Found October 19, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The delightful story of Lew Ford’s journey from the Atlantic League in April and May to the parent Baltimore Orioles in late July to the American League Postseason in October still has, dare we say, “a nice ring” to it for Independent Baseball as the major league season marches to a conclusion.             Pardon the reach for a pun, but the Long Island Ducks, with whom Ford originally pledged to help win the Atlantic League title until the Orioles snapped up his contract May 17, did their part with a ninth inning rally in the thrilling deciding game at their Central Islip home in eastern New York simultaneously to Baltimore battling the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series.            Now, the Ducks have confirmed Ford will receive a championship ring for his part in their season, which covered 19 early-season games (.333-4-14) and also brought uncounted publicity value to Long Island, the league and the Independent game.            “We told him about it after
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