- UPCOMING SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED...CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE OR "SCHEDULE" IN THE MENU
- CHECK OUT TEAMS/ROSTERS AND SEE THE STATS FOR THE TEAM!!!
- SEPTEMBER 5-7...THE COLTS ENTER THE TRIPLE CROWN FALL NATIONALS 2014-12U DIVISION IN LAS VEGAS
- LAS VEGAS TRIPLE CROWN FALL NATIONALS 2014...CHECK OUT DIVISIONS/LEAGUES AND SEE WHO'S COMING!!!
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...FRANCISCO (FRANKIE) MONCADA ON SEPT. 22 & COACH NILO (NEIL) LINA ON SEPT. 21!!!
|TRIPLE CROWN FALL NATIONALS 2014-12U DIVISION|
INTRODUCTION TO THE CARSON COLTS NATION
Formerly the SOUTH BAY DIRTBAGS 12U team...but still powered by the DIRTBAGS mentality, philosophy and determination...they are now the CARSON COLTS team. You will still be able to check out all info on our past teams: DIRTBAGS, Holly Park Dodgers, Calas Park Cubs, etc... We would like to welcome you to our site and hope you will support our team. We are a travel and league ball non-profit organization for boys, which gets its funding through a variety of fundraisers (casino bus trips, restaurant percentages, scratchers, etc...), sponsorship from various businesses, and contributions from parents and relatives. The organization was founded in the Summer of 2011 by a small contingent of players and parents/coaches that have been together for a couple of years. The team has been through various incarnations/rosters of the club, but have unbelievably been resilient through it all. In the little time since our inception, we have added to our DIRTBAGS/COLTS family. Now, that we have recently joined our team with the developmental program at Carson Senior High School, along with giving us a home field and having access to all their baseball facilities, it's sky's the limit for this club. So, even though the team are DIRTBAGS at heart, we are now going to represent the COLTS of Carson High School proudly. The team will participate in a variety of leagues; park and travel ball tournaments; and friendlies. A couple of goals we are looking to accomplish is to:build more well-rounded ballplayers;
teach our players team work;
teach good sportsmanship;
and teach the fundamentals of the game.
We would like to thank our players' instructors with the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA, especially Coach Edmond, for all the great work they have done with them. Also, we would like to thank the instructors and coaches at Carson Senior High School, especially Coach C-Dogg, Sam and Yaya for all their help. Definitely can't forget Coach Michael Kline, manager of the Carson High Varsity team, for giving our coaches and the team this great opportunity to represent our great city of Carson and the high school. Not to mention, special thanks goes out to the players' parents that have worked with them and showed them a love for the game throughout their formative years. We are hoping that our lil' COLTS will grow up to be great ballplayers someday, and also to be fine upstanding individuals as they approach their teens into adulthood. We would also like to diversify the organization into other branches of baseball/softball. We are currently thinking of putting a men's baseball team together again, which a couple of our coaches either play or coach, too. We also are working on assembling an adult co-ed slowpitch softball team which will consist of the coaches, player's parents, relatives and close friends of the family. Possible future projects would be to add other age groups for boys and maybe even looking at girls' or women's fastpitch softball. Our current roster has been set with 13 players, but one or two more players might be added or dropped in the near future. Also, there will be players that will only be part of the practice/reserve squad, and then there will be the players that will actually be playing in leagues, tourneys and friendlies. Here is the roster with the trainee/reserve players having a (R) symbol by their name. Inactive players will have an (I) by their name:
#8 Timothy (Timbo) Berube
#22 Dorian (Ice) Echols
#1 Sergio (Surge) Franco
#99 Matthew (Matty) Guerrero
#66 Jalen Hulsey
#44 Jonathan Largaespada
#13 Dylan (D.J.) Lina
#23 Ryne (Ryno) Lina
#32 Francisco (Frankie) Moncada
#42 Andrew (Sandman) Morales
#18 Zackary (Zack Attack) Roberts I
#16 Eriberto (Eri) Rodriguez
#17 Luis (Louie) Sanchez
Manager: Nilo (Neil) Lina
Coaches: Cesar Morales, Leo B. Lina, Luis Sanchez, Sr.
