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These Ducks are waiting for "the call"

Ex-big leaguers like Edgardo Alfonzo flock to the Long Island Ducks, trying to return to the bigs. Story

Updated: June 22, 2007, 1:31 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. -- He should not be here. It's obvious, right? So what if in his last major league go-around, Donovan Osborne posted a 7.13 ERA in nine games with the 2004 New York Yankees? He was hurt.

"Now I'm healthy," says the 38-year-old, "and it's clear I can get major league hitters out. I just need a chance."

He should not be here. It's obvious, right? So what if Damian Rolls batted .162 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2004, his final major league season? He wasn't getting ...

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