so kids can still dream there really is a jolly old elf? (more…)