Team Mom(s): Adriana Lina, Nancy Franco
Welcome to the new additions to our family, and to our brothers that have left for various reasons will be missed. With a new look to our team, we are looking to be a big threat to our age group and the rest of the competition for years to come. God bless and we hope that you will please come out, cheer and support the team. Also, don't forget to LIKE us on the team's Facebook page, and don't forget to tell your family and friends, too. You can click on either the icon under the side menu or the link at the top of this page. If you still can't access the page, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carson-Colts-Baseball-Team/1446742678889840 .
GO CARSON COLTS NATION!!!
PLAY HARD...GET DIRTY...OR GO HOME!!!
COLTS GET THEIR NEW UNIFORMS - DEBUTING SOON AT A FIELD NEAR YOU
August 30, 2014 – 11:45 PM
The CARSON COLTS team will be getting their new uniforms next week before the big tournament in Las Vegas...and will be showing them off soon on a field near you. They will be getting a new jersey and hat. It's taken awhile, but now the team will have a another great new look to go with their great play and team work on the field. But, this does not happen if not for the great job by the parents, team moms and coaches. The new uniforms will be displayed on this site soon. If you don't get a chance to check it out on the site...stay tuned so you can watch them sport their new look at the Triple Crown Sports Nationals 2014 in Las Vegas this coming first weekend of September.
BIRTHDAYS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
August 30, 2014 – 11:38 PM
Here is the birthdays for the month of September that we will be celebrating on the team. Here they are in the order of the day it lands this month:
Nilo (Neil) Lina (Manager/Head Coach) - Sept. 21
Francisco (Frankie) Moncada - Sept. 22
The team would like to wish that our birthday celebrants have a great day, and will have many more in the future. This also goes for everybody else in our big CARSON COLTS family that have a birthday that we don't know of. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
COLTS PLACE 2ND IN THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY CARSON PARADE!!!
October 26, 2013 – 12:04 AM
CALAS PARK/CARSON COLTS 12U team, coaches and parents participated in the 45th Anniversary City of Carson Parade 2013....and they grabbed 2nd place in the judging!!! Great job to our CALAS PARK/CARSON COLTS 12U team, coaches and parents. Thanks for the great team and parents....and Kenny Harris (Center Supervisor) from Calas Park...for making all of this possible. We would also like to thank Matt Barber for letting us use his truck...and for Mike Barber for driving our disabled assistant coach, Leo.
"The Baseball Codes" by Jason Turbow
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Excerpt from the book, "The Baseball Codes", written by Jason Turbow. These are ten of baseball's more obscure "unwritten" rules:
1. Don't swing at the first pitch after back-to-back home runs...
This is a matter of courtesy, respect for a pitcher who is clearly struggling, offering just a sliver of daylight with which to regain his senses. When Yankees rookie Chase Wright gave up back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers against Boston in 2007, the guys who hit numbers three and four - Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek - each watched a pitch before taking a cut. "Let him know, okay, I'm not swinging," said Hal McRae. "I know you're out there trying to do a job, and I have to do a job - but you've just given up back-to-back home runs. So I take the first pitch."
2. Don't work the count when your team is up or down by a lot...
This is true for both pitchers and hitters. Nobody wants to see the fifth guy on a bullpen's depth chart nibbling on the corners in the late innings of a blowout. Similarly, hitters are expected to swing at anything close. It's an effort to quickly and efficiently end a lopsided contest.
3. When hit by a pitch, don't rub the mark...
This one is all about intimidation or lack thereof. It's a hitter's way of telling the pitcher that his best shot - intentional or otherwise - didn't hurt. Pete Rose made a point of sprinting to first base after being hit, to ensure that he stripped all satisfaction from the pitcher. "It's a macho thing, like a fighter who gets clocked in the mouth and shakes his head like it didn't hurt him," said Rich Donnelly. "But believe me, it hurts." Lou Brock was the only hitter Sandy Koufax ever threw at intentionally, and despite the fact that his shoulder was fractured by the pitch, forcing him from the game, never once did he rub the spot. The Washington Post once reported that Don Baylor "was hit by 267 pitches yet never rubbed, even once. Of course, several of the balls had to be hospitalized."
4. Don't stand on the dirt cutout at home plate while a pitcher is warming up...
Just as Braden dismissed A-Rod's attempt to enter his sacred space, the area around the plate is meant only for the hitter, and then only when it's time for him to hit. Should a pitcher be getting loose before an at-bat, it's strictly off-limits. "I stay as far away from the cutout as I can when the pitcher is warming up," said Ken Griffey Jr. "If they could, they should put the on-deck circle in left field to make me happy. I don't want anything to do with messing with the pitcher when he's getting ready."
5. Don't walk in front of a catcher or umpire when getting into batter's box...
This is respect, pure and simple. If the line from your dugout to the batter's box takes you between the pitcher and the catcher, walk around. Like the A-Rod incident, you'll likely never hear about this one until a player is called out for brazenly violating it...
6. Don't help the opposition make a play (bracing them from falling into the dugout, etc.)...
In 1998, Dodgers left fielder Matt Luke braced Arizona's Andy Fox as the third baseman staggered into the Los Angeles dugout while chasing a pop fly. He knew the Code, but he had also been Fox's roommate in multiple levels of the Yankees' minor-league system, and was so tight with him that Fox had served as an usher in his wedding. Even then, he had his limits. "I waited until he made the play," said Luke in the Riverside Press Enterprise. "I wanted to prevent an injury. We're competing out there, and not for one second do I want to help the opposition."
7. Relievers take it easy when facing other relievers...
The caveat to this piece of the Code is that for the most part, relievers don't step to the plate in close games, which gives their counterparts on the opposing team some leeway in their approach. "You'd probably give them all fastballs," said Dave LaRoche. "It was just a professional courtesy type of thing. Here it is - I'll give you a chance to hit it if you can."
8. Follow the umpire's Code when addressing them on the field...
This is a book in itself. How one talks to umpires goes a long way toward getting favorable calls, or at least not getting thrown out of a game. ("That call was horse----" is generally acceptable; "You're horse----" is never acceptable.) Some savvy teams go so far as to post headshots and bios in the clubhouse for the umps working that day's game, so that players can butter them up a bit. Still, there are ways to express anger without getting tossed. After umpire Shag Crawford called Dick Groat out on a play at second base, Groat told him, "You're still the second best umpire in the league." Then he added that the other 19 umpires were tied for first.
9. Pitchers stay in the dugout at least until the end of the inning in which they get pulled...
This is purely about respect for one's teammates. "I know you're having a tough day, but give your teammates the respect to stay out here until the end of the inning," said Sean Casey. "You don't want to show that you think the game's already lost."
10. Pitchers never show up their fielders...
This doesn't happen frequently, but when it does, players notice. One pitcher who made a habit of excessive body language on the mound was Gaylord Perry, who would put his hands on his hips and stare down fielders who made errors behind him. "That bothered me because nobody glared at him if he gave up a home run or something like that," said Dave Nelson, Perry's teammate on the Rangers. "I always felt like I deserved the same respect because I'm out there busting my butt just like he is, and if I make an error, it wasn't because I was doing it on purpose." Perry's teammate in Cleveland, Oscar Gamble, had a different take: "If you don't do right, if you miss a ball you should have caught, you expect the fans to boo you," he said. "And this fan, Gaylord, was a player. That's the way I looked at it." Perry, however, was occasionally able to find his fielders innocent of wrongdoing. Once, after shortstop Todd Cruz fielded a grounder and air-mailed the ball into the stands, Perry withheld judgment. "Too much stuff on the ball," he said after the game.
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